FSDP: Certificate in Organizational Leadership and Ethics (COLE)

The COLE program is a series of eight 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 six of the eight workshops over a maximum 5-year period. COLE consists of the following eight 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)
  • The Changing American Workplace: Rights, Responsibilities, and Challenges
  • Silence (Not Golden): Dissent and Consensus 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.

Mentoring and Leading Others*

Presenter: Audrey Murrell, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Business Administration,
College of Business Administration
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – noon
Location: 531 Alumni Hall
Materials Fee: $30

This workshop combines knowledge, interactive discussion and skill-building exercises to help participants understand the types and functions of mentoring, the outcomes and benefits of effective mentoring relationships, how to structure effective formal mentoring programs, and ethics and negative mentoring experiences.

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Leadership and Effective Talent Development*

Presenter:Ron Magnuson, Clinical Assistant Professor,
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.–noon
Location: 532 Alumni Hall
Materials Fee: $30

This workshop combines knowledge, interactive discussion and skill-building exercises to help participants understand the “art” and the “science” of developing talent, the ethical use of rewards, recognition and incentives in the workplace, and how to lead people through change, transition and chaos.

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Building Social Capital by Managing Relationships, Conflict, and Incivility In The Workplace *

Presenter: Ray Jones, Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration
Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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 challenge for managers to take a constructive approach toward acts of incivility and conflict in the workplace. We will examine how acts of incivility can “spiral” into more serious incidents and we will consider how and why some individuals choose not to acknowledge, or respond in the face of, such behavior.

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(NEW) The Changing American Workplace: Rights, Responsibilities, And Challenges

Presenter: Paul Klein, Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time:9 a.m.–noon
Location: 531 Alumni Hall
Materials Fee: $30

This workshop examines the evolving workplace, looking at both legal and ethical dimensions of the world of work. A problem/case oriented approach is used to consider some of the most confounding challenges we face in the workplace today. Participants will explore legal requirements that define our rights and responsibilities and how to navigate the many moral dilemmas for which the law does not provide clear guidance; only the minimum standard of behavior for which it was intended.

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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.