Character-Based Professional Ethics
WEBINAR – 1.0 Ethics PDHs
Presented by Chad Weinstein, PhD
Ethics is more than just following the rules; professionalism also depends on character traits such as wisdom and courage. This session will consider how professional engineers can use their experiences to develop and apply these traits to achieve the best possible outcomes: decisions that are technically and fiscally sound, and strong working relationships with all stakeholders.
Participants in this webinar will learn:
- The interrelationships between moral motivation, moral clarity, and moral courage in professional and personal development.
- Ways to identify and mitigate common ethical pitfalls that can otherwise lead good engineers to make poor choices.
- A three-step process to build and maintain moral courage, the capacity to make tough choices and have difficult conversations as a professional.
Charles A. “Chad” Weinstein is president of Ethical Leaders in Action, Inc., and author of Thinking Aloud: Reflections on Ethical Leadership. Ethical Leaders in Action (ELA) provides leadership development, ethics education, and strategic consulting services to industries ranging from construction and engineering to medical devices and insurance. He also works extensively with law enforcement, fire and EMS, and health care leaders. Weinstein’s approach to ethics is positive, focused not on avoiding wrongdoing, but on helping leaders at all levels of an agency to work together in pursuit of mission and excellence.
Weinstein has been an educator, consultant and manager for more than thirty years.Prior to his work in ethical leadership development, Weinstein led teams and organizations in market and technology consulting, most recently as Vice President of Client Services for Guideline, Inc. He has served clients in a wide variety of industries, ranging from consumer products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals to heavy equipment manufacturing, mining and petroleum extraction. Weinstein is also a community faculty member of the Metropolitan State University School of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, and has been an adjunct faculty member of the Carlson School of Management. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in ethics (philosophy) from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin.
Chad has previously developed ethics programs for Engineering Alliance Minnesota. We look forward to welcoming him back for the 2021-2022 continuing education season.
To the best of our knowledge, this program meets the requirements for continuing education as outlined by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design.