Ethics Training for People Who Are Pretty Sure They DON’T Need It.

A growing number of professions are requiring continuing education in ethics. Failure to provide ethics training can contribute to costly, disruptive and embarrassing problems, as we continue to see played out in headlines. Frank Bucaro’s programs are requested by organizations with a strong commitment to ethics and ethics education. Frank is a recognized expert and thought leader–speaking, training, and writing on the subject of ethics and values–with well over 300 unique programs delivered across the country. His training sessions combine a practical and useful approach with easy to implement ideas presented in an entertaining format.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Recognize the difference between compliance and ethics. Why does this matter? Although related, failing to understand the distinct difference can result in vulnerability. For example: If it is not a compliance violation, then it must be o.k.
  • Learn practical decision making skills to help instill cooperation in a positive work environment.
  • Discover how moral reasoning can help with difficult decisions or gray areas.
    Gain the knowledge and soft leadership skills to encourage transparency and culture building.
  • Explore the significant role of management in developing and maintaining an ethical culture.
  • Understand the types of power leaders possess–how and when to use each.
    Find out why it is important for employees to have an environment to honestly, professionally and responsibly enter into a dialogue on ethics or moral issues that affect the workplace.
  • Gain a greater awareness of the power of ethical behavior and moral reasoning in such areas as reputation, safeguarding your brand, and employee retention.
     

 

The Ethical Challenges of AI That Need to Be Addressed Yesterday!

“The ethical purpose for AI is used to indicate the development, deployment, and use of AI which ensures compliance with fundamental rights and applicable regulation, as well as respecting core principles and values.”

~ European Commission on Artificial Intelligence

In the recent research from the Capgemini Research Institute, it found:

  • “Most executives (77%) are uncertain about the ethics and transparency of their AI systems.”
  • “Executives in one out of ten organizations are aware of at least one instance of the use of AI systems that resulted in ethical issues.”
  • “The pressure to implement AI is fueling ethics issues.”
  • “The use of AI is becoming fundamental to winning people’s trust.”

“The ethics of AI is a subfield of applied ethics and technology that focuses on the ethical issues raised by the design, development, and implementation and use of AI.”

Just these stats, open up a number of ethics issues and implications that have a significant trust component in them. Here are just a few of the most crucial ethics issues that need immediate attention and customized training.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • To train professionals in IT with customized ethics training needed to deal with their specific AI issues.
  • To build an ethical culture by which AI needs in its development and applications.
    To develop and instill ethical methodologies needed to ensure the continual ethical usage of AI.
  • To learn and experience ethical strategies to help a company deal with AI unintended outcomes from an ethical perspective?
  • If the company is perceived to have operated in an unethical manner, what might be the “price to pay” even from a ”false” perception? How would this affect customer loyalty, your corporate reputation,etc.?
  • How does the lack of “targeted ethics training” possibly affect one’s brand, employee retention, the workplace at large, and the respective AI culture?

 


 

If Good Ethics is Good Business, Then What’s the Problem?

It seems that media reports of companies being fined, or accusations of unethical or illegal behavior, are just about a daily feature in news reports. We may even find ourselves asking “how” and “why” this could still be happening with so many organizations focusing on “doing the right thing” and touting a strong ethical culture.

Most folks would agree that solid ethical business practices are desirable, good and necessary for business. This program will explore the five challenges that threaten the reputation of an organization, and will present solutions to keep the focus on solid values and staying on the ethical high road.

The “problem” and solutions will focus on:

1. Compliance and Ethics Confusion.
2. The lack of Moral Awareness.
3. “Shades of Gray” ethical thinking.
4. The Death of Bland Training.
5. The Leadership Quagmire.



The Trust Puzzle: How to Keep Your Company on the Ethical High Road

What does it mean to be good company for investors, associates, customers, and employees? Like a valuable friendship, it is the organization that people want to associate with, the organization that is successful and strong to the core. Many businesses today are vulnerable to illegal and unethical activities at every organizational level. This humorous and sometimes irreverent presentation will focus on five key areas that illustrate that doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason is not only wise, it is profitable!

Five key areas that will be covered:

1. Reputation— the importance of building and keeping a great reputation.

2. Trust and Loyalty – the basis for rewarding relationships, but easy to take for granted, and much tougher to regain.

3. Having a Moral Compass
– In which direction are you headed?
– Based on what?
– Is that where you want to go?

4. Accountable Leadership
– Not just responsible leadership— but accountable to those you serve.

5. Stewardship
– What we do after we say we believe in the mission statement, the code of conduct, the values statement.
 


 



Taking the High Road:

How to Succeed Ethically When Others Bend the Rules

Problems and consequences attributed to poor ethical decisions can arise when ethical behavior is not defined, understood, or demonstrated.

Consistent focus on ethics helps to foster an environment where:

• Ethical behavior is valued.
• Ethical behavior is considered the norm.
• Ethical decisions help to contribute to long-term success.

This program features easy-to-understand definitions of ethics, guidelines for tackling difficult decisions, practical examples, and a generous amount of humor; the result is an upbeat look at a key factor in long-term success.

Taking the High Road: How to Succeed Ethically When Others Bend the Rules. This program is a general ethics presentation for employees organization-wide.

 



Trust Me!

Insights into Ethical Leadership

Headlines relating to questionable practices at a number of high profile organizations over the past several years have increased pressure on businesses to reclaim trust. Leaders are increasingly challenged to find ways to deepen trust, foster collaboration, and build customer loyalty.

This program focuses on the unique and powerful role ethical leadership plays in successful organizations today. Covered in this program:

• Types of ethics and which type serves your organization best.
• Eight great leadership habits that enhance an ethical culture.
• Four considerations to keep in mind when faced with a difficult decision.
• How to recognize the “ethics gap” and what to do about it.
• Five leadership virtues that will positively affect your business culture.

An upbeat, humorous and entertaining program that offers a learning experience with practical ideas and techniques to help support and energize leaders!

Contact Information

Reach Frank at frank@frankbucaro.com or 847-778-5498.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]