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January 2019

Ethical Reading Webinar: Ethics – what is it and why does it matter?

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Reading, Reading
Reading, GB
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What is ethics and why is ethical behaviour so important in business and broader society? Professor Brad Hooker from the University of Reading is an eminent researcher in this field over several decades.  This webinar will begin by discussing definitions of ethics. Then it will identify the predominate ethical values and requirements. We will move on to a discussion of reasons why ethical values and requirements matter and to some advantages of having ethical expectations pervasive in the workplace. The webinar will…

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Towards a sustainable future: The Circular Economy

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Firefly Cellar bar, The Three Guineas Pub Station Rod, Reading, RG1 1LY
Reading, RG1 1LY GB
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Today’s economy is hugely wasteful. From phones and clothes, to food and buildings, since the Industrial Revolution our approach has been the same: take, make, dispose. This mindset is no longer working. It’s reaching its limits for business, has massive negative impacts on the environment and often fails to provide for people. But we now have the knowledge and tools to build an economy that is fit for the 21st century. For our January meetup, Joe Iles, editor in chief…

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February 2019

Ethical Reading Webinar: How do you decide what the right thing to do is?

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Reading, Reading
Reading, GB
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Luke will address how to use moral philosophy in the workplace. He will present the two mainstream ways to think about ethics, consequentialism and deontology, and how they can tell us what to do. Consequentialism is the view that acts are ethically permissible (or not) because of their consequences; deontology is the view that there are rules which can require or forbid certain kinds of acts, perhaps no matter what the consequences. Luke will illustrate the difference between them by…

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CANCELLED February meetup: Conflict Management -The four horsemen of the apocalypse

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Firefly Cellar bar, The Three Guineas Pub Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LY
Reading, RG1 1LY GB
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Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event as our speaker, Tricia Phillips, is not well. Apologies for the disappointment. We hope to rearrange this meetup at a future date, as the topic has proved popular. Conflicts are a major cause of stress whether at home or at work. Tricia will be discussing conflict management using a model from relationship counselling ("The four horsemen of the apocalypse" from Gottman). She will discuss how this relates to all relationships whether they…

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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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