So, where are we heading in this lesson?

In this lesson we'll be considering how to challenge unethical behaviour. If you have completed the Professional courage and influence course, consider how you might apply the learning from those lessons in this theme. If you have not yet completed this course, we encourage you to do so as it has key principles that relate to challenging ethical behaviour.

To explore the theme our subject expert will take us through a scenario that highlights how unethical behaviour may be large-scale illegal activity but also smaller acts, and how the causes and features of the unethical behaviour vary. We'll also see that not all unethical behaviour comes from bad intent; sometimes trying to do the right thing for a customer can lead to unethical behaviour.

We'll also take you through a series of scenarios to enable you to explore how to you would approach ethical challenges.

We'll get you to reflect on unethical practice that you have encountered in your working life, the underlying causes and what do you think could have been done to avoid this happening. Remember to make notes in your interactive workbook.

We also encourage you to take part in the community forum which provides the collaborative space to share your thinking and ideas with others. In this lesson we’ll ask you to give your advice to a new employee who witnesses such unethical behaviour, sharing your ideas on the forum.

Review what others have posted to gain wider understanding on the theme from people professionals working in different contexts. Support the learning community by reading the contributions of others, 'liking' those you find helpful and add your unique reflections to the conversation.

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