Ethics in Public WorksEthics in Public Works

On-Demand Public Works Education

This two-course program is designed for individuals that are interested in exploring ethics; as it applies personally, professionally, in supervision and in management. Course materials provide practical advice on ethics, and emphasize the importance of ethical behavior in personal and professional interactions. They provide real-world examples, as well as advice in dealing with the non-technical aspects of our profession.

Sometimes public works professionals are faced with difficult public policy choices that may stretch our ethical boundaries. Leading in the context of our own ethics is challenging enough, but leaders must also manage the ethics of others and discover how to create and maintain an ethical culture. Public Works leaders must walk the talk, set the tone, hold themselves accountable, and strive to create a culture of openness, democracy, merit, and creativity. Only by exercising the principles of ethical leadership can we meet the challenges of the future and sustain the public's trust in our decisions and stewardship of public resources.

Content must be purchased by the individual that will be utilizing it.
If purchasing for another individual, or for group discounts, please contact us at lms@apwa.net.

Note:
  • Content must be purchased by the individual that will be utilizing it.
  • Individuals that are not current APWA members will find it more cost effective to become a member prior to purchasing. 
  • If you would like to purchase a course for another individual, or are interested in a group discount, please contact us at lms@apwa.net.
  • Individuals may only purchase each program/course ONCE (per account).
APWA’s eLearning Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Customers are entitled to a 100% refund, as long as a refund is requested within 7 days of purchase and no course certificates have been issued. Refunds will not be issued after this 7 day window. Cancellations must be requested by emailing lms@apwa.net or calling 800-848-2792.

Program bundle: 

 (Members: $96, Nonmembers: $192)
Courses can be purchased together in a program bundle, at a discounted price. Ethics in Public Works (Professional/Supervisor) courses dive into the importance of ethical standards in the public works workplace. Education is the first step towards bolstering ethical standards and setting expectations that are understood by all employees, and these programs can help you do just that at your agency. These on-demand programs are here to help you cultivate an ethical culture within your organization and provide the education and support needed so your agency can flourish.


Individual courses:

(Members: $60 each, Nonmembers: $120 each)
Ethics for Public Works Professionals
This course is designed for individuals that are interested in exploring ethics, as it applies personally and professionally. This course provides practical advice on ethics and emphasizes the importance of ethical behavior in personal and professional interactions. It provides real-world examples, as well as advice in dealing with the non-technical aspects of our profession. CEUs: eligible for .2 CEUs upon completion.

Ethics for Public Works Supervisors
This course is designed for individuals that are interested in exploring ethics, as it applies to supervision and management. Ethics are complicated. Sometimes public works professionals are faced with difficult public policy choices that may stretch our ethical boundaries. Leading in the context of our own ethics is challenging enough, but leaders must also manage the ethics of others and discover how to create and maintain an ethical culture. Public works leaders must walk the talk, set the tone, hold themselves accountable, and strive to create a culture of openness, democracy, merit, and creativity. Only by exercising the principles of ethical leadership can we meet the challenges of the future and sustain the public’s trust in our decisions and stewardship of public resources. CEUs: eligible for .2 CEUs upon completion.

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