Certificate in Organizational Leadership and Ethics (COLE)

Overview

This is a series of six workshops that are designed for supervisors and administrators who want to maximize their ability to have impact as ethical leaders within their unit/department or overall workplace. This workshop series combines knowledge, interactive discussion and skill-building exercises to help participants learn the essentials of ethical leadership. Participants will learn competencies that include skills for building and maintaining a responsible workplace, responsible use of power and authority, enhancing productive work team performance and developing talent through the use of tools such as mentoring.

COLE workshops can be taken in any sequence over a five-year period. Faculty and staff can take one or more of these workshops based on interest. To receive a certificate, individuals must complete all six workshops over a maximum 5-year period. COLE consists of the following six workshops offered on a rotating basis each fall and spring:

  • Mentoring and Leading Others
  • The Ethical Use of Power
  • Solving Problems and Ethical Dilemmas
  • Principles and Practices of Servant Leadership
  • Leadership and Effective Talent Development
  • Building Social Capital by Managing Relationships, Conflict and Incivility in the Workplace (formerly Managing Incivility and the Bystander Effect in the Workplace)

Who Should Attend: Faculty and staff who are supervisors or administrators or those who have made the transition from technical or administrative positions into managerial career paths where effectively managing people is part of competency development and overall effectiveness.

The Certificate in Organizational Leadership and Ethics program is co-sponsored by the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources at the University of Pittsburgh.

Principles and Practices of Servant Leadership*

Presenter: Audrey Murrell, associate dean and associate professor of business administration,
College of Business Administration
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 1 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: 531 Alumni Hall
Materials Fee: $30

This workshop combines knowledge, interactive discussion and skill-building exercises to help participants understand the principles of servant leadership in dynamic environments. Participants will also identify the role, skills and tactics of highly effective servant leaders, and how they can build their competencies to be an effective servant leader.

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The Ethical Use of Power*

Presenter: Ray Jones, clinical associate professor of business administration,
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 1 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: 528 Alumni Hall
Materials Fee: $30

Description: This workshop combines knowledge, interactive discussion and skill-building exercises to help participants understand the real dynamics of power in organizations, managing “necessary evils” in complex organizations, building skills in the ethical use of power and influence, and, a look beyond the “dark side” of power in organizations.

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Solving Problems and Ethical Dilemmas*

Presenter: Ron Magnuson, clinical assistant professor,
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 9 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: 531 Alumni Hall
Materials Fee: $30

Description: This workshop combines knowledge, interactive discussion and skill-building exercises to familiarize participants with:

  • “Beyond compliance” – ethical decision-making in complex environments
  • Ethical decision making – a stewardship approach
  • Accountability and transparency in problem-solving and decision-making
  • Ethical decision-making in crisis and uncertainty
  • Review of opportunities and situations wherein participants can apply knowledge within the University of Pittsburgh environment

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*Please note that there is a materials fee for the COLE workshops. This fee will cover the cost of materials for each participant. Participation in these workshops requires the completion of the registration form including appropriate authorization for attendance and financial responsibility. Forms can only be submitted via fax or campus mail. Online registration cannot be used for COLE workshops. Also note that fees will not be refunded with a cancellation less than two weeks prior to the workshop.