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1/2 DAY VIRTUAL COURSE: Embedding Ethical Culture and Codes

If you are a member of HRNZ, please log in through the HRNZ website to access your member discount.

All pricing includes GST.

Virtual Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $337.00
  • Non-member = $407.00

This half-day course is limited to 20 attendees and will be delivered online via Zoom.

Why Good People do Bad Things

Embedding an ethical culture is one way to manage conduct risk. However, questionable judgement and inappropriate use of company resources, among other things, can occur at any time with dubious if not damaging outcomes.

This fast-paced interactive virtual course will work through our expectations of ethical behaviour and trusting relationships, explain how bias can undermine everything from procurement to promotion and provide insight into ethics and compliance – which often means different things to different people.

From definitions and a discussion on key ethical risks including bias the workshop will explain the significance of a relatable code and provide a framework for embedding an ethical culture.

The workshop draws on NZ based data and insights made possible through the Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership, Aritahi, Wellington School of Business and Government, Orauariki, Victoria University of Wellington.

Course Overview

This course will cover:

  • Why ethical behaviour in a business context doesn’t just happen
  • The difference between ethics and compliance
  • The benefit of ethical culture
  • Functional trust, its significance and how trust can lead to dysfunction*
  • Professional ethical risks including bias and behavioural ethics
  • Conflicts of interest and disclosure
  • Embedding ethics - a framework and practical steps
  • Performance management for an ethical culture
  • Summary and questions

Attendees will receive a pdf workbook with key takeaways, definitions, and references (but not the presentation slides).

Why Supporting Ethics Matters

As society becomes increasingly fractured and polarised people need to feel that they are safe within the confines of their workplace. But, despite best intentions regular scrutiny identifies ethical lapses are common and many could be avoided if a stronger ethical culture had been developed.

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.

Registrations close 12:00pm Tuesday 22 November, unless sold out prior.

Facilitated by Jane Arnott MNZM – Director of the Ethics Conversation

Following her 2007 post graduate qualification in Professional Ethics at the University of Auckland, Jane was appointed Associate and NZ Representative for the UK based Institute of Business Ethics (IBE). She co-authored the IBE publication ‘Setting the Tone: A New Zealand Perspective of Ethical Business Leadership’ – which was launched in both UK and NZ.

In 2021 she founded The Ethics Conversation providing professional and business ethics workshops for professional bodies such as Engineering NZ, and Financial Advice NZ, undertaking ethics consulting assignments and developing in house ethics forums and presentations across risk, health, law, tourism and insurance sectors.

Her first report ‘ An Assessment of the Codes of Ethics (or Conduct) of the NZX50’ is available upon request or via the members section of the Institute of Directors knowledge hub.

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the course starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the course.