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Using Governance to Create an Ethical Business Culture – Online


Examine corporate governance techniques and policies to mitigate the risk of an ethical breach in your organization. This course will emphasize the creation of an effective ethics program and a speak-up/listen-up culture.


In this course, participants will examine how to mitigate the risk of an ethical breach in their organization through corporate governance techniques and policies. This will include how to create a living, breathing Code of Ethics by examining its different components, how to deliver training across different generations, and how to reward for ethical behavior and consistently discipline for unethical behavior across all levels of employees.

Through this course, participants will be able to create the foundations for an ethical culture in their work environment, understand the essential components of a Code of Ethics, and develop policies to encourage the use of hotlines and helplines while avoiding whistleblower retaliation.

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  • Theoretical underpinnings

  • Atone from the top

  • Avoidance of short-termism

  • Code of Ethics

  • Clear communication channels

  • Hotlines/Helplines

  • Whistleblower protections

  • Ethics training

  • Rewards for ethical behavior


This course was designed for managerial employees at all levels, including those working in ethics & compliance, risk management, human resources, finance, accounting, information systems, supply chain relations, and marketing.  It is especially useful for attorneys, entrepreneurs, and members of boards of directors.

Personal Impact

  • Learn business practices that focus on creating an ethical company culture lead to long-term viability and success for the company

  • Identify actionable items to implement within your team or organization

Organizational Impact

  • Promote integrity, accountability, transparency, trust, fairness, and respect among your employees and in your organization

  • Use governance techniques to create an ethical company culture through principles


100% online

12 week access

5-6 hours of content


Available On-Demand

Available On-Demand

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Proof of accomplishment

SHRM Recertification Provider 2020

Eccles Executive Education is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 6 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit SHRMCertification.org.

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This course is a part of the Authentic Leadership and Business Ethics Certificate.

This online certificate has been designed to challenge you and help you grow as a leader and individual. Explore your leadership potential, understand the essentials to create a more ethical environment in your organization, and foster more innovation and growth.


Ira Selkowitz, J.D.

Ira Selkowitz is a licensed attorney in Colorado (active) and California (inactive). He has taught at the University of Colorado Denver Business School since 1986, first as an adjunct instructor, and beginning in January 2006, as a full-time Senior Instructor. Before accepting the Senior Instructor position, Mr. Selkowitz was the Director of Preservation Services for Historic Denver, Inc., a nonprofit organization in the field of historic preservation.

From 1983-2003, Mr. Selkowitz had his own law practice, specializing in business law and entertainment law, including business planning and intellectual property issues. In addition to his private law practice, from 1994-97, Mr. Selkowitz worked as a booking agent and in-house counsel for the artist representation firm, Scott O’Malley & Associates, in Colorado Springs. For three years, from January 1999 to December 2001, Mr. Selkowitz was the Executive Director of Colorado Lawyers for the Arts.

Mr. Selkowitz received the University of Colorado Denver Business School’s Instructor of the Year Award in 2008 and 2015. He also teaches continuing education programs for attorneys and paralegals in the areas of intellectual property, entertainment law, and historic preservation.

Mr. Selkowitz is the Director of the University of Colorado Denver’s Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.

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