The Shocking Truth About Ethics

Field: Ethics | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 2.0

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Ethics are often defined as a set of moral principles, especially ones relating to or affirming a specified group, field, or form of conduct. That's why each year professionals are asked to take ethics training and confirm they are ethical according to a defined code of ethics... but isn't that just following the rules or "code of conduct" of a particular group?

Don't people belong to different groups and come from different backgrounds? And that means different rules for different people, leading to disagreement in philosophies.

Did you know that ethics is also about principles that govern a person's behavior and there are different branches of ethical philosophy that deal with moral principles that don't agree with each other?

Being ethical isn't as black and white, or right and wrong, as you might think.

In this session we are going to pull back the curtain so you can discover that following the rules is not the same as ethics. Sometimes the rules are not ethical and the ethical thing to do is break the rules.

And we will leave you with some practical ways to determine what's ethical behavior for you.

** This course meets the requirements of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) 2 hours of ethics education, and most other annual ethics requirements.

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Field: Ethics
Delivery Method: Self-Study
CPE Hours: 2.0
Format: Video

Your Instructor

Jason Mefford
Jason Mefford

Jason Mefford is a rock star in internal audit, risk management and compliance. He typically works with Chief Audit Executives (CAE) and professionals in audit, risk and compliance with the technical and soft-skills needed to navigate the land mines of organizations. He takes complicated, confusing & hard things, makes them practical, proactive & simple to improve learning and transformation. He's been an executive in charge of internal audit, risk management, ethics, compliance, and information security.

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