Code of Conduct Training

Code of Conduct, Mission and Values Online Training Course

Course Overview

Your Code of Conduct is more than a set of rules. It is a statement and a concrete commitment to a set of business conduct standards that supports your mission, values and culture. That means your Code of Conduct course needs to be more than just a series of 4-6 minute segments on various compliance topics.

As a starting point, our Code of Conduct training course starts at the beginning - by introducing your Mission and Values as foundational elements to your organization’s approach to doing business. It places your Code in the context of aspirational goals - not just rote or legalistic rules.

Code of Conduct also introduces learners to our Workplace Color Spectrum. The Workplace Color Spectrum gives learners a framework to analyze business situations and to make ethical decisions. It is an easy, accessible and effective tool to help employees ethically navigate in today’s business environment.

Finally, this course introduces and coaches learners on the business compliance topics that they are most relevant to their day to day business lives and decision making.

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Course Snapshot

Course length: 30 minutes

Audience: Managers and Employees

Format: Video and audio narration

Mission, Values and Code of Conduct is the perfect course to show new and current employees your organization’s mission, values, code of conduct, and ethics. It provides the context, tools and guidance learners need in today’s workplace.

The course begins by giving learners a solid foundation on your organization’s culture with a customized introduction to your Mission and Values. It then goes on to introduce our Workplace Color Spectrum as a framework for making ethical decisions.

The course also introduces learners to and provides guidance on the compliance topics that are most relevant in the workplace. This includes misuse and misappropriation of company assets, gifts and conflicts, showing respect and reporting.

Finally, your learners receive your Code and certify that they have read and will follow it. Learners are also given direct access to Emtrain’s Course Experts and can anonymously ask questions via our innovative Expert Q&A feature.

Onboarding mission

Meet Chris MacDonald

Business Ethics Professor

Chris MacDonald is President of the non-profit Journal Review Foundation. Ethics Professor Chris MacDonald is author of the popular Business Ethics Blog — a blog he created in 2005 and which is now featured on the Canadian Business Magazine website. Chris has been named as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” three times and has been labeled as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.” He is co-author of a popular business ethics textbook, a best-selling textbook on critical thinking, and founder and co-editor of the Business Ethics Journal Review.

Professor MacDonald is frequently sought out as an expert on business ethics issues by TV, radio, and print media outlets, including the New York Times, CNN.com, The Globe & Mail, The Financial Post, and Marketplace Public Radio among many others. He has been a keynote speaker at national and international conferences, and has provided educational and ethics consulting services to corporate boards, professional associations, hospitals, startup companies, major charitable foundations, and to the Canadian military.



Key Course Concepts

  • The value and role of your Mission and Values.
  • What is a Code of Conduct.
  • How to think critically and use our Decision Tree to make better decisions.
  • How to spot situations that present ethical issues.
  • What is misuse and misappropriate of company assets.
  • Gifts and conflicts.
  • Mutual respect.
  • The importance and role of reporting.

Key Course Features

  • Course experts Sally March (former Head of Risk Advisory for the BBC and regular columnist for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics) and Chris MacDonald (Ethics Business Professor).
  • Course meets training mandates as outlined by Sarbanes-Oxley, Federal Sentencing.
  • Guidelines, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
  • Configured to import your own videos, graphics, text, and audio to illustrate your mission and values.
  • Tailored to include your branding and code of conduct.
  • Available in English.
  • Includes Emtrain’s robust Learning Platform (LMS).
  • Available in SCORM 1.2, 2004 3rd edition, and 2004 4th edition

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