Making better ethical decisions.

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SIOPSA Pretoria Regional Branch invites you to an opportunity to learn and network with fellow Professionals at our next exciting event: 

Making better ethical decisions: How to apply the ‘Five Tenets’ of ethical decision-making to real-life ethics case studies.

The South African ethical climate has more often than not been influenced by larger-scale political ethical agendas. The professional landscape of industrial psychology focuses on ethical dilemmas and problems within its scope, sometimes with the consequence that larger scale ethical considerations are pushed aside for later or worse yet ignored entirely. This ethics session will focus on how to make better ethical decisions and resolve ethical dilemmas while looking closely at some public ethics scandals including the KPMG ethics breaches encountered in 2017/2018 and will provide a new ethics decision-making framework that will assist professionals to make better ethical decisions within organisations. Additionally, we will also investigate the common challenges/pitfalls professionals may encounter and how these can lead to unethical decisions or courses of action.

Delegates will be provided with real-world ethics case studies and will be asked to solve them based on the decision-making frameworks presented. Through this application process, delegates will be provided with an awareness of extrinsic forces that may override ethical decision-making in order to inoculate them against their influence.

Date: 6 November 2018

Venue:  5 Darlington Road, Pretoria‎ Casa Toscana

Facilitator: Dr Paul Vorster

Dr Paul Vorster earned a doctorate of philosophy degree in industrial/organisational psychology at the University of Johannesburg in 2016. He has specialised in psychometric assessment and research and has worked in areas of applied research, psychometrics, test-development, safety, employee selection, and assessment. From 2011-2015 Paul worked at JvR Psychometrics where he focused on applied organisational research, test construction and psychometric assessment. In completing his PhD at the University of Johannesburg in 2016, Paul affirmed his repertoire in computer adaptive testing of personality under the tutelage of Prof. G. P. de Bruin. In 2016 Paul joined The Ethics Institute as an internal research specialist focusing on quantitative research design, survey construction, and behavioural precursors to ethical and unethical behaviour.

Paul has numerous areas of interest and can be found to dabble in all of these at different points in time. More often than not, these interests involve quantitative research, statistical analysis, computer adaptive testing, personality psychology, item response theory, behavioural aspects of moral reasoning and conduct, and applied research. Paul also holds a strong interest in the areas of leadership profiling and selection and often gives advice to organisations on leader selection and development. He currently holds an academic affiliation with the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management at the Johannesburg Business School and is a member of the International Test Commission (ITC) as well as a founding member of the World Congress of Personality. In 2016 Paul was presented with the Johann Schepers Award for outstanding and pioneering work in the field of psychometrics.

WHY should you attend?

As I/O psychologist, intern, student, or HC Practitioner this presentation will provide you with insight into:

  • What is an ethical dilemma versus an ethical problem
  • Context around public ethics scandals within the South African climate
  • Common decision-making frameworks as well as a new framework to deal with ethical decisions
  • Common challenges/pitfalls professionals may encounter
  • Awareness of the greater ethical forces influencing ethical decision-making

CPD 3 Level 1

17:30 – 18:00pm Registration
18:00 – 19:30pm Presentation (Part 1)
19:30 – 19:45pm Short Break (Refreshments)

*Specific Dietary requirements to be communicated to SIOPSA PTA

19:45 – 21:00pm Presentation Part 2 and Q&A
Cost To cover costs we need to charge a nominal fee
SIOPSA   members R207.00
Non-SIOPSA members R341.00
SIOPSA Students R118.00
Emerging psychologists R145.00
Late bookings 10% late booking fee.
Space is limited so please secure your place before the 1 November 2018


You do not need to be a member of SIOPSA to register for this workshop. Attend as a GUEST, or even better, why don’t you sign up for membership

Event Details

Start date: November 06, 2018

End date: November 06, 2018

Start time: 17:30 p.m.

End time: 21:00 p.m.