Disciplined Leadership: Ethics, Power & Decision Making

  • Global Change Agent Module 1 – Disciplined Leadership: Ethics, Power & Decision Making

  • May 18, 2018

  • Sunway University, Malaysia

  • RM3,500 per participant (limited to 40 participants) / Application Deadline: April 30, 2018

  • Working professionals in decision-making roles, government officials, community leaders and entrepreneurs.

  • +603-7491-8716 / 17

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Content Overview

In dealing with real-world problems and new circumstances, many professionals struggle to preserve their values and traditions. It is not easy to be both practical and ethical in decision-making. Emerging democratic aspirations and an increasing commitment to standards of professionalism have brought forth a new moral environment in Asia.

This program is designed to make you consider the moral competence needed to overcome these challenges and work effectively for the good of others. You will be able to think deeply and broadly about your position of influence at the work place, and also about the impact your decisions may have on yourself and the organization. The sessions are designed to provide you with best practices to exercise leadership in a way that generates value across different sectors and disciplines and, at the same time, to gain critical skills for solving complex organizational problems or deal with the challenges of group dynamics.

The aim of the program is not to construct general theories about ethics but to improve your competence in making reliable judgments and sound decisions in specific circumstances. You will be asked to think practically as well as methodically about moral competence through analyses of selected cases with difficult ethical issues. Ultimately, the program aims to show that ethical deliberation with others is an essential skill for creating and delivering public value.

By the end of the program, you would have developed the capacity to meet and address moral challenges and achieve an outcome that is good for all. Also, you will have learned to interpret subtle messages of organizational power, and 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
Teaching Faculty

Mathias Risse is a Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy. His research areas are in international justice, distributive justice and property together with decision theory dealing with rationality and fairness in group decision making. His articles have been published in journals such as Ethics; Philosophy and Public Affairs; Nous; the Journal of Political Philosophy; and Social Choice and Welfare. Risse studied philosophy, mathematics, and mathematical economics at the University of Bielefeld, the University of Pittsburgh, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Princeton University. He received his BA, BS and MS in mathematics from Bielefeld, and his MA and PhD in philosophy from Princeton. Previous to Harvard, he taught in the Department of Philosophy and in the Program of Ethics, Politics andEconomics at Yale. His books On Global Justice and Global Political Philosophy were both published in 2012. More info on Harvard University Website: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/faculty/mathias-risse

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