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March 2019

ER Webinar: What role do managers play in creating an ethical workplace?

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Reading, Reading
Reading, GB
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Ethical Reading Webinar: What role do managers play in creating an ethical workplace? In this month's webinar, Emma will ask whether there are different moral considerations that come into play at different levels within an organisation, or whether one’s position in a hierarchy is irrelevant to ethical issues. She will then explore what managers might be able to do to promote a more ethical workplace and close by looking at a case study that brings into focus some of the…

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April 2019

Ethical Reading Webinar: Why RESPECT is critical to business performance

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Reading, Reading
Reading, GB
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Based on research by Marciano & Wingrove, co-authors of “SuperTeams,” this webinar explores and explains the five key dimensions of RESPECT that can unleash explosive performance, and, if not present, destroy the performance of even the highly talented.  Attendees will go away with practical steps they can take to use RESPECT as a powerful lever for enhanced performance. Joining the webinar We will be using Cisco Webex for the webinar. Full instructions will be provided to all those that register.…

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May 2019

Ethical Reading Webinar: Conflicting values in the workplace

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Reading, Reading
Reading, GB
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Disagreements at work can be commonplace. Where these disagreements concern practical matters, resolutions may not be too far away. Disagreements about ethical matters can be much harder to resolve. In this webinar, I'll illustrate how such disagreements can arise and talk about their unusual nature, and show how a better understanding of ethical disagreements may help us to negotiate a path through them. Joining the webinar We will be using Cisco Webex for the webinar. Please read our setup and troubleshooting…

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June 2019

Webinar: What is a ‘social purpose’? Does your firm have one? Should it?

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Reading, Reading
Reading, GB
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Business delivers things societies want or need, from goods and services through to things like wealth creation and employment. However, businesses also enjoy a range of benefits from society (such as access to an educated workforce, reliable transport links, and the protections of a well-functioning legal system – including limited liability for corporations). In this session Emma explores the nature of this complex relationship between business and society (from the perspective of what is called ‘social contract theory’ in philosophy)…

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July 2019

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

July 19 @ 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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