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Webinar (CA): Ethics in Leadership


It is difficult enough to get a group of individuals to reach a consensus when all members of the group have similar social and economic backgrounds. When dealing with a group of individuals from very different cultures, their views on important matters, such as what constitutes ethical or unethical behavior vary significantly. It is not unusual in such circumstances for leaders to decide on what is the “right” way of doing things. Results improve, however, when diverse views are taken into consideration. Ethical leadership requires considering and integrating different points of view into decisions that affect members of a group, such as a committee, or team of workers, working toward a common goal. Leaders cannot impose their views on others and an attempt to do so is often counterproductive. Leaders will be more successful in achieving engagement objectives with an understanding of how ethical decisions are made, what prompts the choosing of one alternative over another, and under what conditions a positive response will be changed to the negative or vice versa. This program identifies the most significant skills associated with effective leadership and how they may be developed or enhanced. We will use various examples to illustrate how ethical decisions are made, how different individuals interpret situations, and what drives individuals to choose one alternative over another. This class will cover factors that influence decisions, such as how questions are described; the different ethical philosophies that influence how individuals make such decisions; and how the workplace environment can be structured to encourage a greater understanding and reconciliation of different viewpoints. It also provides guidance to leaders, enabling them to get the maximum benefit from members of a group working toward a common objective.

Learning Objectives

• Understand when an individual’s moral compass is set and the impact it has on ethical decisions
• Recognize the different ethical philosophies and how each affects ethical decisions
• Evaluate how to get individuals with differing views to accept an alternate interpretation without feeling as if they are acting unethically
• Learn how to enhance team results by identifying areas of agreement and disagreement so that they can be handled separately
• Recognize the social responsibility of business and how it is often more profitable to meet that responsibility than to avoid it

Major Topics

• The skills of effective leaders
• Understanding the moral compass and how to determine when it was set and why that is important
• Different ethical philosophies and the effects of each on actions of its followers
• Creating an environment that embraces diversity and encourages ethical behavior
• Factors affecting human behavior and the making of ethical decisions
• The social responsibility of business

California CPA Education Foundation
Course Level
CPE Field of Study
Behavioral Ethics
Who Should Attend

This course is designed for anyone in a management or supervisory position that is challenged to reach a consensus on professional engagements and assignments when the team is diverse.

Mark Dauberman


Advanced Preparation

This webinar is produced by CalCPA. You will receive your login link/instructions and Certificate of Attendance directly from this third-party vendor. It is important that you review your COCPA confirmation for details on receiving your login instructions and COA from said vendor.

Event Information
Jun 14, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT
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Webinar (CA): Ethics in Leadership

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