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Ethics Talk

Introduction to Ethics Talks


Presented by: Leon van Vuuren and Paul Vorster

In this first free session in the ‘Ethics Talk’ series we demystify the term ‘ethics’ and look more closely at what ethics means from an organisational and community perspective. Ethics is ultimately about mutual beneficence and is an important behavioural component of living in a social world. Organisations by their very nature are social enterprises that produce goods or render important services and obtain their ‘licence to operate’ from a society. In addition, organisations also have an important internal social world that can positively or negatively impact its behaviour towards external stakeholders and its mandate or purpose. This ethics talk between Dr Paul Vorster and Professor Leon van Vuuren will delve into organisational ethics and look more closely at the following topics:


1. Demystifying ethics and business ethics


2. Why is/should ethics important for business?


3. The importance and mechanics of ethical decision-making and talking about ethics


4. Corporate arrogance and the common erroneous myths and beliefs that undermine an ethical foundation.



Who should attend?

This opening session in the ‘Ethics Talk’ series can be useful to a variety of individuals namely:

· Any professional working in industry in a full-time or part-time basis

· Psychologists across all scopes of practice

· Business leaders or those interested in leadership (i.e., CEOs, DGs, members of EXCO etc).

· Those interested in organisational culture and/or organisational ethical culture and want to understand this term better

· Anyone who wants to be upskilled on ethics or wants and interactive learning experience around ethics and business ethics

DISCLAIMER: Presenters and attendees of all CPD activities must please note that the attainment of continuing education units (CEUs) does not licence any professional to practice outside their official scope of practice. CEUs are intended to broaden the knowledge of professionals but do not constitute professional training. Professionals should be registered with the HPCSA to perform any psychological act.