Nine Steps You Can Take Immediately To Help Create A Culture of Ethics, Compliance, and Accountability

A One-Hour Text-Based Course | taught by Christopher Bauer, PhD, CSP, CFS

Course description

Course description

You have the power to help create a culture of ethics in your organization. Regardless of the size of your organization and regardless of your job title or job description, there are things you can be doing right now to assure a culture of ethics in your business.

This brief course will give you tips on nine often-ignored conduits usually ‘hiding in plain sight’ that you can use to help create and maintain a culture of ethics, compliance, and accountability in your organization.

What you will learn:

  • Nine often-ignored areas on which you and your organization can focus in order to help a culture of ethics, compliance, and accountability.
  • Ideas on how a greater focus on ethics and values can lead to a wide range of improvements in your business.
  • A brief survey to help you spot often-overlooked or ignored ethics risks in your organization.
  • A “Where From Here” module to help you focus on how to put the nine areas covered in this course into use.
  • Actionable steps you can take right now – regardless of your job title or job description - that will help keep your focus, and the focus of those around you, on building and maintaining a culture of ethics.

NOTE: This course is based on my observations and impressions. While I believe that those observations and impressions are both well-informed and well-reasoned, they are observations and impressions none-the-less. If you are looking for a primarily empirically-based, data-driven course, this course is probably not for you.

There are no prerequisites for this course. It is suitable for all levels of experience.

The format is brief written segments. There is a test at the end of the last learning module which is required only if you would like a certificate of completion for this one-hour course. (Because of the written format, module-by-module study questions have not been used in this course. You may refer back to the written course materials if/as needed to complete the test at the end of the course.)

Christopher Bauer, PhD, CSP, CFS
Christopher Bauer, PhD, CSP, CFS
Bauer Ethics Seminars

Christopher Bauer is a clinical psychologist by training with over twenty-five years of experience as a speaker, trainer, author, and consultant on professional ethics and values-driven business strategies. Between coaching, speaking and consulting, he has worked with front-line workers to senior executives and everyone in-between. Clients of Dr. Bauer have run the gamut from small and medium sized businesses and organizations to every level of staff and management at Fortune 500 corporations.

Dr Bauer’s articles on how to build and maintain great professional ethics have appeared in such journals as CEO Refresher, CFO Magazine, Financial Executive, Internal Auditor, and many other print and online publications. The latest edition of his book, "Better Ethics NOW: How To Avoid The Ethics Disaster You Never Saw Coming” has been a business ethics Top Seller on Amazon.com and he publishes a free “Weekly Ethics Thought” seen by thousands of readers worldwide.

Because of his unique contribution to the prevention of ethics problems, Dr. Bauer has been recognized with the Certified Fraud Specialist designation by the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists.

Additional information on Dr. Bauer’s programs as well as free subscriptions to his Weekly Ethics Thought are available at his website (www.BauerEthicsSeminars.com).

Course Curriculum

Introduction
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Have a Great Ethics Code and Values Statement
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Design A Still-Better Values Statement
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Differentiate Values From Slogans
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Just Say No to Just Saying No
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Fix Ethics Problems Before They Actually Occur
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Differentiate Between Incentives and Inducements
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Have Watertight Policies and Procedures On Gifts and Gratuities
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Take A Quick Ethics Self-Monitoring Survey
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Make Your Ethics Code and Values Statement More Than A Just A Statement
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Reviews (4)

Excellent Ethics Course

by Marina Mueller
Consistent with Christopher Bauer's live presentations and other online course, he provides a very positive, practical and thorough approach to developing a well written ethics code or value statement. This course provides excellent value for minimal cost.

Brian Echausse

by Brian Echausse
Overall, Great Course!

Quick Start Guide

by Judy Dezell
For anyone that has followed Christopher Bauer for any length of time you know each of the steps has detailed work within. Nonetheless, this course does a great job of giving the high level view of where to start and why it could save you money in the long run. Not sure where to start on an ethics code or value statement - start here.
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Excellent Ethics Course

by Marina Mueller
Consistent with Christopher Bauer's live presentations and other online course, he provides a very positive, practical and thorough approach to developing a well written ethics code or value statement. This course provides excellent value for minimal cost.

Brian Echausse

by Brian Echausse
Overall, Great Course!

Quick Start Guide

by Judy Dezell
For anyone that has followed Christopher Bauer for any length of time you know each of the steps has detailed work within. Nonetheless, this course does a great job of giving the high level view of where to start and why it could save you money in the long run. Not sure where to start on an ethics code or value statement - start here.

Accurate

by Shannon Kashinsky
Good course, easy readability, good information.