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February 2020

February meetup: The power of effective listening

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Firefly Cellar Bar, The Three Guineas Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LY
Reading, RG1 1LY GB
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Poor listening costs everyone, whether in your personal interactions at home or at work. Everyone wants to be heard first which makes listening hard. In this session Emma will be exploring how to listen effectively and provide you with a toolkit of listening skills to use in all aspects of life – both work and personal life. We will cover the importance of empathic communication and earn how to see the world as others see it and why this is…

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Ethical Reading webinar: Are there moral facts?

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online, Reading
Reading, GB
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“It is wrong to bribe an official, and that’s a fact!” But is it? Suppose someone disagrees, perhaps because the bribe on offer is of very little value and offering it is the only way to get the work done. It seems there is no way of proving who is right. Are we still so sure there is a fact of the matter here? Many people, and some philosophers, think that moral disagreement like this undermines the view that there…

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March 2020

Join us at the launch of Reading’s innovative Ethical Recruitment Charter

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Council Chamber, Civic Offices Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU
Reading, RG1 2LU GB
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Come and explore what Reading’s innovative new Ethical Recruitment Charter has to offer! Ethical Reading, in partnership with Reading Borough Council, has developed a ‘gold standard’ for recruitment in our town. Based on the three pillars of Respect, Transparency, and Fairness, the Ethical Recruitment Charter provides support and advice to employers and a guarantee to customers and potential employees. Employers, recruiters, and other interested parties are invited to a drinks reception and press launch to network, hear from a panel…

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Ethical Reading webinar: ‘Does luck play a part in doing the right thing?’

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online, Reading
Reading, GB
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Nick Leeson was a trader who gambled away £862m and bought down Barings Bank in 1995. He served 4 years in prison for his actions. However, others who engaged in the same kinds of risky trading strategies, but where their risks paid off, were lauded as successful and innovative employees. So, was Leeson more culpable than others because he did the wrong thing, or was he just unlucky? More generally, what role does luck play in ethical decisions, are we…

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March 2020 Meetup: Responsibility

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Firefly Cellar Bar, The Three Guineas Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LY
Reading, RG1 1LY GB
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Responsibility Responsibility looms large in our actions and our vocabulary. We hold people responsible, we can take and allocate responsibility, and we can shirk responsibility. We might be frustrated when people fail to act responsibly or when the "nanny state" takes responsibility away from us. In this session, we'll explore what it is reasonable to expect from each other, when we should step up and when we should yield responsibility to others. Agenda 6.30-7pm: Arrive and meet other attendees and…

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