Overview


Establishing and maintaining a strong ethical culture within organisations is becoming increasingly important in South Africa.  These live on-line training interventions include ethics workshops directed at all trainees as well as interventions that assist in assessing the ethical culture within organisations with a view to recommending appropriate strategy to capitalise on strengths and work on weaknesses.

Available Courses

Courses Content

The Trainee Ethics Workshop was originally driven by SAICA’s requirement that all trainees with a contract end date of after 31 March 2019 attend a 6-8 hour ethics workshop.  In 2021, this requirements was amended to instead require an average of 3 hours per year (either through training and / or through deliberate discussion).  While this course is targeted at trainees, it could be extended to apply to any staff member.

The course encompasses the following elements:

  • What are ethics?
  • Why are ethics important?
  • The consequences of unethical behaviour.
  • Why is being unethical wrong?
  • An overview of moral philosophy (both normative and meta-ethics).
  • Why are ethics important in business specifically?
  • How to make ethical choices or decisions.
  • The role of the professional accountant in the field of ethics.
  • Ethical duties of individuals.
  • The role of the SAICA COPC in driving ethical behaviour

The workshop will culminate with trainees being provided with an opportunity to reflect on the content covered.

From January 2022, this session will be split into 3 x separate 3 hour sessions covering personal, professional, and business ethics and these sessions will be presented at regular intervals during the year.

Fees

Fees for this on-line session are R1 100 per person, ex VAT (R1 025 in 2020).

The workshop can also be presented very effectively on an in-house basis (on-line or face-to-face) where the whole firm can be taken through the content.  In-house rates for 2021 are R16 750 (R15 750 in 2020) ex VAT for up to 25 participants, with a further fee of R950 (R890 in 2020) per additional participant over 25.

Bookings

Please contact your regional programme manager for more information or to arrange custom training for your organisation OR give us your details below together with your inquiry and we will contact you shortly…

    Upcoming course date:

    2022-Aug-30 - 2022-Aug-30 - On-line Training Session (Theana)

    This 3 hour workshop (running from 8:30am to 11:30am) is directed at trainee accountants in the first year of their training contracts.

    We will challenge a trainee’s understanding of what ethics is and how they might approach ethical decision making from a personal perspective.  We will discuss to whom we all have ethical responsibilities (the moral community) and will then explore common normative theories on ethical behaviour including Utilitarianism (Consequentialism), Kantian ethics, and Virtue theory.

    Trainees will get the opportunity to question some of their current personal behaviour and reflect on whether any changes might be needed.

    Fees

    Fees for this on-line session are R 400 per person, ex VAT.

    The workshop can also be presented very effectively on an in-house basis (on-line or face-to-face) where the whole firm can be taken through the content.  In-house rates for 2022 are R5 500 ex VAT for up to 25 participants, with a further fee of R300 per additional participant over 25.

    Bookings

    Please contact your regional programme manager for more information or to arrange custom training for your organisation OR give us your details below together with your inquiry and we will contact you shortly…

      Further dates will be added during the year.

      Upcoming course date:

      30 Aug 2022 - On-line Training Session (with Theana)

      This 3 hour workshop (running from 8:30am to 11:30am) is directed at trainee accountants in the first year of their training contracts.

      As members of a highly regarded profession, we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of behaviour.  We will discuss the SAICA Code of Professional Conduct and how the fundamental principles of ethics should drive our everyday behaviour in and out of the workplace.  We will also explore our specific professional responsibilities with regards to identifying and responding to non-compliance with laws and regulations by clients or employers.

      Trainees will get the opportunity to question some of their current professional behaviour and reflect on whether any changes might be needed.

      Fees

      Fees for this on-line session are R 400 per person, ex VAT.

      The workshop can also be presented very effectively on an in-house basis (on-line or face-to-face) where the whole firm can be taken through the content.  In-house rates for 2022 are R5 500 ex VAT for up to 25 participants, with a further fee of R300 per additional participant over 25.

      Bookings

      Please contact your regional programme manager for more information or to arrange custom training for your organisation OR give us your details below together with your inquiry and we will contact you shortly…

        Further dates will be added during the year.

        Upcoming course date:

        2022-Oct-28 - 2022-Oct-28 - On-line Training Session (with Theana)

        This 3 hour workshop (running from 8:30am to 11:30am) is directed at trainee accountants in the first year of their training contracts.

        Trainees are employed by a business and perform work at client businesses.  This session explores ethical business decision making, why it is so important to get his right, and what happens if we get it wrong.

        Trainees will get the opportunity to question some of their current beliefs about appropriate business behaviour and reflect on whether any changes might be needed.

        Fees

        Fees for this on-line session are R 400 per person, ex VAT.

        The workshop can also be presented very effectively on an in-house basis (on-line or face-to-face) where the whole firm can be taken through the content.  In-house rates for 2022 are R5 500 ex VAT for up to 25 participants, with a further fee of R300 per additional participant over 25.

        Bookings

        Please contact your regional programme manager for more information or to arrange custom training for your organisation OR give us your details below together with your inquiry and we will contact you shortly…

          Further dates will be added during the year.

          Upcoming course dates:

          2022-Jul-22 - 2022-Jul-22 - On-line Training Session (with Graeme)
          2022-Nov-24 - 2022-Nov-24 - On-line Training Session (with Graeme)

          Evaluation of the ethical culture within your organisation (ETH) Course 2:

          This service offering is currently only offered by Graeme O’Reilly in the Cape Town office who is a Certified Ethics Officer with the Ethics Institute of SA.  Organisations anywhere in South Africa can however make use of this service.

          The service is customised for each organisation and generally involves the following:

          1. An evaluation of your current ethical culture through interviews and on-line surveys
          2. An evaluation of your current ethics policies and procedures
          3. An identification of the significant ethics risks and opportunities within your organisation
          4. The development of an ethics strategy and plan to minimise ethics risks and leverage off ethics opportunities
          5. The development of an ethics help-desk and whistle-blowing facility for staff

          Fees

          The fee for this exercise will vary depending on the size of the organisation and the extent to which the various services are required.

          Bookings

          Please contact your regional programme manager for more information or to request a meeting to discuss this service offering and obtain a related quotation OR give us your details below together with your inquiry and we will contact you shortly…

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