Course overview

As with other professions, HR management confronts a number of difficult issues and dilemmas concerning ethics, roles, practices and the nature of its professional association.

HR professionals are increasingly required to address complex ethical issues in the workplace as part of their role. More and more organisations are making explicit the standards of behaviour expected in the workplace, and often HR are charged with ensuring that these standards are met and they are tasked with dealing with situations when these standards are breached. This can give rise to complex situations that may be extremely difficult to manage.

While the basics of ethical conduct can be quite simple, the application can be difficult because in real-life it often involves complex dilemmas and behaviour based ‘grey areas’.

This course examines the role HR plays in managing ethics within the organisational context and demonstrates decision making tools that can be used to help address ethical workplace dilemmas. The course uses a case based approach to consider the management of ethical dilemmas by HR.

Key learning outcomes

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • Define the professional and ethical principles which guide human resource management
  • Understand HR’s role is supporting the CEO and Executive Management to ensure an ethical workplace culture
  • Understand HR’s role in the ethical decision-making process
  • Apply ethical decision-making tools to ethical workplace dilemmas.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for HR professionals with 2+ years’ experience.

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    • 11am - 12:30pm AEDT

      Blended Online

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      Building an ethical workplace culture. This course consists of 2x 90 minute sessions on 15 and 22 October (11am - 12:30pm AEDT)

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      Blended Online

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      Building an ethical workplace culture. This course consists of 2x 90 minute sessions on 8 and 15 December (11am - 12:30pm AEDT).

How it works

Course delivery mode: Blended learning for individuals 
Course duration: Equivalent to one-day course
Learner effort: 2 x 90 minute sessions over one week + completion of pre-course tasks, online learning module and application activities
CPD Points: 7
AHRI Members: $545.00
Non-member: $695.00
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The AHRI blended learning course combines self-directed learning with live online facilitated learning sessions lead by an experienced HR and business professional.

The course includes:

Engagement: Pre-course tasks and an introductory e-learning module to stimulate thinking on the course topic and prepare for online sessions

- Online learning module inclusive of theory and practice – interactive learning activities, case studies and practical application opportunities
- Participation in two 90-minute live interactive learning sessions with an experienced HR facilitator

Application: Workplace application activities and additional learning resources that focus on how learning can be applied directly in the workplace

Reflection: Opportunity to reflect on and share learnings to facilitate transfer of learning to the workplace

Corporate in-house training

Contact a member of AHRI’s organisation support team to discuss in-house delivery and/or customisation of this course according to your organisation’s needs.

Tel: 1300 239 642