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22WC-1034: Ethical Leadership: Being the Leader You Wish You Had (Webinar)

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Date Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Time 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Time
Location Online
CPE credits CPE 2.0
of study
Behavioral Ethics - Non-Technical (2.0)
2.0 Ethics
Instructor Mark Dauberman, CPA
CalCPA Education Foundation
Standard Member Fee $79.00
Standard Nonmember Fee $109.00


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 members of the group come from 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 a 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 describes what ethical leadership is and how to become one. The three key components are: 1) Understand various views on what it means to be ethical, including how you, and those around you, make ethical decisions 2) Recognize the factors and behaviors that contribute to effective leadership 3) Use the knowledge to develop policies for hiring, assigning work, and evaluating performance to stimulate optimum results 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 explain how the workplace environment can be structured to encourage a greater understanding and reconciliation of different viewpoints and will provide guidance to enable leaders to get the maximum benefit from members of a group working toward a common objective.

Who should take this program?

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. It will benefit leaders and those aspiring to become one.

Major subjects

  • 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

Learning objective(s)

  • 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


Course code Code 22WC-1034
Sponsor CalCPA Education Foundation
NASBA ID#: 104822
Level Overview
Format Group Internet Based
Prerequisites Prereq. None

If you have questions about this event, please call us at 952-831-2707.