It seems we read about unethical behaviour every day. Are there more "bad" people out there? Or is it a case of only being able to see it in the rear view mirror? Surely, if we adhere to the professional code of conduct we can be certain of avoiding trouble. This course will help you refine your personal code of ethics and align it with your professional code. You will learn a decision making tool that can clarify murky situations and help you make better decisions - ones that consider the situation and other people. And most importantly, help you make decisions you can live with. This is not a review of a code of conduct. Nor is it a deep philosophical discussion.

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Use a decision making process to analyze ethical issues
Understand how we distinguish "right" from "wrong"
Frame an issue to explain the conflict - why is it difficult?
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1 Guide
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9 Video
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Section 1. Setting The Stage-Part1
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17 m
Lesson 1 - We have codes. Isn't that enough?

quiz Quiz
Lesson 1
Section 2. Exploring The Dilemma-Part1
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13 m
Lesson 2 - We all love a good process
Section 3. How To Be Wrong-Part1
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15 m
Lesson 3 - It's clearly wrong! Or is it?

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2 m
Ethical investment?
Section 4. Identify The Conflict-Part1
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15 m
Lesson 4 - It's not wrong - why am I still struggling?
Section 5. Before You Decide-Part1
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13 m
Lesson 5 - Different ways to look at possible solutions
Section 6. Decisions, Reflections and Lessons Learned-Part1
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13 m
Lesson 6 - Make a decision! And reflect
Section 7. Trust-Part1
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12 m
Lesson 7 - How does trust fit in?
Section 8. Some conundrums-Part1
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21 m
Lesson 8 Traps that trip up professionals
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Michelle Causton
Chartered Professional Accountant

I'm Michelle Causton, FCPA, FCGA, MBA. I was the president of CGA Ontario and sat on the executive of CGA Canada. I taught accounting courses at Nipissing University and at Canadore College. I have delivered workshops, seminars and provided training to a variety of audiences across Canada and the Caribbean.

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Smart People - Tough Decisions
It's more than a code.
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Level: Intermediate
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Duration: 2 hours
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