Who is presenting?
Professor Leon van Vuuren
Professor Leon van Vuuren is Executive Director: Professional and Business Ethics at The Ethics Institute. Before joining TEI, Leon taught industrial psychology and business and professional ethics for 26 years at the University of Johannesburg. Leon is the editor of The Ethics Office Handbook.
Khali Mofuoa is General Manager: Ethics at the Road Accident Fund, and was formerly Principal Specialist: Ethics at Vodacom Group Limited. He is a PhD candidate in professional and applied ethics at Charles Sturt University in Australia. Khali was a contributor to The Ethics Office Handbook.
Who should attend?
- Ethics officers who completed their Ethics Officer Certification Programme (EOCP) prior to King III (2009) and require a ‘refresher’
- Ethics officers and practitioners who have not yet completed an EOCP, but who want to take a first step towards formal ethics officer training
- Persons who have been tasked to manage ethics in their organisations
- Members of organisations’ ethics committees
- Executive managers
- Ethics champions and ambassadors
- Persons working in the governance cluster (risk, company secretariat, compliance, legal, forensics, internal audit, sustainability)
- Human resources practitioners
Governance reforms in recent years – including King IV in the private sector and the Integrity Management Framework in the public sector – have placed the governance of organisations’ ethics performance on the radar of governing bodies and executive management.
One of the myths surrounding business ethics is that people are either ethical or they are not, and that there is not much that one can do about it. Believing in this myth implies that one cannot control the occurrence of unethical behaviour.
However, while we cannot do much about a person’s integrity, organisations can do something about managing their employees’ ethical (or unethical) behaviour. Our approach:
- Ethics cannot manage itself, but it can be managed.
- Ethics management should be mainstreamed into the governance and management processes of organisations.
What content is covered?
This one-day workshop is, in essence, a condensed version of The Ethics Institute’s flagship five-day Ethics Officer Certification Programme. The content includes:
- A shared meaning of the basics of organisational ethics
- A grasp of the business case for ethics (why ethics matters)
- An understanding of what ethics management is and where it fits into the broader scope of corporate governance
- A grasp of how to go about managing organisational ethics in a planned and structured manner
- Working towards the establishment of an organisational ethical culture.
- The workshop contents are based on, among others, the content of the institute’s Ethics Handbook Series.
- A hard copy of The Ethics Office Handbook, and workshop notes, will be provided.
- The programme includes refreshments and lunch.
What does it cost?
Members*/Supporters R3 530.00 (including VAT)
Non-members R3 920.00 (including VAT)
*Applies to members of TEI, ACFE, BEN-Africa, FPI, ICFP, IIASA, IoDSA, IRMSA, SABPP, SAICA, SAIPA, and SIOPSA