FSDP: Certificate in Organizational Leadership and Ethics

The Certificate in Organization Leadership and Ethics (COLE) is a series of eight workshops that are designed for supervisors and administrators who want to maximize their ability to have impact as ethical leaders within their unit/department or overall workplace. This workshop series combines knowledge, interactive discussion and skill-building exercises to help participants learn the essentials of ethical leadership. Participants will learn competencies that include skills for building and maintaining a responsible workplace, responsible use of power and authority, enhancing productive work team performance and developing talent through the use of tools such as mentoring.

Watch this video for a brief overview of the COLE series!

COLE workshops can be taken in any sequence over a five-year period. Faculty and staff can take one or more of these workshops based on interest. To receive a certificate, individuals must complete six of the eight workshops over a maximum 5-year period. COLE consists of the following eight workshops offered on a rotating basis each fall and spring:

  • Mentoring and Leading Others
  • The Ethical Use of Power
  • Solving Problems and Ethical Dilemmas
  • Principles and Practices of Servant Leadership
  • Leadership and Effective Talent Development
  • Building Social Capital by Managing Relationships, Conflict and Incivility in the Workplace (formerly Managing Incivility and the Bystander Effect in the Workplace)
  • The Changing American Workplace: Rights, Responsibilities, and Challenges
  • Silence (Not Golden): Dissent and Consensus in the Workplace

Who Should Attend: Faculty and staff who are supervisors or administrators or those who have made the transition from technical or administrative positions into managerial career paths where effectively managing people is part of competency development and overall effectiveness

The Certificate in Organizational Leadership and Ethics program is co-sponsored by the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources at the University of Pittsburgh.

Mentoring and Leading Others

Presenter: Audrey Murrell, Acting Dean
   Pitt Honors College

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 9–11:00 a.m.
Location: Virtual – this workshop will be presented remotely using an online meeting platform. Specific login infirmation will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date – please use the link below to register.
Materials Fee: Waived for Fall 2020

This workshop combines knowledge, interactive discussion and skill-building exercises to help participants understand the types and functions of mentoring, the outcomes and benefits of effective mentoring relationships, how to structure effective formal mentoring programs, and ethics and negative mentoring experiences.

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Building Social Capital by Managing Relationships, Conflict, and Incivility in the Workplace*

Presenter: Ray Jones, Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration
   Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Time: 1–3:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – this workshop will be presented remotely using an online meeting platform. Specific login infirmation will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date – please use the link below to register.
Materials Fee: Waived for Fall 2020

This workshop combines knowledge, interactive discussion and skill-building exercises to help participants understand the challenge for managers to take a constructive approach toward acts of incivility and conflict in the workplace. We will examine how acts of incivility can “spiral” into more serious incidents and we will consider how and why some individuals choose not to acknowledge, or respond in the face of, such behavior.

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Leadership and Effective Talent Development*

Presenter: Debbie Good, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration
   Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Time: 9–11:00 a.m.
Location: Virtual – this workshop will be presented remotely using an online meeting platform. Specific login infirmation will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date – please use the link below to register.
Materials Fee: Waived for Fall 2020

This workshop combines knowledge, interactive discussion and skill-building exercises to help participants understand the “art” and the “science” of developing talent, the ethical use of rewards, recognition and incentives in the workplace, and how to lead people through change, transition and chaos.

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The Changing American Workplace: Rights, Responsibilities, and Challenges*

Presenter: Paul Klein, Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration
   Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Time: 9–11:00 a.m.
Location: Virtual – this workshop will be presented remotely using an online meeting platform. Specific login infirmation will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date – please use the link below to register.
Materials Fee: Waived for Fall 2020

This workshop examines the evolving workplace, looking at both legal and ethical dimensions of the world of work. A problem/case oriented approach is used to consider some of the most confounding challenges we face in the workplace today.  Participants will explore legal requirements that define our rights and responsibilities and how to navigate the many moral dilemmas for which the law does not provide clear guidance; only the minimum standard of behavior for which it was intended.  

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