Online Ethics Courses

Delivered Through Your Learning Management System

Kevin's popular "Solving the Ethics Enigma" program is available as a two-hour online course as a cost-effective way for organizations to complement and supplement their regular ethics training programs.  As a component of Kevin's practical E.T.H.I.C.S. Toolkit, this online course can help all levels of the organization adhere to ethical principles and limit their legal liability.  The course is available in two variations; one for all levels of employees and another designed specifically for leaders. Kevin uses his emotional story to exemplify how E.T.H.I.C.S. traps can have life-altering and, many times, criminal results.

The online courses are enterprise ready on the Knowledgelink platform allowing delivery of course links for embedding on the client organization's Learning Management System (LMS) or using Knowledgelink's online portal which is single sign-on compatible.  Each portal is branded with the client's logo and customized to the client's requirements.  Full administrative rights and reporting capability are available to the client at an extra cost.

Kevin's E.T.H.I.C.S. Toolkit provides ethics awareness and training and are appropriate for the employees and members of corporations, associations, and nonprofits.  Please contact us for pricing.  A sample of the course outline and video are below.

Here’s the 8-part OUTLINE and exactly what participants will get each week:


Module 1: Introduction

  • Welcome/Why You Should Care About Ethics, A Personal Story
  • Understanding the Personal Characteristics and Circumstances Leading to Unethical Behavior
  • Rules-based vs. Values-based ethical reasoning
  • Unethical Acts May Also Be Illegal Acts
  • What are the Common Areas of Risk in Your Industry
  • Ethics as an Enigma, and Why We Need a Secret Code to Crack the Ethical Enigma
  • 2

    Module 2: Exaggerated Ego

  • How and Why Our Ego Deceives Us
  • Examples of the Ego Creating Unethical Behavior
  • The Ego and Sexual Harassment
  • Identifying Ego Issues in the Workplace
  • 3

    Module 3: Temptation and Opportunity

  • When Does Temptation Exist and Who is Susceptible to Temptation
  • Temptation and Insider Trading
  • Beware of Being Lured into the Temptation of Others
  • Examples of Temptation Creating Unethical Behavior
  • Trusting Your Gut as an Anecdote of Temptation
  • 4

    Module 4: Hijacked by Outside Pressures

  • How Outside Pressures Can Influence Our Decisions
  • Why Workplace Pressures are so Dangerous
  • Examples of Outside Pressures Creating Unethical Behavior
  • 5

    Module 5: Integrity Failures (especially with Leadership)

  • Why Unethical Leadership Creates Problems Through-out the Corporate Culture
  • What is Ethical Leadership
  • Uber (old management) as an Example of Leadership Integrity Failure
  • Theranos as an Example of Leadership Integrity Failure
  • 6

    Module 6: Consequences Not Considered and Communication Missed

  • The Reasons Why People Don’t Consider the Consequences of Their Decisions
  • A Personal Example of Not Considering the Consequences
  • Common Charges Against White-Collar Offenders
  • Examples from the Real World
  • Conspiracy as a Common Trap
  • 7

    Module 7:  Slippery Thinking

  • What is Slippery Thinking
  • A Personal Example of Slippery Thinking
  • Ethical reasoning skills as an anecdote to Slippery Thinking
  • Adelphia as an Example of Slippery Thinking
  • Admissions Scandal as an Example of Slippery Thinking
  • 8

    Module 8: Conclusion

  • Enigma Code Solved!
  • How All Aspects of the Code Work Together
  • Your Responsibility to create an Ethical Work Environment
  • Your Options When Encountering Unethical or Illegal Behavior
  • Work in Peace, Live in Peace
  • Committed to your success…

    I am committed to making it possible for your employees to build, engage, and retain high levels of ethical reasoning skills to ensure their success at your company.

    This program is designed for the busiest people that “don’t have time” for new systems and those who learned dubious ethical values earlier in their career.

    Imagine what your life and company will look like…

    Once your employees are properly equipped to effectively address ethical issues on the fly…

    Meet Your Ethics Trainer

    J. Kevin Foster, CEO/Founder

    Mr. Foster founded Business Ethics Advisors, LLC to fulfill his passion for bringing ethics to the personal level to companies across America. He currently speaks and conducts workshops on ethics and compliance issues. Mr. Foster’s own experience in ignoring ethical traps lead to 37 months in a federal prison. He vowed that no one should have the same experience. Mr. Foster brings real-life stories to his presentations so that all participants understand how easy it is to fall into ethical traps and how to avoid them.

    Mr. Foster graduated summa cum laude from Spring Hill College of Mobile, Alabama in May 1978 with a Bachelor of Science-Commerce with a double-major in accounting and history. He is a former member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan and Texas State Societies of Certified Public Accountants.

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    Here’s what people are saying about Kevin Foster

    Kevin succinctly captures how and why business executives fall into ethical traps.

    Kevin Foster’s presentation on Business Ethics and Compliance is the most original and effective I have seen my career as a general counsel and law firm partner. Kevin succinctly captures how and why business executives fall into ethical traps. Understanding such traps is essential to avoiding serious ethical and legal issues, and Kevin’s presentation should be part of every ethics/compliance program.

    Charles Morgan

    Charles R. Morgan

    Attorney | The Morgan Group

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