Application of Codes of Conduct Course
The application of codes and conduct course is designed to raise moral standards as a counter to potential or real corruption within a work environment. The focus is on ethics and the learner and does not include corporate governance.
Completing this course will help in:
Who is the course for?
This course targets people in a work environment. The course is ideal for junior and senior managers. Junior managers include, but are not limited to, team leaders, supervisors, foremen and section heads.
Explain the concept of ethics in relation to the moral compass.
The components of the ‘moral compass’ are described according to theory and practice.
The team leader identifies team members’ positions on the ‘moral compass’ according to observed behaviour.
The relationship between ethics and the constitution is explained according to the group and individual rights and responsibilities.
Describe the role of a code of conduct in a work environment according to ethical principles.
Code of conduct is explained, with reference to organisational documentation.
The Code of conduct is compared to the principles in the Constitution and the ‘moral compass’ within the context of the organisation.
Uphold the code of conduct within the work team.
Potential conflict between a personal value system and an organisational code of conduct is identified, with examples.
The consequences of non-compliance with a code are explained, with examples.
Aspects of the code of conduct are applied according to Standard Operating Procedures.
Examples of deviations, past or present, from the code of conduct, are identified and remedial action, if appropriate, is taken according to Standard Operating Procedures.
The importance of reporting deviations in areas beyond the team leader’s area of responsibility is explained according to the code of conduct.