Establishing and maintaining a strong ethical culture within organisations is becoming increasingly important in South Africa. These live on-line training interventions include the SAICA-prescribed ethics workshops for 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.
The Trainee Ethics Workshop is 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.
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.
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…
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:
An evaluation of your current ethical culture through interviews and on-line surveys
An evaluation of your current ethics policies and procedures
An identification of the significant ethics risks and opportunities within your organisation
The development of an ethics strategy and plan to minimise ethics risks and leverage off ethics opportunities
The development of an ethics help-desk and whistle-blowing facility for staff
The fee for this exercise will vary depending on the size of the organisation and the extent to which the various services are required.
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…