Building an Ethical Organization Part One
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The new human service organization, Women’s Retreat for Victims of Domestic Violence, is a safe place for women to come and grow into a more positive person. The program is available to any woman who has been a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault. The women’s retreat is a nonprofit organization that offers services through education classes, counseling, and self-defense classes. The organization strives to challenge society to gain the knowledge and effects of domestic violence. The organization provides counseling services to help victims gain self-esteem and recover from the abuse. Self-defense classes will allow victims tool to protect themselves. Group discussion will allow victims to speak about the incidents with other victims who have experienced the same type of abuse. Public education programs aim the community with knowledge to handle a domestic violence situation if and when it occur in a home. The community must know that someone is aware of the violence going on, and it will not be tolerated. The organization supports the ethical system by abiding by the law and imposing moral values and beliefs within the organization. The organization reassures its stakeholders that the organization lives up to society’s standard of ethics for a nonprofit agency. Leaders behave ethically by doing and making the right decisions. Observing a leader you want to lead by example indicates the leader is abiding by the ethical leadership others expect. Ethical leaders make ethical decisions visible so others are confident the leader’s decisions are moral and ethical. Ethical leaders not only lead by example, they also encourage and expect others to practice ethical conduct. A leader can implement this by asking others how he or she arrived at a conclusion. How one realizes the conclusion is just as important as arriving at the conclusion. Meetings...
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