Workplace Ethics Training Course

Train your employees on business ethics and overcome ethical dilemmas

Business ethics is a matter of integrity in employees and customers' trust in your business. Understand individual & corporate responsibilities, encourage ethical behaviors in the workplace, and be informed about the legal guidelines such as diversity, equity, and inclusion, conflicts of interest, and handling incidents of corruption for building an ethical framework. Set principles for employee conduct and business operations so that you can easily build a sustainable culture based on ethical standards.

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Course Outline

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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
3.   Individual Responsibility to Maintain Good Ethics
  • Building Trust
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Ethical Behavior
  • Handout: Do’s & Don’ts of Ethical Behavior
  • Consideration of Others
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Worksheet: Design an Ethical Policy
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
4.   Moving from Individual Ethics to Collective Ethics
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Case Study: The Challenges of Getting too Big (Uber)
  • Defining Corporate Values
  • Training an Ethical Workforce
  • Handout: Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Climate
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
5.   Legal Guidelines for an Ethical Framework
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Survey: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Handout: Ways to create a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Foundation
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Handling Incidents of Corruption
  • Case Study: The Culture of Enron
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
6.   Conclusion
  • Final 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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