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.

Training Outcomes

  • 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.

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