October 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM
October 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Free STC Member-Only CAC Webinar: Why Ethics?: Interpreting “Ethics” and What STC’s Ethical Principles (Can) Do
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. The 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do education events take place?
Webinars are held every Wednesday afternoon from 2-3 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5).
A majority of online courses are held Tuesdays-Thursdays between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5), as to not conflict with webinar times.
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To participate in a webinar and an online course, you must be able to access GoTo Webinar, STC’s online meeting space. GoTo Webinar is a standard web seminar tool (no separate download required) and all you need is a reliable Internet connection and phone line, or a computer with VoIP capabilities.
I registered for an online course, what are my next steps?
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I registered for a webinar, but will be unable to attend. Will a recording be available?
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I registered for a webinar and/or an online course, but cannot attend at that time. Will I receive a refund?
If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar and/or an online course, the cost is transferable to a future event, but is not refundable. Online registration closes one-two business days before the education event begins.
I want to take a specific course that isn't listed online. Will it be offered in the future?
STC rotates its courses every year as we try to offer the most popular ones within the first half of the year. Online courses are subject to change or are offered more than once per quarter. If a course is not listed, STC will offer it again in the following year.
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