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Professional Ethics and Globalization

William A. (Bill) Brant, J.D., P.E.

You and I are considered to be in the “professions.” What are professions? What is ethics? What benefits do ethics provide? What are the sources of ethics?

We hear a lot today of globalization. What is globalization? Is it bad or good? Isn’t globalization just a business and economics term? How do you and I fit into the globalization process? How is globalization economically stabilized? We will look at the World Banks, World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations (UN), and the way these organizations affect globalization.

Trust is a big part of globalization. How professional ethics plays its important part, or should play an important part, in today’s globalized world will provide insight into what lies ahead. Professional ethics instills trust which is a fundamental element of relationships.

Our premise is that we must think, act, and be ethical, personally and professionally. The Triple Bottom Line (TBL) of business, why globalized corporations are adopting it and how, will be investigated. Can businesses make a profit being socially responsible and ethical?

Our hope is this course will persuade you to embrace ethics and the globalized world will become a better world.

This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

* Note: This course cannot be used to satisfy Florida’s 4-PDH requirement in Florida Board Laws & Rules.



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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

AIA Members: You must take the courses listed under the category "AIA/CES Registered Courses" if you want us to report your Learning Units (LUs) to AIA/CES. If you take courses not registered with AIA/CES, you need to report the earned Learning Units (not qualified for HSW credits) using Self Report Form provided by AIA/CES.

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