Introduction to Workplace Ethics

Build an ethical workplace with training on the basic code of conduct

Ethics in the workplace sets the standard for right and wrong behaviors and helps build morally upright employees. It guides employees whenever they face an ethical dilemma. Ethics also plays a significant role in creating a positive ambiance, ensuring happy happiness, and improving cooperation and trust among team members. To implement workplace ethics, you need to start by understanding the basic concepts of ethical behavior in the workplace. This course discusses the fundamentals of ethical behaviors and how organizations can establish ethical standards for their employees based on them. This information is also available within a larger course: Ethics Training in the Workplace.

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Course Outline

Introduction to Workplace Ethics
1.   Course Overview
  • Course Overview
2.   Introduction to Ethical Behavior At the Workplace
  • Defining Ethics
  • Ethical Standards
  • Code of Conduct
  • Why an Ethical Workplace
  • Worksheet: An Ethical Workplace
  • Scenario
3.   Conclusion
  • Assessment
  • Course Handouts
  • Course Feedback

About The Instructor

James Galluzo

James Galluzzo is the principal consultant and owner of HRJ Strategies, LLC, a company providing leadership training and development to help businesses maximize their human capital potential. He has over twenty-five years of human resources, leadership development and strategic planning experience.

Formerly an HR subject matter expert for the United States Army, James has served in a variety of military and civilian HR positions. He has provided his expertise to small private sector companies and government agencies.  James has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Mathematics and an MBA. He is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). 

James is the author of a comprehensive study guide for the SPHR and PHR certification exams and has been an adjunct instructor at the college level, teaching non-traditional students business concepts and strategic communications. He also serves on the National Executive Council for a military-affiliated, professional organization, as vice president in charge of Information Technology and Strategic Communications. 

His purpose in teaching this course is to offer some basic lessons to help others build an ethical workplace. This course is especially helpful to new leaders and supervisors leading a change process within their organizations, to coach them on how to build an ethical framework for an organization.

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