Values-based Leadership and its Ethical Foundation
March 17 and 18, 2022
In this two-day interactive and engaging online workshop you will:
- Join discussions based on real-life dilemmas
- Get different perspectives from your classmates
- Learn with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences
- Craft answers that align with your personal values
- Assess and optimize your company’s corporate values
We continually face ethical issues at work as well as in our personal lives. We read about bad and unethical behavior in business and industry, perpetrated by individuals. But why does this happen? In this course, we study precursors that make us susceptible to acting in ways that might be, or may even be perceived as unethical. We dive into our values and the values of our companies and use what we find to help inform us as to the “most correct” and consistent course of action in harmony with those values. Practicing with real life cases, we present frameworks that aid in the analysis and resolution of difficult decisions. Our goal is to make you more aware of, give you tools to analyze, and take actions to resolve dilemmas with confidence and equanimity.
All levels of individual contributors, managers and executives in the business world who are, or plan to be, leaders.
Prerequisites and qualifications:
All participants should have at least 5 years’ experience in a corporate role and fluent in English. We seek out diverse individuals from all backgrounds and value systems.
The success of this workshop depends on participation at the highest level. You are encouraged and expected to speak and share your thoughts to contribute to a healthy exchange of ideas in both breakout groups and in the class as a whole while being respectful of others.
The purpose of this workshop is to explore ethical issues throughout our global economy in a pragmatic, responsible, and decisive manner in order to prepare you to resolve these issues when faced with them. This workshop bridges the gaps between your company’s stated values (if identified), your personal values, and the challenges presented by corporate activity – be it local or global. Our work in this workshop will raise your awareness of the interrelated legal, moral, and ethical challenges inherent in business. Together, we will critically examine the ethical implications of business decisions and equip you with frameworks and strategies for managing your own and others’ behavior. We will formulate a process to evaluate complex leadership decisions and enhance your own ability to effectively navigate multi-faceted decision-making scenarios.
• Sensitivity: the ability to identify ethical and cultural issues inherent in local and global business environments as well as in interpersonal professional interactions.
• Grounding: the ability to analyze and articulate multiple theoretical approaches to ethics and ethical decision-making, and to understand how each provides insight into the way we choose to live our professional and personal lives.
• Effective values communication: the ability to think critically and effectively communicate your values; to identify and resolve inconsistencies between your values and behaviors; to discern the appropriate course of action in the context of your values and business pressures.
Recognizing the moments you or your teammates are about to act questionably
and arming you with tools to analyze and develop an appropriate response.
The Dilemma: Executives and managers are expected to do the right thing when put in the decision-making hot seat. In an environment where decisions are under the microscope by many stakeholders, our actions are often second-guessed.
The Solution: By understanding what makes us susceptible to questionable decision-making, we can lead with our values and avoid inconsistent actions.
“Ethical Lapses Cost Companies Millions” (Greg Adamson, GreenBiz Oct-2018)
Our Workshop Objective: Teach business people about what makes us prone to poor decision-making
Our Approach: Unpack dilemmas by providing practical tools and giving you confidence in your decisions while earning support among your colleagues.
“Doing the Right Thing Is Just Profitable” (Peter Georgescu, Forbes, Jul-2016)
Contact us for group rates or BU alumni discount: email@example.com
When/Where: 17,18 of March 2022, virtual, synchronous
• Top researchers
• Experienced professors with industry knowledge
• Problem-solvers who help students solve complex problems across their organizations for immediate value add
• “One of the Top 10 Business Schools to Watch In 2020” – Poets & Quants
• Global hub for education, innovation, research, and business
• Home of prominent companies/startups tackling global issues in tech, healthcare, entrepreneurship, and more
• Driven and dynamic learners
• Executives from different professional and personal backgrounds
• Motivated participants who foster collaboration over competition
The Susilo Institute examines global ethical challenges from investor, corporate, and individual perspectives, and draws upon our core faculty’s expertise to examine viable solutions to these challenges.