Join us for the: “What Is Ethics” webinar with Derek Ross.
Friday, October 20, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT).
About the Webinar
When we talk about ethics, we often do so in a very general sense. “Do the right thing,” seems to be a general perception of what it means to be ethical and, as a result, any meaningful discussion of personal or corporate ethics often seems stagnant. If we all just did the right thing, we wouldn’t have personnel issues, arguments over corporate rights, concerns over privacy issues, or any other problems-unless, of course, we all have a different sense of what is right.
As members of the Society for Technical Communication, we operate under a set of six ethical principles. This webinar explains how those six principles; legality, honesty, confidentiality, quality, fairness, and professionalism, work against the larger backdrop of ethical theory. This webinar teaches the fundamental components of ethical decision making, and introduces different types of ethical theories. We conclude by looking at how we can operationalize the STC’s ethical principles, and how our organizational ethics can be of professional use in our workplaces.
About the Audience
This webinar is open to all STC members and nonmembers.
About the Speaker
Derek G. Ross, PhD, Auburn University Department of English, Master of Technical and Professional Communication Program. He teaches, or has taught, classes in technical writing, document design, editing, writing public policy, and environment-related rhetoric, among others. His current research interests include document design in technical and professional communication, perceptions of environment-related rhetoric audience analysis, and student understanding of research and research methodologies.
Currently, he is the Ethics columnist/editor at Intercom Magazine. His column features ethics scenarios and issues that may affect technical communicators in the many aspects of their jobs.
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