An effective ethics program emphasizes your organization’s commitment to high standards, gives employees a guideline on how to make ethical decisions and provides a protocol for reporting ethical violations.
In this course, you will learn how to create and implement an effective ethics program, examine challenges that may arise after implementation and take steps to ensure the program remains successful.
- How to assess your organization’s ethical climate
- Best practices for developing and implementing an effective ethics program
- Tips to ensure your ethics program remains successful
This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. To learn more about the ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit ACFE.com/EthicsCPE.
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You Will Learn How To:
- Identify why good people do bad things
- Identify the essential components of an ethics and whistleblower policy
- Determine best practices to use for developing and implementing an effective ethics training program
- Ascertain the impact of ethics on employees and the culture of an organization
ADVANCED PREPARATION: NONE
FIELD OF STUDY: BEHAVIORAL ETHICS
LAST UPDATED: JULY 2020
DELIVERY METHOD: QAS SELF-STUDY
Table of Contents:
- Lesson 1: What Is Ethics?
- Lesson 2: Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?
- Lesson 3: The Importance of Business Ethics
- Lesson 4: Ethics Versus Compliance
- Lesson 5: Conduct an Ethics Risk Assessment
- Lesson 6: Mission and Core Values
- Lesson 7: Write the Ethics Policy
- Lesson 8: Create a Whistleblower Policy
- Lesson 9: Executive-Specific Code
- Lesson 10: Hire Ethical People
- Lesson 11: Tone at the Top
- Lesson 12: Conduct Effective Training
- Lesson 13: Making an Ethical Decision
- Lesson 14: Ethics as Organizational Culture
- Lesson 15: Post-Implementation Challenges
- Lesson 16: Conduct an Ethics Audit
- Lesson 17: Why Do Ethics Programs Fail?
- Lesson 18: Conclusion
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