Throughout your research on the Committee for Dynamic Success, you and your fellow colleagues identified that one of the most important ways to establish an ethical workplace is through training during the onboarding process and on a continuous cycle. With this in mind, the President has asked your committee to create a basic presentation entitled, Ethics 101.
Your presentation should cover the following topics:
- Introduction: Why do you need Ethics training?
- Identify 5 current ethical issues: You will want to include the following information:
- Define the issue, including information on how it takes place, who are the usual perpetrators, where does it typically take place?
- How does the issue impact the business, the employees, the stakeholders, etc.?
- What recommendations would you make to resolve the unethical conduct?
- Define conflict and the causes of it in the workplace.
- How does unresolved/unaddressed conflict lead to unethical actions?
- Provide a basic roadmap/plan that any employee could follow if they encounter a conflict with an employee from within their department.
- 10 Rules for Ethical Conduct for Luxor Employees
- Conclusion: What should you do if you see unethical conduct?
Your presentation should be a minimum of 12 slides, including a title slide as well as a References slide containing APA citations for the information that you used throughout the presentation. You will need to include research in the body of the presentation by using in-text citations.
Feel free to be as creative as you want. Use photos, charts, or even embed videos, just make sure that you are clearly conveying your message on your slides, and that you cite your sources (including multimedia) according to APA style.
You will need to include accompanying “reader/presenter” notes in the notes section below each slide. These are the keynotes that describe, explain and teach what the slide is trying to convey. Please note that a PowerPoint is not generally wordy and paragraphs should not be included on a slide. The slide itself is used as a visual for the audience and the notes section, which would be read by the presenter, is where the substance comes in.
General PowerPoint Tips:
- Avoid fonts that are difficult to read.
- Use no font size smaller than 24 point.
- Use different colors, sizes, and styles (bold, underline) for impact.
- No more than 6-8 words per line.
- For bullet points, use the 6 x 6 Rule. One thought per line with no more than 6 words per line and no more than 6 lines per slide.
- Use dark text on a light background or light text on a dark background.
- To test the font, stand back six feet from the monitor and see if you can read the slide.
- Graphics and Design
- Keep the background consistent and subtle.
- Use only enough text when using charts or graphs to explain clearly label the graphic.
- Keep the design clean and uncluttered.
- Try to use the same style of graphics throughout the presentation. (e.g. cartoon, photographs)
- Limit the number of graphics on each slide.
- Limit the number of colors on a single screen.
- Bright colors make small objects and thin lines stand out. However, some vibrant colors are difficult to read when projected.
- Use no more than four colors on one chart.