Often when facing these ethical challenges, we find ourselves uncertain of how to proceed due to the complexity involved. Lacking sufficient information to be sure of our choices, and with the guiding values we may look to often being unable to deal with the practical realities on the ground, we are often forced to resort to simply making our best guess, and hoping we made the right choice.
Professional ethics can help break this deadlock, providing a variety of decision-making frameworks and tools to help us better grasp the nature of ‘shades of grey’ situations, and develop far more effective strategies to solve them as a result. This webinar will provide an introduction to both the theory and the practice of professional ethics in the environmental management sector, including a toolkit of skills for participants to take away, and several case studies to illustrate the application of these tools
About the presenter:
Gordon Young is an environmental practitioner and professional ethicist. After 10 years of consulting with a wide diversity of industry, government and NGO groups to improve performance around water, energy, education and waste, he completed a Masters of Professional and Applied Ethics at Melbourne University. He is currently the co-founder and Principal of Ethilogical Consulting, providing governance services, advice and training to clients throughout Australia. He also lectures at RMIT University, is the Victorian Environment Commissioner for Scouts Australia, and a Board Member of Laneway Learning.
Please note this event is running on Australian Eastern Standard Time.