In this course we discuss models and tools for making ethical decisions. We are often told to be ethical, and make ethical decisions, but are not provided with the tools to help us make ethical decisions.
Ethical decisions usually mean make a choice between two rights and includes balancing various needs in order to make what is considered an ethical decision. This is what makes ethical decision making so hard, because there doesn’t seem to be one correct answer.
Most ethical decisions can be described as being making a choice between:
Objectives, values, and a defined process for considering the best decision help us make good decisions that we can feel are ethical. We will discuss universal human values that should be included in any decision making process, how to consider and incorporate organizational or situation-specific objectives and values into the decision making process, and common ethical decision making models prevalent in the world. By understanding how these ethical decision making models work, we can determine a model that is best for us to use in making these difficult “right versus right” decisions. Once we understand these concepts then we can also help others.
Jason Mefford is a sought after speaker and coach on ethics, corporate governance, risk management, GRC, compliance and internal audit topics. He helps organization think differently by becoming Principle Performers to help them reliably achieve their objectives, while addressing uncertainty and acting with integrity.
He is currently the President of Mefford Associates, a professional training, coaching and boutique advisory firm and is also a Brian Tracy certified trainer and business coach. He is also a fellow with the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) a nonprofit think tank that uniquely helps organizations drive Principled Performance® by enhancing corporate culture and integrating governance, risk management, and compliance processes. The concept of Principled Performance® allows organizations to reliably achieve their objectives, while addressing uncertainty, and acting with integrity - the principles necessary for organizations to succeed over the long-term.
Jason has spent many years training and coaching top business professionals all over the world, and is consistently rated as one of the leading experts and most effective speakers and trainers in the world.
He is a best-selling author of Risk-Based Internal Auditing, Masters of Success with Brian Tracy, and was a contributing author on the OCEG GRC Capability Model v3.0. He has also appeared on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC television networks.
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