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Improving Ethical Decision Making

Total Credits: 1.2 including 1.2 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

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Ethics |  Human Resources |  Partner Produced
Charla Welch
Course Levels:
1.2 Hours
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This course serves as an introduction to how ethical decision making occurs and highlights what actions we as HR professionals can take to improve ethics in the workplace. We will explore the origins of moral principles and then examine ethical guidelines used to make business decisions. Though ethics should be modeled from the top down, this course will elaborate on the role that HR professionals play in establishing and maintaining ethical processes in an organization. This course pays special attention to recruitment and screening situations, though the scenarios will be approachable for anyone working in HR.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Outline the origins of our moral principles vs. ethical models and guidelines
  • Define some of the major ethical frameworks used in developing business ethics
  • Explore the role of HR in maintaining ethics in the workplace
  • Recognize the various influences involved in ethical decision-making
  • Provide an analytical approach to making ethical decisions
  • Apply the analytical approach to HR recruitment and screening scenarios

Major Subjects
  • Ethics
  • HR Role in Ethics
  • Recruitment and screening processes

Course Materials


Charla Welch's Profile

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Charla is a former practicing attorney who transitioned to HR. She has experience both in-house and as an external counselor, with extensive expertise in Employee Relations (including performance management, discipline, dispute resolution, labor negotiations, investigations and compliance), Policy & Process Design, and Training. Since moving from California to Austin five years ago, Charla has been consulting with numerous organizations of all sizes across multiple industries on a wide range of HR concerns. Her clients would say she’s a solutions-driven consultant, with the unique ability to be detail-oriented and act in the moment, while remaining attuned to long-term business objectives. She is as skilled and comfortable interacting with the c-suite as she is explaining HR basics to front-line supervisors. Charla has served as chief negotiator for agencies in labor negotiations, working in confidence with city councils and boards to understand their vision and bring it to fruition at the bargaining table, while maintaining awareness of relevant laws and strategic considerations. Given her integrity and exceptional work product, Charla establishes strong working relationships quickly, serving as a skilled coach and trusted advisor.

Charla obtained her bachelor degree in Speech Communication (with a concentration on Organizational Communication and minor is International Business) before achieving a juris doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She passed the California bar exam on her first try and practiced at a medium sized law firm, where her experience included advice and counsel in nearly all areas of employment law, such as: Title VII / state discrimination laws, the ADA, the FLSA, the FMLA / state leave laws, contractual disputes, employee handbooks and numerous other employment laws and labor regulations. Since founding her HR consulting practice, Cultivate People, she has chosen to go on inactive status with the bar.


Thu, Dec 16, 2021 - 08:00am to 09:09am MST
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Wed, Dec 14, 2022 - 01:00pm to 02:09pm MST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Midlevel HR professionals and/or managers in other silos interested in ethical underpinnings of HR processes and policies
Original Recording Date 01/2021
Yellow Book no
Course Developer Cultivate People
Date Added to Catalog 01/2021

Additional Information

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Official Registry Statement

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Refund/Cancellation Policy

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 13


Kristina W

"Good course. Excellent examples that made me think."

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