Each day, people make difficult moral judgments in hundreds of professions, from journalism to teaching to the priesthood, law and even computer science. In many of these areas, binding codes of ethics exist to express the values of the profession. But then there’s the rest of us. Everyday ethics are no less thorny, but can carry great relevance for large numbers of people. Ethics concerns the way we treat our family and friends, our co-workers, bosses and employees—and the kind of treatment we should expect from them. Ethics also explores how we act toward strangers when we need to coordinate actions to achieve mutual benefits or at least avoid mutual harms.
Presented by Kevin Decker, PhD, this workshop focuses on skills needed to create an ethical workplace culture. This workshop also seeks to improve the communication climate to one of caring and understanding with respect to others. Making small but informed changes in how we speak, listen and make moral judgments will allow us to be better co-workers, employees or supervisors.
Kevin Decker has taught normative and applied ethics for twenty years and has published on the topic in Philosophy Now, Journal of the History of Ideas, Essays in Philosophy, Inked and Wired.
Presented By: Kevin Decker, PhD
Location: EWU campus