Ethics Officer Certification Programme

The Ethics Officer Certification Programme (EOCP) is designed for individuals who are tasked with driving ethical excellence within the organisation and play a pivotal role in instituting ethics, devising strategies, implementing management plans, conducting interventions, and reporting on ethics performance.

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The EOCP equips ethics practitioners and managers with the knowledge needed to effectively institutionalise ethics within an organisation. This intensive training course is available to ethics practitioners from both the private and public sectors.

Throughout the course, we delve into the following key themes:

  • Module 1: Introduction to ethics
  • Module 2: Governance and ethics
  • Module 3: Ethics management and the ethics office
  • Module 4: Ethics risk assessment, the ethics strategy, and management plan
  • Module 5: Codes of ethics and ethics policies
  • Module 6: Ethics management interventions: institutionalisation
  • Module 7: Ethics reporting and auditing
  • Module 8: Ethics practitioner’s perspective & practicum

You can choose the learning format that suits you best:

  • Online: Spread over four weeks
  • Face-to-Face: Condensed into five comprehensive days

After successfully completing the EOCP and the practical assignment, participants are awarded accreditation by the Stellenbosch Business School (SBS) and TEI as Certified Ethics Officers.

In addition, all newly certified Ethics Officers receive public recognition on TEI’s website and are automatically enrolled as TEI Supporters, with their first year of subscription fees covered.

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