The Principles of Ethical Leadership

Estimated Time: 5 hours


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When most people think about unethical leaders, they probably focus on well-known, infamous figures whose decisions had massive societal and organizational impact. But the truth is that even leaders of small teams or companies can exhibit immoral behavior and make poor decisions. Sometimes, unethical leadership looks like cutting corners to take a short-cut to success. And other times, it might be more visible, resulting in the collapse of a prominent business. But no matter the size of the organization or the visibility, it’s vital for leaders in any capacity to know how to move forward with ethical foresight and tact. This course on the subject of Ethical Leadership explores various dimensions of authority and morality and how they interact, focusing specifically on twenty different principles to help shape you into the kind of leader you need to be. Course Type: Video. Worth 7 PDCs (SHRM) and 7 CEUs (HRCI General Credit).


7 CEUs
7 PDCs
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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss how personal, moral choices impact the ability to lead effectively
  • Articulate the broad impact different actions have on followers and productivity
  • Identify ways unethical leadership can diminish overall corporate success
  • Explain the twenty core principles of ethical leadership
  • Construct an ethical framework for thriving in the modern business era

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HRCI: VTR is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® preapproved this program for 7 credits toward aPHR™, PHR™, PHRca™, SPHR™, GPHR™, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification.

SHRM: VTR is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 7 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit