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Corporate Ethics​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Training

COURSE NAME Driving Corporate Ethics for a Results - Orientented Environment

Businesses 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, behavioural economics and psychology and draw on a wealth of practical examples and applications. Blending conceptual and experiential learning, we address these concerns with pragmatic, innovative solutions designed to drive corporate sustainability and growth.
DURATION  10:00 - 13:00
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Company Secretaries
  • Investor Relations Officers
  • Members of Social & Ethics Board Committees

Building an ethical culture

  • 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 behaviour:
    • Rationalisations 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 high 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 the right thing generates financial advantage
  • The new performance standard of a world class company
excluding VAT
R4, 500 per delegate ex VAT.
NEXT COURSE 22 August 2018

Gideon Pogrund

  • 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 organisation which helps corporations achieve competitive advantage through improving the ethical thinking and behaviour of their employees.
  • He is also leading the establishment of an ethics think tank at GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science), which aims to leverage the talents of senior business leaders to make a significant practical contribution to the ethical state of business in South Africa.
VENUE JSE, 1 Gwen Lane, Sandton. Refreshments will be provided. Safe parking is available on the premises.
SUBMIT AN ENQUIRY To register or for more information, contact: Millicent Radebe at  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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