august, 2018

16aug1:00 pm5:00 pmETHICS AT WORK - SYDNEY1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Event Organized By: The Ethics Centre

Event Details

In today’s hyper-connected world, people are expected to make split-second decisions. The experience of being drawn in multiple directions has become part of everyday decision making. Not many people feel comfortable negotiating this complexity.

Ethics At Work is a half-day professional training workshop that will equip you with the tools to identify and resolve complex ethical dilemmas. Using practical scenarios and group exercises, you will explore your own personal and organisational objectives and values, the pressures that work against good choices, different decision making styles and how they can be applied to ethical issues.

At a personal level, ethical reflection helps us to make responsible decisions, allows us to be consistent in our judgements, provide reasons for our beliefs and to critically examine opinions. Within an organisational context, ethics play a vital role in risk management, in building skilled and collaborative teams, driving innovation and building trust externally and externally.

Learning Outcomes

Our program is designed to build your ability to:

  • identify and discuss ethical issues
  • apply ethical problem solving and decision making processes to complex issues and dilemmas
  • demonstrate ethical leadership
  • identify and manage conflicts of interest
  • recognise alternative perspectives
  • use the language of values and principles in resolving dilemmas and conflicts

Upon completion of Ethics At Work, you will receive a certificate of achievement from The Ethics Centre.

Who is it for?

Ethics At Work will appeal to a wide range of people. Whether you’re a manager wanting to build skills in ethical leadership and developing open, speak-up cultures among your team; a professional wanting to better deal with complex issues and make good decisions; or someone that faces tough client or stakeholder dilemmas or conflicts of interest, you’ll leave the session equipped with the means to work through difficult and often distressing issues and build comprehensive skills in ethical decision making.

The program is limited to 25 people per workshop.

What makes this course special?

We believe in an experiential learning approach. In exploring real life scenarios through reading, writing, discussion and group problem solving, it opens the space for self-analysis and high impact engagement with course content. This approach means that you not only retain the information, but enjoy the process of learning it. With small groups, it offers the opportunity to build a network of like-minded professionals to practice learnings from the program going forward.

Course Costs

$500 / Person
$400 / The Ethics Centre Member
$400 / Person when 3 or more people book from the same organisation
$300 / The Ethics Centre Corporate Member

NOTE: To purchase discounted tickets, please contact us on +61 2 8267 5746, or email

Find out more about becoming a Member of The Ethics Centre. Please contact if you have any questions about Ethics At Work. 

The Ethics Centre

The Ethics Centre has been working with organisations in Australia and overseas for over 25 years. We help organisations respond more effectively to conditions of complexity and uncertainty by placing ethics at the centre of an organisation’s success. The Centre is recognised nationally as a leader in ethics consulting, training and counselling.

Facilitator: David Burfoot


David Burfoot has worked in the not-for-profit, public and private sectors domestically and internationally for organisations as diverse as the United Nations Development Program, Deloitte, the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption and Sydney University. He has been an anti-corruption specialist with a number of government agencies and held senior positions responsible for corporate planning, change and internal communications. He enjoys discovering the unique qualities of organisations and using his skills and experience to help them realise their ethical potential.

Case Study

The company which you are working for is about to be restructured. Everyone knows that there will be a number of redundancies. You work for the Director of HR. One day at lunch, a colleague mentions that her boss is about to take on a heavy debt in order buy a new house. She told her that she needs the space as she is expecting her third child in a few months’ time. You recognise her name as someone identified for retrenchment.

What should you do?


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The Ethics Centre