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Values and Ethics (VE)

  • Jan 11, 2024

  • May 22, 2024

  • Oct 9, 2024


ARC Hotel, 140 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON


$900 + HST

COURSE SUMMARY The Values and Ethics course is one of the essential courses that has been designed for those pursuing Security Certification under the Infrastructure Resilience Research Group, (IRRG) Office of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University.

The Values and Ethics course provides participants with an overview of the:

  • Constitutional basis for the role of public servants;

  • Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service, including the principles of respect for democracy, respect for people, integrity, stewardship, and excellence;

  • Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code, including practical examples of real, apparent and potential conflicts of interest;

  • Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act and the framework for disclosure of wrongdoing and protection against reprisals;

  • Roles of Ethics Commissioner; the Public Service Integrity Commissioner;

  • Duty of loyalty; and

  • Principles governing political activities of public servants.

At the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • Understand the principles of public service impartiality and objectivity;

  • Apply key concepts of the Values and Ethics Code;

  • Understand the process for and protections related to disclosure of wrongdoing in the public service;

  • Identify real, potential and apparent conflicts of interest and know how to avoid and disclose potential issues, potential solutions for public servants under the Conflict of Interest and Post Employment Code.

Who should attend:

This course is designed for security practitioners and employees in the public sector seeking a grounding in the values and ethics framework applicable in the public sector; and to supervisors seeking to understand their obligations under this framework.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Joanne Kellerman, General Counsel (Rtd), Department of Justice 

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