Ethics with a Dash of Courage - Making Tough HR Decisions | Sessions

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Ethics with a Dash of Courage - Making Tough HR Decisions
In-Person Tuesday 06/13/2023 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Making difficult decisions requires wisdom, and this session gives a framework and structure that HR professionals can follow to be ethical. 


Making Tough Decisions in a Fast Paced World.  Getting ethics right is a big deal, and ethics often requires courage.  Human Resources practitioners are often standing alone in confronting tough situations.  This facilitated discussion goes beyond a lecture on ethical principles - it is a series of case studies that offer participants 'real time' practice in resolving dilemmas, with participants sharpening their critical thinking skills.    Ethics is a truly human function - based on you caring that the outcome for others is best for them, and that the net result is the best for you.  After all, ethics is not blind impartiality, doling out right and wrong according to some canon of ancient law. It's a warm and supremely human activity that cares enough for others to want right to prevail.  This session will reduce the fear level in HR practitioners and enable better decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • The new world of Critical Thinking and Ethics under COVID pressure.
  • Resolving Ethical Dilemmas under pressure.
  • Kidder's nine steps for decision-making, a logical pattern that applies to our current situation.
  • How to make sense of the most relevant data in a situation.
  • How to use advanced adult learning methods to transfer wisdom and change behaviors.

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Karl Ahlrichs, SHRM-SCP, CSP Photo
Karl Ahlrichs, SHRM-SCP, CSP, Senior Consultant,
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