Teaching Interventions that can help to develop ‘moral skills’ and integrity competence(s) in young professionals are the focus of the THUAS Integrity Education Practicum.
Speakers from professional education, academia and industry will explore questions such as: What educational interventions can be used to develop ‘moral skills’ in professional education? How can students be trained to become more aware of their motivations, perspectives, attitudes and values? How can young professionals be prepared to be ‘Global Citizens” who ACT with ‘justice’ and ‘integrity’ and who can ‘Give Voice’ to their ‘Values’?
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Under the right conditions or circumstances every individual can be corrupt and every organisation can rationalize ’wrong’ choices. This is especially true in a world economy reeling under the far-reaching economic consequences of COVID 19. This makes discussions about moral resiliency, corporate values, and positive corporate cultures especially relevant to compliance officers and trainers today.
An organisation is only as strong as its weakest link i.e., the choices made by its employees. Addressing the ‘human factor’ in white-collar crime enforcement means tackling the ‘integrity gap’ between what professionals are trained to do, and, what they actually do in the field. This realisation is encouraging a shift of focus to behavioral aspects of professional training. Abiola Makinwa discussed how the ‘Integrity Digital Learning Module’ aims to answer the ‘integrity gap’ by promoting moral resilience and moral courage, the ‘Integrity Digital Learning Module’.
The presentation introduced the audience to the Integrity Digital Learning Module, which encourages students to develop values-based responses to ethical challenges that will occur during their career path. Dr. Makinwa gave an insight into the competences that are developed, student deliverables, and gave a brief description of teaching Tools example values-based response to rationalizations.
How do we teach students to become more aware of their motivations, perspectives, attitudes and values?
Students should not be left to figure it out by themselves but concrete steps should be taken, especially in formative years, to provide students with the knowledge and tools of how to navigate ‘life’. Studies show that articulating who you are as a human being, by identifying and giving voice to your core values, creates ‘moral muscle’ and personal resiliency. Aligning education with the realities of the ‘real world’, means filling the integrity training ‘gap’. During the Values Workshop Dr. Makinwa showcased an approach to teaching participants to become more aware of their personal integrity frameworks. The exercises (games), a pre-workshop and post-workshop survey, which enabled participants to identify, prioritize and actively engage with their personal core values.