27 – 28 September 2017 Developing an Ethical...

27 – 28 September 2017 Developing an Ethical Work Culture – The Role of the Board, Dubai – UAE


27-28 SEPTEMBER 2017 Dubai, UAE

Dubai, UAE

There is a proven link between the ethics of an organization, and its success and sustainability. Workplaces that are shaped by ethical values and standards can contribute to higher staff morale, deeper employment commitment, and increased productivity. Ethical workplaces are also more attractive to job seekers, and help organizations to retain their human talent.

In this two-day workshop that has been designed for Board members and C-suite, international expert on ethics and governance, Prof Deon Rossouw from The Ethics Institute, will guide participants in governing and managing an ethical work culture. Drawing on his extensive international experience, he will guide participants in understanding the dynamics of an ethical work culture. Directors and Executives will discover their roles and responsibilities in cultivating an ethical work culture.

The workshop is designed to be highly interactive through the use of icebreakers, discussion groups, case studies, film and media and interactive assessments.


This two-day programme on “Developing an Ethical Work Culture” will be structured as follows:


Day 1 Day 2
Before morning tea Introduction to Ethical Work Culture The process of building / changing an Ethical Work Culture
After morning tea Factors that influence Ethical Work Culture Valued-based leadership in organizations
After Lunch The impact of an Ethical Work Culture on organizational performance The role of the board in developing an Ethical Work Culture



Prof Deon Rossouw

Deon Rossouw studied at Stellenbosch University where he also was chairman of the student representative council. His academic career started at Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg where he became Professor and Head of the Philosophy Department and served on the Executive Committee of the University. In 2004, he moved to the University of Pretoria where he was Head of the Philosophy Department and Director of the Centre for Business and Professional Ethics. During 2008 to 2009, he spent a year as Program Executive for Business Ethics at the Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. Currently he is the CEO of the Ethics Institute of South Africa and Extraordinary Professor in Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch.

Deon Rossouw is an internationally recognized expert in Business Ethics and the Ethics of Corporate Governance. He wrote several books on business ethics and published in leading international journals. He was the Founding President of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa) and served as President of the International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE).

He served as a member of the Research Team for the Second King Report on Corporate Governance, and was a member of the Sustainability Committee of the Third King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa. He currently serves on the main committee of the Fourth King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa. He has been recognized as a Chartered Director by the Institute of Directors of South Africa.

Deon has extensive training and consulting experience in the private, public and professional sectors in South Africa, but also in other African countries and in Europe. He serves in both executive and non-executive capacity as director on a number of boards.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is suitable for senior board directors, board secretaries or C Suite Executives who sit on a Board or who report to the Board, or who have the responsibility for implementing a Code of Ethics in the organization.

All participants who complete our workshops also currently receive free membership of GCC Board Directors Institute for one year.   


Workshop Fees

Price per person for 2 day workshop:

GCC BDI Member USD 3600

Non-Member USD 4000

Special rates are available for companies wishing to purchase multiple seats – please ask us for more information.
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