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    Ethics in the Workplace

    Date: April 19, 2017, 8:00am – 12:00pm
    Western Washington University and Mt Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Squalicum Boat House
    2600 Harbor Loop
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    $349 per person
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    ‘There is nothing as practical as good theory’ 

    Benefits of course Join Western Washington University professor of business and sustainability Dr. Craig Dunn for an exploration of how ethical decisions can be appropriately informed by ethical theory.

    Participants will learn:

    • Assumptions that may hinder sound ethics
    • The importance of trust
    • A model for ethical decision making
    • Integrating ethics into human resource practice
    • How to avoid hubris within organizations

    Program Details The course will begin with an overview of some assumptions that hinder sound ethics in organizations, including:

    • People are naturally inclined to do the right thing
    • People come to organizations with a sound sense of right and wrong
    • People are not well trained to develop and articulate persuasive arguments supportive of ethical behavior

    Following the overview, the course will delve into a discussion about ethics and the importance of trust as well as detail a model for ethical decision making. Participants will learn how to avoid opportunities for derailment and understand how to navigate organizational impediments that may act as barriers in identifying ethical issues and engaging ethical behavior.
    A second ethical model will be introduced, encouraging attention be given to whichever of the following ethical perspectives are most appropriate to the issue at hand:

    • Principles
    • Outcomes
    • Fairness
    • Caring
    • Liberty
    • Virtue
    • Sustainability

    Participants will engage in exercises that demonstrate the practical use of this model and then will close the course with a discussion on hubris within organizations.

    SHRM and HRCI preferred provider status pending.

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