Ethics and Ethical Culture: The Embedment of Ethical Values

Programme Overview

The once fashionable notion that business ethics could be safely relegated toward the bottom of the corporate “things to do” list exists no longer (Thomas et al., 2004). The demise of many once-respected organisations has created a new business environment, one in which a focus on reputation requires business to embrace and embed ethical culture.


Programme Objective

To provide an insight into the world of ethics and ethical culture. By the end of the programme each participant will be able to:

  • Explain the meaning of ethics and ethical culture
  • Learn the nature of ethics and why ethics is difficult to understand
  • Appreciate the benefits of ethics and business ethics
  • Learn the techniques to improve ethical practices
  • Gain insight into the ethical embedment process
  • Understand the sources of ethical standards

Programme Coverage

  • Definition of ethics and business ethics
  • The nature of ethics
  • Fundamental principles of ethics
  • Why ethics is difficult to understand
  • Sources of ethical standards
  • Ethical dilemmas and guidelines for handling ethical dilemmas
  • Making ethical judgments
  • Overview of issues in business ethics
  • Importance of ethics; importance of business ethics
  • Benefits of business ethics
  • International business ethics
  • Why are ethics important in business
  • Theoretical issues in business ethics
  • Business ethics in the field
  • Unethical issues
  • Characteristics of ethical organisations
  • Causes of unethical conduct in organisation
  • Techniques to improve ethical practices
  • How ethics can make corporate governance more meaningful
  • Responsibilities for creating ethics in organisations
  • The ethical embedment process

Who Should Attend?

  • Ethics Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk professionals and practitioners
  • Internal auditors and control officers
  • Senior executives and board members
  • All employees

Duration: 2 days

Date: 11 – 12 February, 24 – 25 May, 16 – 17 August and 1 -2 November, 2021

Programme fee: N199,999.50 (US$555.55 for foreign participants). Special 10% discount for groups of 4 or more.

Key benefits: Gain deep understanding of ethics, programme materials and certificate of participation