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Ethics in the Real World: Living Values for Today

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Ethics
Diane D. White
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Product Type:
Live Webcast Replay
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Business ethics is not something “nice to do” but can mean the difference between success, failure and survival in today’s competitive environment.  Being trustworthy, having consistent business principles and an outstanding reputation may provide an organization’s only long-term competitive advantage.  This webcast outlines eight steps to create an ethical business environment including specific ways for financial professionals to make better ethical decisions.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • The importance of business ethics
  • Explore the concept of “defining moments” – when there is more than one right ethical choice
  • How to identify root causes of unethical behavior
  • The eight steps to create an ethical organization

Major Subjects
  • Four root causes of unethical business behavior
  • Eight steps to create an ethical business environment

                1.  Establish a code of conduct and make it public

                2.  Hire and promote people with a well-grounded sense of  personal ethics

                3.  Interpret your code for ordinary circumstances

                4.  Communicate expectations for employees to act in an ethical manner

                5.  Lead by example

                6.  Teach employees the basic tools of ethical decision making

                7.  Back your code with enforcement

                8.  Factor values into every important organizational activity and  decision

  • The financial manager’s responsibility to lead and implement good ethics in his/her organization

Course Materials


Diane D. White Related seminars and products: 18


Diane D. WhiteMBA, CPA, CMA, is a finance and accounting executive with 39 years of control and business leadership expertise in both large and small for-profit and non-profit corporations.  She served several Fortune 50 corporations as Division Controller for 25 years before becoming a CFO for nonprofits and small businesses.  Diane recently retired as CFO of Workforce Resource, a nationwide mortgage finance service provider.  She and her husband Jim reside in Beaufort, SC where she enjoys volunteer work, teaching, consulting, writing, and a wide array of Lowcountry outdoor pleasures.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
Prerequisites Financial management experience is helpful
Course Developer Executive Education, Inc.
Designed For Corporate financial professionals
Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date 04/25/2018
Date Added to Catalog 02/07/2018

Additional Information

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 121


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"Great presentation by Diane and Mario!"

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"Liked the interaction between the presenter and the moderator and the real life examples noted."

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"Overall, I thought the course was well organized and on topic. "

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