Ethical Leadership

ORG80014 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours


62.5 credit points

Aims and objectives

From crises within our religious institutions to corporate fraud, our news is filled with examples of an ethical void in leadership and our society today. Citizens and employees alike are demanding that our leaders go beyond mere accountability for their actions; they are demanding moral leadership in both our institutions and society overall. Using case studies and current events, this unit considers the conflicts that can arise when individual values conflict with those of the organization. This unit examines actions leaders have taken and consequences faced when confronted with ethical dilemmas. From these learnings, a personal model for ethical leadership is developed.
After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
1. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of the major philosophical theories of ethics and morality.
2. Demonstrate integrity, ethical conduct, accountability, respect and a broad awareness of professional practices and cultural norms in a sustainable context.
3. Reflect on and take responsibility for self-learning and self-management processes and time management.
4. Critically analyse a personal model of ethical leadership and a process of making decisions.
Further Information
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Courses with unit

This unit is part of the Global Leadership Program suite of courses