Here are a few options for introducing the Ethics of Choice Training Program and/or Ethics of Choice materials to your organization:
Option 1 - Introduce the Ethics of Choice to organizational leaders and administrative staff.
Place the Ethics of Choice Handbook in the hands of administrative staff and make it required reading; devote time on a regular basis to discussing the ethics of choice and to encouraging their use as a guide to managerial and organizational decision-making.
Option 2 - Introduce the Ethics of Choice to the entire organizational culture.
Same as above with the addition that all organizational members receive the Ethics of Choice Handbook or, in the case of non-administrative staff, the Ethics of Choice Quick Guide. Handbook and Quick Guide become required reading; also required reading for all new employees as a part of new employee orientation.
Options 1 and 2 introduce the ethics of choice to the culture of the organization and involve nothing more than the purchase of materials: Handbooks, Quick Guides, Handbook Quizzes (if desired) and other materials (e.g., Right Livelihood: the Twelve Ethics of Work). All materials are protected by a US copyright and cannot be copied or reproduced without permission.
Option 3 - Train organizational leaders/administrative staff via the Ethics of Choice Workshop.
Send organizational leaders and administrative staff through the one day Ethics of Choice Workshop; participants emerge with ethical conduct objectives (steps to take in the coming days consistent with the ethics of choice); and organizational leaders receive the Ethics of Choice Evaluation and Feedback Report, a report that profiles the ethical health of the organization's culture.
Option 4 - Train all organizational members via the Ethics of Choice Workshop
Same as Option 3 with the addition that all non-administrative staff go through a half-day Ethics of Choice Workshop; they also emerge with ethical conduct objectives and as well, contribute to the Ethics of Choice Evaluation and Feedback Report.
In Options 3 and 4, I do the training. A number of role-players are needed and would be trained the day before the workshop(s) begin. Role-playing scripts are tailored to your organization and would need to be developed in advance.
Option 5 - Your trainers are trained to offer the Ethics of Choice Workshop
I train your trainers to offer the Ethics of Choice Workshop within your organization only.
In this option, your organization purchases the Ethics of Choice Training Program. This includes the following Ethics of Choice materials: Program Overview Notebook, Trainer's Manual, Quick Guide, Handbook, Workbook, other materials plus the training that I provide to trainers (which includes one workshop for administrative staff). It also includes the initial Ethics of Choice Evaluation and Feedback Report with arrangements for subsequent reports, as needed and desired.
The training package is for use in your organization only. Trainers who utilize the package in your organization are prohibited from utilizing it (or any potion of it) elsewhere, for any other purpose or group, either while employed in your organization or afterwards.
As for pricing the above options, I will work with you to make affordable the option that seems most appropriate for your organization. However, before selecting one of the above options or tailoring your own, I encourage you to read and share with others the Ethics of Choice Handbook as it will provide further insight into the ethics/values this program is attempting to instill.
David L. Thomas, Ph.D.
To order Ethics of Choice materials, click here: "Ethics of Choice Materials" To discuss bringing the Ethics of Choice Program to your organization, e-mail me at: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.