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July 2019

ER webinar: Implicit bias – what does it mean for ethics at work?

July 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Reading, Reading
Reading, GB
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In June of 2018, Starbucks closed more than 1,200 stores across Canada so that its staff could participate in a “training session designed to address implicit bias”. What is implicit bias, how does it contrast with explicit bias, and what evidence is there that it exists? In this session, Nat will introduce the concept of implicit bias, its ethical implications, and he will discuss controversies over some of the evidence that psychologists have cited in support of the existence of…

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September 2019

Webinar: How ethical is your workplace?

September 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Reading, Reading
Reading, GB
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Following numerous corporate scandals the Financial Reporting Council has put a lot of effort recently into encouraging listed companies to improve their organisational culture. Tools and practises for understanding and assessing culture, including ethics, are however relatively new and there is no established best practice. Paul has been interested in this area for over twenty years and will outline some ways in which you and your colleagues can assess and improve your team’s and organisation’s ethical health. Joining the webinar…

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October 2019

Ethical Reading webinar: Conscientious objection in the workplace

October 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online, Reading
Reading, GB
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Should a healthcare provider’s deeply held convictions about the wrongness of a treatment or service ever be accommodated? The question here concerns freedom of conscience in health care and it has been a major area of disagreement in recent years. Prof. David Oderberg's research has led him to argue that not only must conscience rights be respected in medicine, but the same should be extended to other professions such as finance, business, and law. He will give an overview of the problem…

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November 2019

Ethical Reading Webinar: Well-being and Employment

November 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online, Reading
Reading, GB
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Both Government and employers are increasingly concerned with workers’ well-being. But their understanding of well-being very often is not especially sharp. Sometimes well-being is understood in terms of mental and physical health, but this is not fundamental to the concept. Two people can have the same level of mental and physical health, but one of them might be much happier than the other. So is well-being the same as happiness? Many philosophers think not. To be happy is to have…

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January 2020

Ethical Reading webinar: Charity – a corporate or private concern?

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online, Reading
Reading, GB
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The idea of devoting some company time and/or resources to doing good is becoming increasingly popular. Ways of doing so might include making charitable donations and allowing staff some paid leave to volunteer. In this webinar, I will discuss some interesting ethical issues that arise in connection with different forms of corporate giving. Joining the webinar We will be using Microsoft Teams for the webinar. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Please scroll to the bottom of the…

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