Professional Ethics: How to Recognize and Reduce RiskChris Bauer, PhD, HSP, CSP, CFSPsychologist and Professional SpeakerC...
IntroductionChris BauerChristopher Bauer, PhD is a licensed psychologist with over twenty-fiveyears of experience in under...
What The Aamco Guy Knew…“You can pay me now or…”
How Ethics & Values TrainingUsually Looks• It’s simply a sign off.• It’s simply a review of the rules.• It’s simply a ‘fee...
Poll Question #1Does your organization have a valuesstatement?
Poll Question #2Does every employee know, in clearbehavioral terms, how their job is to bringthe values in your values sta...
If your answer was “no” to either ofthe prior polling questions, yourorganization still has work to do…
What Ethics and Values TrainingNeeds to Be• Clear• Concise• Comprehensive• Easily understood• Easily applied• Easy retained
Done Right, Ethics and ValuesTraining Will:• Help employees evaluate the appropriatenessof their behavior and the behavior...
Three ‘User-Friendly’ Definitions of Ethics• Doing ‘the next right thing’.• The rules you follow even when no one islookin...
What is a “Guiding Value”?• Those beliefs that will always point you towards‘the next right thing’.• They are immune to si...
Our ‘Real’ Guiding Values• Governed often by personal and organizationalmotivations rather than the values we like to sayw...
Four Critical Areas to Focus on ForEthical Culture• ‘Real’ Guiding Values• Individual & Organizational Impact• Who’s the P...
We All Think We’re Honest and Ethical• As humans, we are wired to rationalize ourbehavior. Neither you nor I are the ones ...
Polling Question #3As of May, 2013, the latest data from theAssociation of Certified Fraud Examinerssuggests that major U....
Costs of Inadequate Ethics andValues Training• 5% of bottom line “conservatively” lost to fraud and abuse(broadly defined)...
Bottom Line Value of Effective Ethicsand Values Training• Reduced fraud and abuse loss by as much a50%. (According to inde...
What must be covered?• Values, values, values.• Techniques to identify and respond to often-overlooked or ignored personal...
Follow-Up Resources• Free ‘Weekly Ethics Thought’ – subscribe atwww.BauerEthicsSeminars.com.• Free monthly public sector e...
Contact InformationWebsiteswww.BauerEthicsSeminars.comwww.MunicipalEthics.comwww.ChristopherBauer.comEmail: Chris@BauerEth...
QuestionsIf you have any questions, please submit them now.Thank you for taking the time to attend today’s webinar.If you ...
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Join Chris Bauer, PhD and a licensed psycologist with over 25 years of experience as he discusses Professional Ethics. This slideshow will cover...

How to recognize a minimum of five often overlooked or ignored ‘red flags’ for ethics risks in themselves, their coworkers, and employees.
How to articulate four values essential to creating and maintaining a culture of both personal and organizational ethics.
How to articulate both the strategic and financial value of developing and maintaining effective ethics and values training for their organization,

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Professional ethics how to recognize and reduce risk chris bauer

  1. 1. Professional Ethics: How to Recognize and Reduce RiskChris Bauer, PhD, HSP, CSP, CFSPsychologist and Professional SpeakerChris@BauerEthicsSeminars.comTurning an ounce of prevention into several pounds of cure
  2. 2. IntroductionChris BauerChristopher Bauer, PhD is a licensed psychologist with over twenty-fiveyears of experience in understanding how and why people make thechoices they do. Besides his expertise in ethics and in making ethicsboth fun and funny for his audiences, Christopher Bauers unique styleand contributions to the field have led him to be recognized with theprestigious Certified Fraud Specialist designation by the Association ofCertified Fraud Specialists. He is also a professional member of theNational Speakers Association and has earned their Certified SpeakingProfessional designation.Pierre HagePierre Hage is the Director of Marketing at i-Sight, a leading provider ofweb-based case management software for corporate investigations.
  3. 3. What The Aamco Guy Knew…“You can pay me now or…”
  4. 4. How Ethics & Values TrainingUsually Looks• It’s simply a sign off.• It’s simply a review of the rules.• It’s simply a ‘feel good’ exercise aboutaspirations.• It’s simply a half hour on the computeronce a year.• Values are nowhere in sight
  5. 5. Poll Question #1Does your organization have a valuesstatement?
  6. 6. Poll Question #2Does every employee know, in clearbehavioral terms, how their job is to bringthe values in your values statement to life?
  7. 7. If your answer was “no” to either ofthe prior polling questions, yourorganization still has work to do…
  8. 8. What Ethics and Values TrainingNeeds to Be• Clear• Concise• Comprehensive• Easily understood• Easily applied• Easy retained
  9. 9. Done Right, Ethics and ValuesTraining Will:• Help employees evaluate the appropriatenessof their behavior and the behavior of others.• Help employees make decisions fully alignedwith your stated values.• Help employees make – and stick by - gooddecisions when there are no rules or policiesfor guidance.
  10. 10. Three ‘User-Friendly’ Definitions of Ethics• Doing ‘the next right thing’.• The rules you follow even when no one islooking. (In other words - not the rules but whatwe do with the rules.)• The sum of our ‘guiding values’.
  11. 11. What is a “Guiding Value”?• Those beliefs that will always point you towards‘the next right thing’.• They are immune to situational pressures.• They represent who you actually are as a personor organization rather than who you might sayyou are. (These are frequently not one and thesame.)
  12. 12. Our ‘Real’ Guiding Values• Governed often by personal and organizationalmotivations rather than the values we like to saywe have.• ‘Real’ guiding values are actually what drive ourbehavior so you need to be as conscious ofthem as possible.
  13. 13. Four Critical Areas to Focus on ForEthical Culture• ‘Real’ Guiding Values• Individual & Organizational Impact• Who’s the Primary Customer?• Transparency & Honesty
  14. 14. We All Think We’re Honest and Ethical• As humans, we are wired to rationalize ourbehavior. Neither you nor I are the ones whoare somehow different.• Once your ethics, values and compliancetraining is about everyone else, you have lostthe battle. It’s not ‘us versus them’ – all of usare at risk.
  15. 15. Polling Question #3As of May, 2013, the latest data from theAssociation of Certified Fraud Examinerssuggests that major U.S. and Canadiancompanies are “conservatively” losing howmuch to fraud and abuse annually?a.1%b.3%c.5%
  16. 16. Costs of Inadequate Ethics andValues Training• 5% of bottom line “conservatively” lost to fraud and abuse(broadly defined) according to ACFE.• ACFE figure doesn’t even include a wide array of otherpotentially extremely costly ethics issues.• The biggest cost of all might be opportunity cost.• Their sample is major private sector corporations ($250m+) but data applies to smaller organizations and the publicsector as well. (Why? Because ethics issues are caused by people,not organizations, and people are the same in every kind oforganization…)
  17. 17. Bottom Line Value of Effective Ethicsand Values Training• Reduced fraud and abuse loss by as much a50%. (According to independent ACFE andEthics Resource Center studies.)• Reductions in other costly ethics-related losses(discrimination actions, hostile workenvironment issues, ‘garden variety’ ethicalincompetence, etc.)• Reduced opportunity cost.
  18. 18. What must be covered?• Values, values, values.• Techniques to identify and respond to often-overlooked or ignored personal and organizationalethics ‘red flags’.• Problem-solving techniques.• Live, interactive component to allow employees torecognize and problem-solve around barriers toeffective implementation.
  19. 19. Follow-Up Resources• Free ‘Weekly Ethics Thought’ – subscribe atwww.BauerEthicsSeminars.com.• Free monthly public sector ethics tipsheet – subscribe atwww.MunicipalEthics.com.• Free Ethics/Values Culture Opportunity Self-Audit Tool –request from Chris@BauerEthicsSeminars.com.• LinkedIn Groups.• Call or email any time!
  20. 20. Contact InformationWebsiteswww.BauerEthicsSeminars.comwww.MunicipalEthics.comwww.ChristopherBauer.comEmail: Chris@BauerEthicsSeminars.comPhone: 615-385-3523
  21. 21. QuestionsIf you have any questions, please submit them now.Thank you for taking the time to attend today’s webinar.If you have any questions about the information covered in the webinar,please contact:Joe Gerardj.gerard@i-sight.comChris BauerChris@BauerEthicsSeminars.com

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