Education and training enhancements
During the past year, Deloitte Global Ethics launched a new, highly interactive classroom-based ethics training program, suitable for all levels and roles. Sessions focus on discussing dilemmas and stressing the importance of consultation to reach solutions that align with Deloitte’s values and principles. The program was rolled out to member firms and to more than 2,000 DTTL professionals.
Deloitte Global Ethics also expanded training opportunities for new managers across the network—a key staff group with important ethical responsibilities for their teams—by creating a modular, e-learning version of their live, new-manager ethics program. This option, which focuses on decision-making skills and being an ethical leader and role model, provides a flexible alternative for the busy and often-traveling manager group.
Deloitte Global Ethics continues to work with learning teams throughout Deloitte to incorporate similar exercises into new-hire orientation, manager training, and other business-focused programs.
For example, during FY2015, Deloitte Global Ethics collaborated with the Deloitte Global Audit Learning team to embed ethics messaging into the “soft skills” and team management elements of the Audit New Manager Transition Experience program. This will include discussion and debrief points in facilitator and coach guides and prework, an additional dilemma for discussion, and enhanced messaging around ethics and integrity. The focus is on enhancing new managers’ understanding of their position as role models and the importance of consultation, as well as developing their ethical risk sensitivity, helping them recognize potential issues.
Deloitte Global Ethics also continued to integrate ethics across the Deloitte University curriculum so that ethics is not treated as a standalone topic, but instead, is part of the conversation across many disciplines. To this end, the network is proactively engaging with other risk areas, such as confidentiality, privacy, and information security, to present a holistic approach to training and awareness across the risk spectrum, with a focus on the importance of speaking up, consultation, and ethical decision making.