In dealing with real world problems and new circumstances, many professionals struggle with preserving their values and traditions. To be both practical and ethical in decision making does not come easy; emerging democratic aspirations and increasing commitment to standards of professionalism have brought forth a new moral environment in Asia.
To help you think about these challenges and how to work effectively for the good of all, this program will expose you to leadership frameworks taught at professional graduate schools at Harvard, such as Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. Through undergoing plenary sessions with the teaching faculty from Harvard, you will be asked to think about the kinds of moral competence required to work effectively for the good of others, to consider deeply and broadly about your position of influence at the work place, and also, the impact your decisions may have on yourself and the organization. Questions that may be asked include: What does moral competence consist of? How is the commitment to it developed and sustained? What attributes can best enable practitioners to act effectively and ethically in diverse settings? How can we address – and successfully resolve – the conflicts that arise from competing political, organizational, and social demands? You will also learn best practices to exercise leadership in a way that generates value across different sectors and disciplines, and at the same time, gain critical
skills for solving complex organization problems and dealing with the challenges of group dynamics.
The aim here is not to construct general theories of ethics but to improve your competency as a practitioner to make reliable judgement and sound decisions in specific circumstances. You will be tasked to think practically as well as methodically about moral competence through close analysis of selected cases with difficult ethical issues. Ultimately, the program aims to show that ethical deliberation with others is an essential skill for public service.
By the end of the program, you will have developed the capacity to meet and address moral challenges and achieve an outcome that is good for all. You will have also learned to interpret the subtle messages of organizational power, and how to recognize and react constructively to the personal and organizational impact of diverse management styles.
Through the program, you will:
- Learn the processes of getting to the point of optimum decision making
- Learn how to take a cross-cultural approach to professional ethics
- Learn how to manage multiple obligations and consider different perspectives
- Be exposed to real-world problems as part of the ethical analysis exercise
- Learn methods to develop skills to build a collaborative workplace
- Gain decision-making skills and strategic insight to drive short to long-term changes