This course is designed to expose prospective engineering managers to the theories and practices that are inherent in the ethical environment of modern organizations. Topics include definitions of ethical behavior and leadership, moral decision-making, the importance of values such as honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness. A full exploration of ethical autonomy, collaboration, communication and moral imagination will be conducted. A variety of methods will be used to facilitate learning, including a textbook, regular journaling, movies and videos, case studies, small work group activities, experiential activities and writing assignments. The successful student should gain a full understanding of the requirements for and the practice of ethical leadership and should be able to determine how to create and maintain a work environment that fosters openness and clear communication about issues and problems.
Linda Vahala • Ph: 757-683-4968 • firstname.lastname@example.org