EO 294 – Decent Baloyi

Foundation of Professional Development
Project Manager: Action Research

Why did you attend the programme?
I attended the programme to find futher discourse in ethics and to gain an understanding of the different dynamics attached to ethics. I attended so that my understanding of dealing with ethics may be solid, and to enhance my ethical decision-making capacity.

How did the programme benefit you personally?
I have a better grasp of different aspects relating to ethics, whether its business, governance or organisational ethics. I have understood the theories that paved way for ethics as we know it today; I have become conversant with different policies relating to ethics, whatthese policies should look like and what they should address. I have at least understood the practicality of measuring the ethics well-being of an organisation, and how cultures can be changed for the best desirable outcomes.

How is it benefitting your company?
Being in the research unit, and part of the FPD Research Ethics Committee, the theories learned during the programme have helped a lot in applying them to some of the work we do. It has also helped because our new reporting system for non-compliance policies and procedures has adopted most of the techniques that we shared during the programme.