Ethics Workshop

Workshop facilitator : Gale Prawda, Ph.D.

 

In an age of relativism and multiculturalism traditional values have been put into question.  We’ve started the millennium with a profound search for values, as previous cultural cues no longer seem to apply in this rapid changing global economy. Today we’re living in a world where information and technology are at our fingertips and we’re constantly being requested to take positions in various conflicts.  However, oftentimes we don’t really know if we’ve really made the right decisions, made the right choices…What guidelines can we use to help us resolve conflicts and re-think values appropriate to the dilemma in question?  The medical profession has a de-ontological position to preserve and conserve human life and now with the new wave of “euthanasia», this moral basis is questioned. Ethical issues are everywhere; in fact life itself is composed of ethical dilemmas. 

 

What is an Ethics workshop?  It’s an introduction to the ethical systems currently used to address moral dilemmas, conflicts of interest and crisis in values, occurring in everyday life.  Theories such as utilitarianism advocating that we should act in a way to maximize the most happiness, whereas the de-ontological approach emphasizes behavior to abide by certain moral rules and Kantian ethics which links acts to responsibility.  

 

What are the aims of an ethics workshop? After becoming familiar with the different ethical theories and applying them to various moral dilemmas, you will be able to assess each ethical system in order to use them for your own specific conflicts.  You will obtain the tools and skills necessary to evaluate various ethical issues that confront you in everyday life.  This practical workshop in ethics will give you a theoretical foundation both for personal growth and professional development.  Some of these systems of ethical evaluation can be applied to the workplace in areas of conflict of interests or dilemma crisis.  Taking into account the ethical dimension can enhance decision-making.

 

Who can participate?  The workshop is open to everyone. No prior knowledge of philosophy is necessary.

 

Program/Dates: Ethics Workshop, Saturday, October 23  from 10:00 – 17:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Cost for each workshop : 125 euros (100 euros members, students, ) , which includes lunch and tea/coffee

 

Place : chez Prawda  26, rue de l’Avenir, 92170 Vanves (see behind for directions)

 

Bio :     Certified philosophy practitioner, SCP, U.K.

n     Founder café philo in English : Paris, London

n     Socratic Dialogue Facilitator, Oxford, U.K.

n     Business Ethics Consultant & lecturer on Cross-cultural management, communication

n     Adjunct member APPA,U.S.A., member Ecole Française de Daseinanalyze

 

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