This unique ethics course looks at ethics from two different, yet related perspectives: inside and out. The “outside” perspective is the traditional, philosophy-based approach that wrestles with ethical issues based on declared values, particularly integrity. The “inside” approach shifts focus to the new discipline of moral psychology, which taps the latest in brain science to explain ethical and unethical motivations and behaviors. Together, the two perspectives are designed to arm the student with the ethical tools to make sound decisions in our increasingly complex world. The course is taught by Greg Conderacci, a BLI Senior Fellow, marketing consultant, and a faculty member at both the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Part 1 is designed to be a game-changer. The focus is not on answers but on questions. It is designed to help CPAs re-think their practices and their lives in ways that will not only make them more ethical but also more valuable contributors to their companies, their firms, their organizations, and their communities.
Part 2 explores the tangled paths to ethical problems. It is designed to sensitize you to the subtle traps and to suggest strategies to avoid or extricate yourself from them – whether they are internal, cultural, organizational or societal.
Anyone who might wrestle with ethical issues, especially anyone in a leadership role