Leadership Perspectives: Building an Organizational Culture Defined by Ethics

Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW21D0418

  • Business ethics and corporate social responsibility  
  • How and why managers set the organization’s ethical tone
  • Applying the stakeholder perspective to decision making
  • Four key approaches to ethical decision-making
  • Individual and organizational factors that impact ethics
  • Setting the stage for a culture of ethics
  • Why it’s important to cultivate a culture characterized by ethics
  • Applying a simple model for ethical decision making 

Overview of the webinar

The decisions and actions of individual leaders, including supervisors and managers at all levels, play an important role in setting the overall organization’s ethical tone. After all, employees learn what is considered acceptable within the company as a direct result of observing the actions of their leaders. Simply put, the behaviors of leaders define whether or not it’s possible for an organization to have a culture that’s defined by ethics.  

No matter what a company’s code of ethics says or what the statement is, leadership behaviors define organizational culture. It’s critical for all leaders to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the organization’s vision, mission, and values while also taking into account the potential impact on all stakeholder groups when making decisions. As a result, leaders at all levels need to know how to apply sound ethical principles to their actions and decisions ad follow them on a daily basis.

Who should attend?

  • HR professionals
  • Managers 
  • Supervisors 
  • Team leaders 
  • Business owners 
  • Executives 
  • Employee relations professionals 
  • Talent development professionals 
  • Talent management professionals  
  • Organizational development professionals 

Why should you attend?

This informative training session covers a variety of topics related to ethical decision making in the business world, emphasizing how and why ethical decision-making practices are in the best long-term interests of the company, its employees, customers, and the larger community. This valuable program provides practical suggestions for incorporating ethical considerations into decision-making at all levels.

Faculty - Ms.Mary G White

Mary Gormandy White is the Managing Director of MTI Business Solutions. She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication and her certifications include Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Everything DiSC® Certified Trainer/Accredited Workplace Facilitator.

 Mary’s professional background includes extensive experience in management, HR, instructional design, writing/editing, and more. She teaches online PHR, SPHR, aPHR, and SHRM certification prep courses and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and association meetings nationwide. Mary is also a professional writer. She is a Staff Writer with YourDictionary.com, where she creates educational content. She also writes about HR best practices for other organizations.



ComplianceIQ is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for [1.5] PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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