Ethical Practice Introductory Programme
Be a role model for ethical practice within your organisation. Challenge unethical behaviour and encourage good practice.
Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.
This course is one of our eight Core Behaviours Introductory Programmes, which aim to provide you with the defining behaviours of our profession.
Ethical values provide the moral compass by which we live our lives and make decision. The way we make decisions is important for organisations because the wrong decisions – or decisions which have been implemented badly – can have a significant impact on people’s lives and the reputation of organisations.
In this course, you will discover how, if we make decisions based on good principles, and live by good values, we can improve the lives of others and the experiences they have at work. It will help you to consider a range of perspectives, so that you can make responsible decisions as a result.
Through cutting-edge learning content, you will explore different forms of unethical behaviour, and some of their causes, as well as the implications of unethical behaviour. This will help you to be able to challenge unethical behaviour and encourage others to behave in an ethical way.
The course will also help you to encourage transparency in your organisation and how you can make an impact on your workplace culture by acting as a role model for ethical practice.
Throughout the course, you’ll be encouraged to take part in reflective activities to help embed your learning into your day-to-day practice. You can also access a community of peers where you can share knowledge and experience with others, whilst developing connections.
All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.
The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.
Members, this course is included as part of your membership. Please access your free learning here.
Is this course right for me?
This course is relevant and challenging for all people practitioners, at whatever stage of their career journey. You’ll be an HR, L&D or OD practitioner looking to develop the behaviours required to be a role model for ethical practice within your organisation.
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With the CIPD’s Core Learning Subscription, you can access the key learning you require at the point when you need it. Delivered fully online, new courses are added regularly, and content consistently updated to reflect changes in the profession.
|Access to this course for 12 months|
|Access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 24 months|
|All Essential Insight courses – existing and as new courses are added|
|Our eight Core Behaviours Introductory Programmes|
|15% discount on all courses|
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I want to put my team on this course
We have identified the eight defining behaviours for our profession. Ethical practice is one of these key attributes that we think every people professional should have to be effective in their role and achieve positive outcomes for your organisation.
If you are looking to place more than four learners onto this course, please contact us to discuss a team solution >
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Make responsible decisions by considering different ethical perspectives, and finding the best possible way forward for all stakeholders
- Coach and influence managers and leaders to consider the implications of their decisions on stakeholders
- Face up to ethical dilemmas and challenging decisions and actions which are not ethical, explaining the organisational risks
- Encourage transparency in decision-making and communication where possible
- Visibly and consistently role-model professional principles, values and personal integrity to build trust and contribute to an ethical culture.
This course has six lessons, which you can access flexibly. Available fully online, you can work through the lessons at your own pace and in whatever order you choose.
This programme includes the following lessons:
- 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
Each lesson is 30-45 minutes long and includes individual reflective and community activities to support the embedding of your learning into practice.
You will be able to access the course for 12 months from purchase and the CIPD Learning Hub will remain accessible to you for 24 months.