OUR TRAINING PROGRAMMES

If you are interested in any of our training programmes listed below, please contact us for a formal quotation.

  • All our programmes are suitable for corporate clients in the private sector, public sector entities, tertiary institutions and non-profit organisations.
  • Programmes will be customised for the particular industry and client needs.
  • The duration of each programme can be adapted.
  • Our training programmes comply with CPD accreditation standards.
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  • ProEthics is a level 4 BEE contributor.

1.   FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES

1.1 Board and executive management

Name of course Content
Director’s duties (Half day or full day)
  • Duties of company directors and prescribed officers
    • Common law duties
    • Making the right decisions
    • The Companies Act of 2008
      • Defining directors and prescribed officers
      • Legal responsibilities and liability
    • Ethical leadership
      • Case studies
Ethical leadership (Half day or full day)
  • Ethics vocabulary
    • Defining ethical behaviour
    • Ethical dilemmas and decision-making
  • Creating a culture of integrity
    • The steps of an ethics management programme (King Report)
    •  The role of corporate values
    • Ethics statements (examples)
  • Tone at the top
    •  The characteristics of an ethical leader
    • Case studies
Anti-corruption, corporate and ethics governance for top management (One or two days)
  • Imperatives for preventing corruption and being ethical
    •  Best-practice guidelines
    • Local and international legislation
  • Explanation of high risk occupational crimes
    • Corruption, fraud and anti-competitive behaviour
    • Conflicts of interest
  • Practising good corporate governance
    • Introduction to King Report
    • Implementing a compliance framework
  • Creating a culture of integrity
    • Ethics codes
    • Governance of ethics
  • Cost-benefit analysis – does it pay to be ethical?
Aligning strategy and an ethical culture (Full day)
  •  Ethics as strategy
    • Building a brand
    • Organisational performance
    • Strategic alignment
    • Contextualisation of values
  • Ethics as part of culture
    • The power of culture
  • Principles and processes of contextualisation
    • The power of contextualisation
    • Communicating for contextualisation
  • Practical exercises
Corruption and fraud prevention (Half day or full day)
  • Imperatives for preventing corruption and being ethical
  • Explanation of high risk occupational crimes
    • Corruption and forms of corruption
    • Fraud and conflicts of interest
  • Duties of the Social and Ethics Committee
  • Anti-corruption policies and tools
  • Cost-benefit analysis – does it pay to do honest business?
The ethical foundation of true transformation (Full day)
  • Definition of business ethics
  • Cost-benefit analysis
    • Does it pay to be ethical?
  • Ethics vocabulary
  • Ethical decision-making
  • True transformation
    • How to achieve true transformation
    • The values supporting transformation
      • Honesty
      • Fairness/equality
      • Respect
  • Being an ethical person/organisation
    • Living your values
  • The qualities of an ethical leader
    • Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng
    • Dr Ken Blanchard
  • Managing organisational ethics
    • The new King IV recommendations

1.2 Senior and middle management

Name of course Content
Prevention of corruption and unethical behaviour in the workplace (One or two full days)
  • Module 1: Imperatives for preventing occupational crimes and unethical behaviour
    • Cost of criminal, unethical and dishonest behaviour
    •  Reasons for crime and unethical behaviour
  • Module 2: Preventative measures
    • Corporate governance
      • The elements of a compliance framework – international standard
      • Consequences of non-compliance
    • Ethics in the workplace
      • How to create a culture of integrity
    • Cost-benefit analysis
Ethical leadership (Half day)
  • Ethical decision-making
    • Being intellectually honest
    • Avoiding conflicts of interest
  • Ethics management
    • The steps of an ethics management programme (King Report)
    • The role and benefits of corporate values
    • Ethics statements (examples)
    • Integrating values with operations
  • Setting the example
    • The characteristics of an ethical leader
The ethical foundation of true transformation (Full day)
  •  Definition of business ethics
  • Cost-benefit analysis
    • Does it pay to be ethical?
  • Ethics vocabulary
  • Ethical decision-making
  • True transformation
    • How to achieve true transformation
    • The values supporting transformation
      • Honesty
      • Fairness/equality
      • Respect
  • Being an ethical person/organisation
    • Living your values
  • The qualities of an ethical leader
    • Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng
    • Dr Ken Blanchard
  • Managing organisational ethics
    • The new King IV recommendations
Presentation and facilitation skills (Full day)
  • The difference between presentation and facilitation
  • It’s all about my audience
  • Defining verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Key pointers to remember when presenting/facilitating
  • Presentation exercise
    • Individual presentations and group critique
  • Preparations before presenting or facilitating a session
  • Having executive presence (EP)
  • Having integrity
  • Looking the part
  • Acting the part
  • Having poise, power and presence
  • The art of listening
Learn to communicate for success at work (One or two days)
  • Module 1: Non-verbal communication
    • Look the part
    • Act the part
    • Be a person of executive presence
  • Module 2: Verbal communication
    • The impact of our words
    • Speak the part
  • Module 3: Written/electronic communication
    • Write the part
    • Effective written/electronic communication

1.3 Staff and key suppliers

Name of course Content
Blow the whistle (Half day)
  • Imperatives for reporting crime and irregularities
  • Legal protection and obligations
    • When you suffer “occupational detriment”
  • Reporting policies
    • How does it work when you call the hotline?
    • What to say
    • Acting in good faith
Ethics in action: how to be ethical at work (Full day)
  • Ethics vocabulary
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Organisational and personal values
  • Putting organisational values in context
    • Living the values at work
  • Ethics and me
  • Ethics pledge
Prevention of corruption (Full day)
  • How crime and dishonesty impact on your salary and job security
  • How to recognise corruption and occupational crimes
  • Your role in preventing corruption, irregularities and unethical behaviour
  • Reporting wrongdoing at work
Learn to communicate for success at work (One or two days)
  • Module 1: Non-verbal communication
    • Look the part
    • Act the part
    • Be a person of executive presence
  • Module 2: Verbal communication
    • The impact of our words
    • Speak the part
  • Module 3: Written/electronic communication
    • Write the part
    • Effective written/electronic communication
Introduction to corporate ethics and etiquette (Full day)
  • Personal brand and reputation
  • Ethics in the workplace
    • Ethics vocabulary
    • Being ethical at work
    • Being professional at work
  • Etiquette in the workplace
    • Looking the part
    • Acting the part
  • Being a GREAT brand

1.4 Unschooled labour

Name of course Content
Ethics and  me (Full day)
  • Crimes at work
  • How to prevent workplace crimes
  • Doing the right thing      
  • Living the organisational values
    • Practical exercises
  • Ethics pledge

 2.   SPECIALIST PROGRAMMES

2.1 Members of social and ethics board committees

Name of course Content
Responsibilities and rights of the Social and Ethics Committee (Full day)
  • Imperatives for a Social and Ethics Committee
  • Duties of company directors and prescribed officers
  • Duties and mandate of the Social and Ethics Committee
  • Local and international anti-corruption legislation and best practice guidelines
  • Anti-corruption measures
    • Due diligence scrutiny
    • The UNGC Anti-corruption Management Tool
  • Ethics management
    • King Report

2.2 Ethics and compliance for compliance officers

Name of course Content
Ethics and compliance for compliance officers (Two full days)
  • Imperatives for ethical behaviour
    • Cost of criminal, unethical and dishonest behaviour
    • International and local research and surveys
  • High-risk occupational crimes
  • Best-practice guidelines
    • UN Global Compact
    • US Federal Sentencing Guidelines
    • UK Bribery Act
    • SA Companies Act
    • International prosecutions: case studies
  • Compliance and corporate governance
    • Legal enforceability of the King Reports
    • Elements of a compliance framework
    • Due diligence requirements
  • Governance of corporate ethics
    • Ethics vocabulary
    • Ethical dilemmas and decision-making
    • King IV recommendations
    • Steps of an ethics management programme
    • Code of Ethics of the Compliance Institute of Southern Africa

  • Cost-benefit analysis – does it pay to be ethical?

2.3 Ethics officers and ethics champions

Name of course Content
Ethics management: how to create a corporate culture of integrity (One or two full days)
  • Imperatives for ethics management
  • The elements of a compliance framework
  • Penalties for non-compliance
    • International case study
  • Writing an ethics statement
  • Implementing the organisational values
    • Integrity screening
    • Due diligence scrutiny of third parties
    • Whistle-blowing
    • Providing anti-corruption and ethics training
    • Internal ethics communication campaigns
  • Ethical leadership

2.4 Specialist programme for ethics officers and ethics champions (five days)

Name of course Content
Module 1: High risk occupational crimes and irregularities (Day one: full day)
  • Module one: Introduction to occupational crimes, workplace irregularities and unethical behaviour
    • High risk criminal acts
    • Workplace irregularities
Module 2: Ethics expertise (Day two: full day)
  • Module two: Business ethics
    • Why ethics matters
    • Being an ethical person/corporation
    • Ethical dilemmas and decision-making
    • Choosing corporate values and developing an ethics statement
    • Creating ethics management structures
    • Addressing the fear of blowing the whistle
Module 3: Anti-corruption legislation and best practice standards (Day three: full day)
  • Module 3: Why ethics champions are imperative – recent legislative developments and best practice standards
    • Local and international legislation
    • Due diligence requirements
    • Best practice standards
Module 4: Facilitation and presentation skills – training your staff (Day four: full day)
  • Module 4: Facilitation and presentation skills – training your staff
    • The difference between presentation and facilitation
    • It’s all about my audience
    • Defining verbal and non-verbal communication
    • Key pointers to remember when presenting/facilitating
    • Presentation exercise
      • Individual presentations and group critique
    • Preparations before presenting or facilitating a session
    • Having executive presence (EP)
    • Having integrity
    • Looking the part
    • Acting the part
    • Having poise, power and presence
    • The art of listening
Module 5: Aligning strategy and an ethical culture (Day five: full day)
  • Module 5: Ethics as strategy
    • Building a brand
    • Organisational performance
    • Strategic alignment
    • Contextualisation of values
  • Ethics as part of culture
    • The power of culture
  • Principles and processes of contextualisation
    • The power of contextualisation
    • Communicating for contextualisation
  • Practical exercises

 3.   SCHOOL AND TERTIARY STUDENTS

Name of course Content
Learn to communicate for success at work (Full day)
  • Module 1: Non-verbal communication
    • Look the part
    • Act the part
    • Be a person of executive presence
  • Module 2: Verbal communication
    • The impact of our words
      • Speak the part
  • Module 3: Written/electronic communication
    • Write the part
    • Effective written/electronic communication
Introduction to corporate ethics and etiquette (Full day)
  • Personal brand and reputation
  • Ethics in the workplace
    • Ethics vocabulary
    • Being ethical at work
    • Being professional at work
  • Etiquette in the workplace
    • Looking the part
    • Acting the part
  • Being a GREAT brand