Ethics Essentials in the Municipal Sector
By Tim Duhamel, Stephanie Porter
A 2-part ethics webinar series that provides a comprehensive review and understanding of ethics in the municipal world.
- Ethics defined and how it affects our everyday work and behaviors
- Personal, cultural and organizational ethics
- The seven scholastic principles of ethics
- Ethics vs. Values vs. Morals
- Ethics and policy – code of conduct and other policies and rules
- Ethics and leadership
- Ethics and the law
- Municipal Legislation
- Ethics and your team – foster an environment of ethical behavior
- Ethics in the Municipal Workplace – examples of ethical challenges for municipalities
PD Credits: 4
Category: Best Practices
Updated: Oct 9, 2019
Updated: Oct 10, 2019
About the Author
Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of
He is a municipal veteran whose career has spanned over 21 years.
His passion is creating educational material and conducting lectures for municipal professionals. He has lectured as far away as Kiev, Ukraine for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
About the Author
Stephanie Porter is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and
external auditor with Metrix Group LLP.
She has a passion for education and is a course developer and instructor for the University of Alberta in addition to her work at Bloom.
She is the lead Associate of curriculum development and instruction for Bloom’s reporting and audit stream.
Day 1 – The basic understanding of ethics, the role of ethics in the municipal workplace, and how it affects our everyday work and behaviors. The three streams of ethics, ethics vs. values vs. morals, ethics and policy (code of conduct).
Day 2 – How ethics play a role in leadership, ethics and the law, municipal legislation, ethics and your team, and ethics in the Municipal Workplace – with examples of ethical challenges for municipalities to overcome.
The meaning of ethics and how it affects our everyday work and behaviors
The three streams of ethics and how each has a role in the Municipal workplace
The seven scholastic principles of ethics
Learn the “Gray” concept of ethical and moral behaviors
Code of conduct and other municipal workplace policies and rules
Learn how leaders can lead by example and create a workplace culture that fosters ethical behavior
Develop ethical corporate practices and policy to ensure adherence to the law to avoid legal situations
Understand the link between provincial legislation and ethics for elected officials
Foster an environment of ethical behavior developing a culture of positive behaviors