Webinar Length: 1 Hour
Purpose and Background
This webinar offers information to help you navigate business decisions in an ethical manner.
Engineers encounter situations that require judgment and decision-making with many situations being complicated, high pressure, or ambiguous. These situations may involve sensitive information, employees, agreements, and/or liability. Certain ethical issues are more easily resolved than others. This webinar focuses on offering background information about ethics and practical ideas for approaching business decisions in an ethical manner. Ethics is logical, it’s about doing what is right, even at personal expense or sacrifice. Your success as a professional necessitates that you understand ethical decision-making and avoid conflicts of interest.
Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Recognize why it is important to study and practice engineering ethics
- Explain the rationale for the Fundamental Canons for Professional Engineers
- Understand ethics beyond the law and its relationship to values and moral decision-making
- Appreciate factors that contribute to conflicts of interest
- Apply ethical practices in your work
- Identify techniques for approaching ethical situations
- Assess consequences that can result from unethical behavior
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This webinar teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- An understanding of why it’s important to study engineering ethics.
- The Fundamental Canons for Professional Engineers.
- Techniques for approaching ethical situations.
Assessment of Learning Outcomes
Certificate of Completion
Participants’ achievement of the learning outcomes will be assessed via a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions.
This webinar applies to licensed professional engineers, technical, and other business professionals.
- Ethics defined
- Ethics and the law
- Why study engineering ethics?
- Values and ethics
- Organizational culture and other influencers
- Tests for judging ethical behavior
- Fundamental Canons
- Safety and responsibility
- Professional Engineers
- Integrity and professional practice
- Case study
- Consequences for unethical behavior
- Techniques for approaching ethical situations
Earn Your Professional Development Hours and Get Your Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing an online post-test with a passing score of 70% or higher. PDH credits are only awarded after course completion and successful passing of the quiz. This webinar earns 1 PDH upon successful completion of the quiz.