Ethics Management: Professionalism in the Workplace

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Ethics Training Program – Supervisor Edition

Ethics Management: Professionalism in the Workplace is a course covering the key elements of Ethics training and professionalism in the workplace. Our ethics training program will help you develop your ability to recognize and promote ethical decisions in the workplace, and identify ethical and unethical actions and behaviors.

Being a professional means acting ethically, demonstrating integrity, treating everyone with dignity and respect, and owning up to mistakes. Ethics training for employees and supervisors can have a significant positive impact on employee behavior.

Our decisions have long-lasting effects. Accepting gifts from a vendor or dating an employee who reports to you may seem innocent, but ethically they represent conflicts of interest.

Examples of Unethical Behavior

Your organization’s management and policies should guide employee actions to ensure employees at all levels are educated on what is expected of them while representing the company. This is where a professional ethics training program can help.

Characteristics of Ethical Behavior

Primary Causes of Unethical Workplace Behavior

Ethics Management for Supervisors: Professionalism in the Workplace is designed to bolster and refresh your knowledge of workplace ethics. Develop your ability to recognize and promote ethical decisions in the workplace. Identify ethical and unethical decisions and behaviors. Ethics represent a set of standards and values that define how a business will manage itself and how it will promote the greater good. An organization’s policies guide its employees on what is acceptable behavior. As a supervisor, you are responsible for guiding employees with principles of confidentiality, honesty, and transparency in business dealings and conduct toward others. Our Ethics Management for Supervisors course will reinforce principles that positively impact your organization’s public image, ensures the best use of resources, and assists in legal compliance. Our ethics training also provides guidelines for managing ethical behavior, promoting professionalism, and creating a code of conduct for your organization. Review practical examples of ethical and unethical actions and use an Ethical Decision Making Model to help you and your employees navigate ethical dilemmas.

Learning Objectives

Benefits of Supervisor Ethics Training

Ethics Training Program – Employee Edition

Ethics Management for Employees: Professionalism in the Workplace is an introductory course designed for entry-level employees and provides a foundation for the key elements of Ethics training and professionalism in the workplace.

Many employees entering the workforce wonder, “How do I interact with co-workers and customers? What is expected of me in the workplace?”

Throughout our careers, most of us will have many different jobs requiring different sets of skills. No matter what the industry, they have one thing in common: in order to succeed and advance, we need to demonstrate professionalism. Being a professional means acting ethically, demonstrating integrity, treating everyone with dignity and respect, showing poise, and owning up to mistakes.

Join us as we review practical examples of ethical/unethical decisions and modern examples of professional/unprofessional behaviors.

Learning Objectives

Benefits of Employees Ethics Training

Takeaways

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) is a federal law that established comprehensive auditing and financial regulations for public companies to enhance corporate responsibility, improve financial disclosures, and combat accounting fraud. Sarbanes-Oxley was enacted in response to fraudulent financial practices and accounting scandals involving U.S. businesses, such as Enron.

Many provisions also apply to privately held companies, such as the willful destruction of evidence to impede a federal investigation.

Included in Section 406 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was the SOX Code of Ethics, in which public companies must disclose the fundamental values by which they operate. Corporate officers and executives of publicly held companies are now required to abide by the SOX Code of Ethics, which covers conflicts of interest, honest and ethical conduct, disclosure of information, compliance, reporting, confidentiality, retaliation, and other key ethical areas, such as the establishment of a code of ethics. Our Ethics training course for supervisors covers the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and gives context to the importance of workplace ethics.

For a full listing of laws that govern the Securities industry, click here.

Links:

http://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/Sarbanes-oxley%20Act%20Of%202002.pdf

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1190935/000119312517089955/d339590dex99r3.htm

https://www.sec.gov/answers/about-lawsshtml.html#sox2002

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