This course is required for award of any TTi Specialist Diploma. Generally the student attends a one-on-one presentation when visiting TTi headquarters to present his or her Thesis.
For Whom Intended This course is designed for personnel in a wide range of organizations and industries. Everyone encounters moral and ethical dilemmas in their work life. Course 419 is intended to provide a practical framework for looking at those dilemmas.
Brief Course Description The course introduces the factors that must be addressed to undertake an ethical working life. The instructor discusses broad moral principles before moving into specific categories of ethics.
The concept of a “work ethic” is discussed, with emphasis on understanding the employer’s point of view. A range of situations are discussed in which the student is asked to imagine themselves, and clarify what is the right thing to do.
The US Department of Defense has explicit ethical guidelines for relationships with contractors. They provide a useful tool not only for DoD employees but for anyone who interfaces with contractors in any activity. These guidelines are discussed in detail, taking a look at gifts, travel and post-government employment.
A positive case study is presented, of a Southeast Asian village where teamwork and respect for authority lead to productive relationships. A brief history of recent scandals underpins a chapter on Government ethics. The course concludes with a chapter on business ethics, touching on many different examples of the moral and ethical choices people in business have to make.
The course is presented as a series of highly-interactive lecture/discussion sessions. Special-interest discussions are encouraged outside of the regular course sessions.
Diploma Programs This course is required for all of TTi’s TTi Diploma Programs. It is the final course in the series, to be completed along with the Specialist Thesis.
Text Each student will receive access to the on-line electronic course workbook, including most of the slides used in the course presentation. An initial subscription is included with the course and renewals are available for an additional fee.
Course Hours, Certificate and CEUs Open courses meet seven hours per day. Upcoming presentation dates can be found on our current open course schedule. Class hours/ days for on-site courses vary from 14–35 hours over 2–5 days as requested by client. Upon successful course completion, each participant receives a certificate of completion and one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for every ten class hours.