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Ethical practice

How do ethical values underpin the work of a people professional? This course will help you develop the behaviours you need to be a role model for ethical practice in your organisation.

Introductory Programme

Free for core learning subscribers

15% discount for CIPD members

S$599.00 exc. VAT

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Free for members

Perfect for:

HR managers
L&D managers
People Managers

You’ll learn how to:

  • explain what is meant by HR ethical practices
  • consider a range of perspectives and learn to make responsible decisions
  • challenge unethical behaviour
  • act as a role model for ethical practice.

About this course

Course length: Four to six hours

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: All people professionals, at all stages

This course is included as part of the Core Learning Subscription.

Topics covered

  • getting started with ethical practice
  • making responsible decisions
  • challenging unethical behaviour
  • considering the implications of unethical behaviour
  • encouraging transparency
  • acting as an ethical role model.

What to expect from this ‘ethical practice’ course

The course is aligned with The Profession Map's eight core behaviours. Learn more about these behaviours here.

You’ll learn how positive values and decisions based on good principles can improve the workplace. You’ll explore the types, causes and implications of unethical behaviour so you can challenge unethical behaviour and encourage others to behave ethically.

As well as learning what is meant by HR ethical practices, you’ll learn how to encourage transparency and influence your workplace culture by acting as a role model for ethical practice.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This course has six lessons which you can access online at a time that suits you. You can work through the lessons at your own pace and in the order you choose. Each lesson is between 30-45 minutes long and includes reflective and community activities to help you embed your learning.

What you’ll get on this course

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘ethical practice’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • make responsible decisions by considering different ethical perspectives, and find the best way forward for all stakeholders
  • coach and influence managers and leaders to consider how their decisions affect stakeholders
  • face up to ethical dilemmas and unethical decisions and actions, explaining their organisational risks
  • encourage transparent decision-making and communication
  • build trust and contribute to an ethical culture by consistently demonstrating professional principles, values, and personal integrity.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.