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Introduction to Business and Professional Ethics


This course provides a brief introduction to the concept of business and professional ethics. Ethics is a vitally important aspect of work-related relationships and interactions. Most organisations understand the risks associated with unethical policies, procedures, and behaviours. However, few organisations provide training and guidance to those responsible for developing ethical frameworks and maintaining organisational integrity.

Who needs this qualification?

This course is suitable for leadership, managerial or supervisory roles. It is appropriate for a wide range of business sectors and is particularly useful for anyone who may experience ethical challenges and dilemmas.

Why is this training important?

This training will help organisations better understand their current ethical culture and provide guidance on developing a culture that represents their organisational values and standards.

Course content

  • Key terminology
  • Common ethical models and approaches
  • Differences between personal, professional and business ethics
  • Introduction to key concepts: Justice, fairness, rights and obligations
  • Introduction to organisational integrity
  • Introduction to stakeholder theories
  • Ethical frameworks (purpose, values and principles)
  • Dilemmas and their influence on workplace behaviours
  • Introduction to ethical reasoning tools (including the three E’s)

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will understand:

  • Key terms and how to use them
  • How to develop an ethical framework for their organisation
  • How to recognise and consider the impact of business activities on key stakeholders
  • How to recognise opportunities for ethical dilemmas
  • How to utilise ethical reasoning tools
Certificated by: Ouch Learning & Development
Duration: 1 Day
Assessment: No formal assessment
Prerequisites: None
Validity of award: 3 years
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 12 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face or Live Online

Available dates

09:00 - 17:00
£222.00 inc. VAT
15 places remaining
Ouch Learning and Development - Wimborne

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