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34 online lessons
5 practice exercises
2.5 hours of learning
Grasp why business ethics is essential to business success
Apply the habits of business ethics to your daily life
Make well-informed decisions when faced with a moral dilemma
Recognize your own ethical and moral strengths.
Participate in crucial conversations about business ethics with colleagues
Contribute to a healthy workplace environment
Help your company exceed its bottom-line goals
Access the practice exercises either online (in your browser) or in virtual reality (if you have a VR headset).
In this course, you'll learn about ethics, morality, and business ethics in ways that you haven't before. You'll be guided to reflect on your ethical character and moral attributes so that you can apply what you learn to both your professional and personal life.
You will experience moral dilemmas first-hand through simulated and embodied experiences and have the opportunity to choose what you think would be the right decision if you were faced with these dilemmas in real life.
In this part, we establish some clarity about the meanings of ethics and morality, and why the principles and practice of business ethics are so crucial for you and your team to create and maintain long-term business success.
We explore the similarities between the five ethical approaches we will be adopting, as well as the differences between them:
We are calling these five approaches:
We will then consider the practical significance of ethics and morality by considering their relation to both the legal system as well as corporate by-laws. We will examine how our individual ethical behavior relates to, fits with, and is governed by an organization's code of ethics, as well as the establishment of the protocol.
Finally, we will accentuate the importance of this formal structure and emphasize the importance of, and need for, teamwork and collaboration whenever we are faced with complex moral dilemmas in the workplace.
In Part Two, you will have the chance to practice what you've learned by applying these principles to a few, complex, simulated moral dilemmas.
You'll experience 5 different scenarios of common moral problems that often contribute to unhealthy workplace environments:
In each scenario, you will have the chance to make a number of difficult decisions, and each decision you make will take you down a certain path and lead to a unique ending.
This course combines online learning with practice exercises for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout this Business Ethics course, you'll be prompted to experience what you've learned.
Learn through a series of videos, quizzes, and case studies online - available to access at any time.
Practice what you learn with interactive exercises. Deepen your understanding of ethics by being put in the situation and see how you react.
Receive feedback on your performance to help identify ethical areas you need to learn more about.
Dr. Mark Fagiano
Dr. Mark Fagiano is an internationally recognized author and scholar in the subjects of philosophy and ethics. His 2019 essay describing his unified theory of empathy was awarded the Papazian prize and was published in the International Journal for Philosophical Studies. He is currently finishing his book on empathy and will be publishing it with Bloomsbury Press.
After teaching at four different universities for the last 10 years, Dr. Fagiano launched his own education company in Los Angeles California, Elevate Ethics, which creates and distributes visceral and embodied experiences of common moral dilemmas and empathic situations.
This Business Ethics course has been designed based on Mark's research into neuroscience, psychology, and the history of ethics.
Experience different ethical situations with immersive videos. At key points during the online course, you'll be prompted to experience what you've learned in one of these exercises.
Note: These exercises can be completed online (in your browser) or in virtual reality (if you have a VR headset).
In this scenario, you will learn how to recognize the manipulative habits of bullies in the workplace.
In this 360-degree video, you will have the chance to decide for yourself what constitutes sexual harassment.
Here you will practice making decisions about a colleague who is embezzling money to save her dying son.
In this scenario, you will decide whether to follow the leaders of your committee or side with dissenters when money for a grant is being misused.
For this experience, you will have the opportunity to play many roles as a few colleagues try to take credit for other people's work.
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Faster than classroom training
"The combination of ethical scenarios and online classes is highly effective because you get to experience difficult situations, see how you react in a risk-free context, and then learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the ethical theories that your reactions resemble. It's a chance not only to experience and practice handling difficult situations but also to understand what sort of reasoning is behind your preferred way of handling those situations."