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Being an Ethical Professional: The Benefits of an “Ethics In” and “Ethics Of” Analysis.

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Emory University


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Being an ethical professional tends to focus on the way one ought to act within a particular role or context. While this “ethics in” analysis is important, it does not cover more complex ethical challenges. For those challenges one needs to address the “ethics of” a profession - whether one should undertake a particular activity at all, based upon the very guiding principles of a field. Participants in this workshop will be guided through a process of ethical analysis and ethical decision-making designed to enable them to clarify the values at risk in fraught ethical situations of both kinds.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  • Develop a deeper awareness of the ethical issues within the practice of industrial and organizational psychology.
  • Increase the ability to identify ethically fraught situations.
  • Improve one’s ability to prepare and to conduct an appropriate ethical analysis.
  • Develop, plan, and apply a process for determining the optimal ethical action within a particular context and for framing the reasons for that action.

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for a general audience at a post-graduate level; no specific content knowledge is required.


Dr. Edward Queen directs the D. Abbott Turner Program in Ethics and Servant Leadership, recognized by the journal Character Clearinghouse as an exemplary program in character formation. Queen also co-directs Emory’s Institute for Human Rights and serves as Director of Pedagogy for the Emory Integrity Project. He received his B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College, his M.A. and Ph.D. from The Divinity School of The University of Chicago, and his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. He currently serves on the DeKalb County (Georgia) Ethics Commission. Specializing in leadership development, professional and applied ethics, religious and ethnic conflict, and civil society, Dr. Queen has advised numerous organizations on leadership and ethical issues including MailChimp, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Belk, AECOM, Ethisphere, CertusHoldings, Coca Cola, USAID, the Southeastern Council of Foundations, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. He is a frequently called on by the media to comment on ethical issues in government, nonprofits, law, and business. Dr. Queen has authored and edited numerous books, including Serving Those In Need: A Handbook for Managing Faith-Based Human Service Organizations, Philanthropy in the World's Traditions, and The Encyclopedia of American Religious History. In 2012 Dr. Queen received the Laura Jones Hardman Award for Excellence in Service to the Emory Community, given to those who serve “as role-models to students and others by offering an unselfish, time-consuming, and appreciable service to the university community.” Emory University’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter has recognized him as a professor "who has encouraged and helped students to excel, and who exemplifies intellectual rigor and enthusiasm for scholarly pursuits."

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