Ethical Decision Making for Professionals

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In-house delivery

UNSW Canberra Professional Education Courses may be available for in-house delivery at your organisation's premises. In-house courses allow maximum attendance without the additional travel costs. Courses can be developed to suit the specific staff development and training needs of your organisation. Recommended for groups of 10 or more.

Some of the toughest decisions those in professional and leadership positions must make are those which raise questions of ethics – yet most people in these roles receive little education in the practical knowledge and skills needed to make good ethical decisions. This course fuses robust fundamentals of ethical theory with real-world practicality to help course participants develop an ethical ‘toolbox’ they can draw on when confronted with ethically challenging decisions.


“Simply excellent” (20/03/2017)

“This has been a superb course” (20/03/2017)

“Great course, so good that I am sorry it's over. … It will certainly stay with me. Thank you Professor Baker!” (29/03/17)

“Very well presented” (04/05/17)

“By far the best short course I have participated in” (22/03/17)

“Great course! My favorite so far” (21/03/17) 





A Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at UNSW Canberra, Dr Baker has almost two decades’ experience of teaching ethics in a wide range of academic and professional contexts and on three different continents. He is the author or editor of ten academic books and almost 80 scholarly papers and book chapters. A former Chairman of the Ethics Society of South Africa, Dr Baker has delivered his unique style of ethics education to audiences from organisations including the United States Navy, the Australian Special Air Service Regiment and the South African Council of Educators, and has reached a global audience through his Massive Online Course ‘Military Ethics: An Introduction’, which was a finalist for the 2016 ATOM Awards. He is recognised globally for his work in military ethics, and is currently a Panelist on the International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons.

Course Information

Session One: ‘Know Thyself’ – What kind of ethical decision maker are you?

Session Two: Principles

Session Three: Consequences

Session Four: Character

Session Five: Ethical Decision Making

Session Six: Developing Yourself Ethically and Shaping the Ethical Environment

Courses will be held subject to sufficient registrations. UNSW Canberra reserves the right to cancel a course up to five working days prior to commencement of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will have the opportunity to transfer your registration or be issued a full refund. If registrant cancels within 10 days of course commencement, a 50% registration fee will apply. UNSW Canberra is a registered ACT provider under ESOS Act 2000-CRICOS provider Code 00098G.