Driving Corporate Ethics for a Results - Orientated Environment

Course outline:

  •  Business across South Africa are concerned about the widespread ethical failures threatening the conditions for success in the country.  Join us for an interactive seminar about ethical corporate leadership, where we introduce cutting-edge thinking in business ethics, behavioral economics and psychology and draw on a wealth of practical examples and applications.  Blending conceptual and experimental learning, we address these concerns with pragmatic, innovative solutions designed to drive corporate sustainability and growth.

Who should attend?

    • ·  CEO
    • ·  CFO
    • ·  Company Secretaries
  • ·  Investor Relations Officers
    ·  Members of Social & Ethics Board Committees        

Key Take Outs:

    • · Ethical fitness
    • · The universal ethical code
    • · Cognitive dissonance
    • · Free choice and responsibility
    • · Ethics management and the shifting battle lines of choice
    • · Practical approaches to promote ethical behavior
    •      · Rationalizations and reminders
           · Ethical contagion: leadership and social environment
           · Moral muscles: developing moral willpower and reducing stumbling blocks
    •      · The power of small actions: threats and opportunities

      The relationship between ethical and financial performance

      · The role and purpose of the modern corporation

      · Duties to shareholders and duties to other stakeholders finding the right balance
      · Cognitive dissonance
      · Free choice and responsibility
      · How ethical performance supports financial performance
            · The disproportionate dangers of misconduct: ethics as a risk management tool
            · Reciprocity and trust:  achieving a height performance culture
            · 'Outbehaving' the competition: a unique and extended advantage
      · The relationship between doing good and doing well
      · The paradoxical power of moral authenticity: how doing the right thing because it is right thing generates financial advantage
      · The new performance standard of a world class company


        • Gideon Progrund
        • · A business ethics specialist drawing on diverse studies, skills and experiences.  He is a Cambridge University graduate, a rabbi and a former commodity trader who has participated in high-level academic, government and inter-faith forums, and features as an international speaker and scholar-in-residence.  He has devoted many years to studying and teaching business ethics, and is currently writing a book on the subject.
        • · He co-founded Ethics Evolution, a training and consultancy organization which helps corporations achieve competitive advantage through improving the ethical thinking and behaviourof their employees.
        • · He is also leading the establishment of an ethics think tanks at GIBS (Gordan Institute of Business Science), which aims to leverage the talents of senior business leaders to make significant practical contribution to the ethical state of business in South Africa.
  • Dates:  (Customized training on request)

      • Venue:  JSE, 1 Gwen Lane, Sandton. 

    The course delivery is subject to a minimum attendance.  All attendees will receive a course certificate on completion and CPD points.

    All sessions will be held at the JSE. Refreshments will be supplied.
    Please contact companyservices@jse.co.za for a curriculum outline or to book. Space is Limited. Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.​​​

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