Ethical Decision Making Workshop

21 March 2019 ,12:15 PM | Sydney
CFA Society Sydney | 1 CE

Date: Thursday 21 March, 2019
Where: Dimensional, Level 43, Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney
Time: 12.15pm for 12.30pm start till 1.45pm (lunch included)
Cost: $15 members and candidates and $30 non-members

For any enquiries, please contact Emma Phillips

Being able to work successfully with ambiguity is increasingly cited as a critical skill in modern workplaces. Ethical dilemmas are a form of work place ambiguity, readily generated by the competing priorities in finance and investment business. It is a common misconception that unethical action is an uncommon occurrence, performed by already bad people. On the contrary, ethical dilemmas are entirely commonplace occurrences,   and often result in perfectly good people deciding to do questionable things -  driven by psychological biases, social & organisational factors, and situational influences that can affect decision making and behaviour.
This case-based Ethical Decision Making  workshop broadly has 3 goals:
  1. Encourage participants to become more conscious about their thoughts & behaviours, so that they are more likely to notice, and act upon ethical issues before they become a problem.
  2. To recognise that ethical dilemmas are a normal & predictable part of most jobs.
  3. To discuss & practice approaches for dealing with ethical dilemmas.
*CFA Society Melbourne has determined that this program qualifies for 1 CE credit hour in the content areas of Standards, Ethics, and Regulations (SER), under the guidelines of the CFA Institute Continuing Education Program. If you are a CFA Institute member, use the member app to record your CE credit for your participation in this presentation.

Sonia Gandhi, CFA - Director- Ethics Education & Professional Standards at CFA Institute 

Sonia Gandhi, CFA is Director- Ethics Education & Professional Standards at CFA Institute. In her role, she leads the effort to develop, promote and deliver educational content for CFA Institute members and investment professionals in the area of ethics and professional standards.
Sonia has spent over 20 years in the Investment industry working with several global blue chip Investment Banks. As  Director -Institutional  Equities, she was responsible for Deutsche Bank's APAC client base. Previously, she has worked with JP Morgan, BNP Paribas and Jardine Fleming in various roles, responsible for equity sales, capital market transactions and global account management. Sonia has also served in various capacities as a volunteer with CFA Society India, most recently as a Director on the Board.
Sonia is extremely passionate about ethics education and has conducted workshops for investment banks, asset managers, professional bodies, regulators as well as finance students at numerous management institutes and universities across the globe. 


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