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Upholding Professionalism

Upholding Professionalism

This workshop is designed to raise awareness and understanding of why professionalism in the public sector an important and contemporary topic of conversation and what it means to be professional in the public sector. 

Strategies for Public Servants to Maximise Ethical Conduct

Overview

This workshop is designed to raise awareness and understanding of why professionalism in the public sector an important and contemporary topic of conversation and what it means to be professional in the public sector.  The program will help participants develop values based strategies for professional and ethical conduct that can be applied in the workplace.

The workshop is relevant to public servants at all levels however the most benefit will be gained by those new to the public sector or seeking a refresher and a ‘new take’ on ethical conduct.

Course Content

  • Professional behaviour
  • Core elements of professionalism and ethical behaviour in the public sector
  • Values in practice
  • Attributes and behaviours of a professional and ethical public servant
  • Embedding professional behaviour
  • Public sector accountabilities
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Strategies for assessing and monitoring professionalism
  • Unconscious Bias
  • The impact of unconscious bias on your behaviour
  • Acting with integrity on a daily basis
  • Being a ‘Third Party’
  • Being an active bystander
  • Principles of bystander intervention

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course attendees should have:

  • An understanding of some of the attributes of professional and ethical behaviours in the public service
  • An awareness of the public sector accountability framework
  • Some strategies to support professionalism in the workplace
  • Some practical tools to support their own and others professional and ethical behaviours

Benefits to your organisation

  • Supports the development of an ethical workplace culture in your agency
  • Helps facilitate the alignment of staff values and behaviours to the Public Sector Code of Ethics and agency Codes of Conduct
  • Provides a common language and strategies which can be shared by participants within your agency
  • Supports the strengthening of professional and ethical public sector in Western Australia

Benefits to the individual

  • Builds your self-awareness and self-management capabilities
  • Provides you practical strategies for individual staff and those in leadership positions to monitor, assess and embed professional and ethical conduct in daily behaviours
  • Provides you a forum for discussion and debate about professional conduct and ethical issues to help you make decisions in the workplace

Upholding Professionalism

Date/s, Time & Venue

20 Jun 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Face-to-face (Perth CBD)
14 Aug 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Face-to-face (Perth CBD)
9 Dec 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Face-to-face (Perth CBD)

Career Stage

Leadership , Managers , New Recruits/Graduates , Team Members

Category

Personal Development

Class Size

Maximum 20

Facilitator(s)

Cost

Prices exclude GST and are subject to change

Individual Member
Face-to-face
$488.00
Corporate Member
Face-to-face
$535.00
Non-Member
Face-to-face
$646.00
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