Ethical Decision-Making Models
What you'll learn
- Identify the core human values upon which any ethical decision should be made.
- Define the types of ethical decisions and which are applicable to the decision you need to make.
- Familiarize yourself with commonly accepted ethical decision making models and recognize the common elements necessary for developing an ethical decision making model.
- Exposure to ethical decision making.
Ethical decision-making usually means making a choice between two rights and balancing various needs in order to make what is considered an ethical decision. This is what makes ethical decision making hard, because there isn't always one correct answer. In fact, most ethical decisions can be described as being making a choice between:
- Truth or loyalty
- Short-term or long-term
- Individual or group
- Justice or mercy
In this course, we will discuss models and tools for making ethical decisions, and will cover:
- What are ethics?
- Classical ethical approaches—making decisions for ourselves and our companies
- Classic ethical dilemmas
- Universal human values and how they play into decision-making
- Examples of 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.
If you would like Continuing Education Credit (e.g. CPE, CE, CPD, etc.) for this course, it is available if you take this course on the Illumeo dot com platform under course title: Ethical Decision-Making Models. Illumeo is certified to provide CPE in over two dozen different professional certifications covering finance, accounting, treasury, internal audit, HR, and more. However, in order to receive CPE credit the courses must be taken on an ‘approved-by-the-governing-body’ CPE platform, and for over two dozen corporate professional certifications, that is the Illumeo platform. Go to Illumeo dot com to learn more.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in ethics, management skills or related fields.
Illumeo, incorporated in 2009, is revolutionizing the hide-bound world of corporate learning. Illumeo works with corporate professionals and organizations of all sizes to build the skills and capabilities that help everyone be an expert at their job.
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Jason Mefford is an internationally sought speaker, trainer, coach, and best selling author on ethics, corporate governance, GRC, compliance and internal audit topics. He is currently the President of Mefford Associates, a professional training, coaching and boutique advisory firm.
Jason has been the chief audit executive at two different multi-billion dollar manufacturing companies. Prior to that he was a manager at both Arthur Andersen and KPMG, performing internal and external audits and advisory services for clients in various industries. He was also a national instructor at both firms.
Jason is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Professional (GRCP), GRC Auditor (GRCA) and Certified Risk Based Auditor (CRBA).
He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and is an active IIA volunteer serving at the local and international level. He is currently 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. He was a contributing author on the OCEG GRC Capability Model v3.0, the only internationally recognized GRC framework, from the organization that invented GRC.
He has been recognized by Yale University as a rising star in corporate governance, and was a finalist for the Corporate Secretary Magazine rising star in corporate governance award.