68 Diverse Uses of Colero’s Ethics Framework

Even though these applications of the ethics framework are listed in one or more of nine categories on this site’s Home page, some readers might like to see or search a consolidated chronological report on a single page.

(1997 Canada) EFAP (Employee & Family Assistance Programs) Awareness ‘97 Conference: The ethics principles Framework is used by the author as general guidance and the underlying premise to discuss contrasting layoff scenarios

(1997–2005 Canada) The author uses the Framework as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, as the basis for his “Ethics and Corporate Integrity” lectures, workshops and seminars for executives and MBA students

(1998 Canada) Association for Co-operative Education, Annual Conference: The principles Framework is used by conference participants to help recognize ethical issues in their workplace, along with tools to think through dilemmas, make ethical decisions, and foster ethics in their organizations

(1998 – South Africa) First user request ever, and the only request by telephone. University of Cape Town: The Framework is used with permission by a professor to “deliver ethics instruction” for Engineering students

(1998 & 2004 – Czech Republic): Two American professors use the ethics principles Framework to conduct seminars for Czech business people and Economics students

(1999 USA) Idaho Atheists, Boise, Idaho: The Framework article is included in a Handbook on Atheism, in the chapter on “Secular Ethics”

(1999 USA) Richard Stockton College of New Jersey: The Framework article is used as the basis for a class on Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Business

(2000 USA) American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY: The full Framework article is reprinted in Issues in Global Education, a publication to help teachers, college instructors, and public and private school curriculum specialists to understand ethics and globalization in the classroom.

(2000 Worldwide) The ethics principles Framework is used as the conceptual basis for online interactive training modules and a series of facilitated seminars on Ethics for AMEC Foster Wheeler, a multinational company of 18,000 employees with projects worldwide.

(2000 USA) Faculty Center at Brigham Young University, Utah: The Framework article is published as a guide in a handbook for teaching assistants

(2001 USSR) Moscow State Pedagogical University: The Framework article is used (with permission) as part of a course in “Values and Beliefs” for future English teachers, and in a related course book

(2001 USA) Regional Hospital, Vermont: The Framework article is offered by a medical librarian to caregivers looking for help with typical dilemmas of patient/family relationships – to help answer difficult questions like, “Is honesty an absolute in delivering a diagnosis/prognosis to a terminally ill patient?”

(2001 USA) Minnesota State University Graduate Studies, USA: The Professional Ethics principles are used in a “Communications and Ethics” presentation to educators

(2002 United Nations) The Framework article link and excerpts are included in a UN-HABITAT book “Developing and Managing Professional Codes of Ethics: Resource Guide for Professional Associations Contributing to Good Local Governance”

(2002 Turkey) Sabancy University, Istanbul: The entire UBC ethics framework article is reproduced (with permission) in a textbook called “Beyond Boundaries” for students studying English

(2002 USA) Oklahoma State University, Tulsa: The Framework article is used as the basis for discussion in a Humanities seminar on business ethics

(2002 USA) Phoenix College, Arizona: The Framework article is incorporated into course material and a textbook for “Critical and Evaluative Reading and Writing in a Global Society”

(2002 United Kingdom) Salford University, Manchester: The Framework article is used to frame curriculum development for a module on Ethics for business students

(2002 USA) St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa: The Framework article is distributed to MBA students as part of a course on “Ethical Issues in Marketing”

(2002 USA) University of Phoenix, Arizona: The Framework is used in a law degree capstone course

(2002 USA) Adult Probation Department of the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County: The full UBC Framework article is distributed as a handout to support an ethics training session for 50 people at a cultural symposium

(2002 USA) Atlanta Women in International Trade: The Framework is used in an attorney’s speech on business ethics

(2003, Kenya) United States International University: The Framework is used as a basis for research into declining ethical standards in Kenya

(2003 USA) Ethics Committee of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors: The Framework’s categories of Personal and Professional principles is considered in a “rework” of the association’s Code of Ethics from a deontological approach to a principles-based approach in order to make it more specific and applicable to accrediting organizations

(2003 Canada) The Framework is used again at the UBC Sauder School of Business as the ethics portion of their “Fachhochschule Liechtenstein International Program” for Liechtenstein executives: “Ethics and Corporate Integrity: Exploring ways to inspire ethics in others”

(2003 International) A link to the full Framework article and a summary of its contents are included as one of two “Articles about Ethics” offered by private educator Cengage Unlimited (South-Western Learning/Thomson Publishing) on a page of references related to “Managerial Ethics and Corporate Responsibility”

(2003 USA) Lansing and Jackson Community Colleges (Michigan), and Daeman College (New York): The Framework is incorporated into undergraduate courses on managerial ethics and managerial decision making

(2003 Canada) Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario: The Framework article is used to support an Ethics course for Telecommunications Technologists

(2004 Canada) Regional Health Authority, Central Manitoba: The Framework article is reprinted by an Ethics Working Group to start developing an “ethics consultation process [to] sort through personal and professional principles in our day-to-day practice in health care.” (Request for permission received from a Program Leader, Mental Health & Palliative Care)

(2004 USA) Chicano Federation of San Diego County, California: The Framework is presented and lauded at a seminar on “Ethics and Leadership Challenges” by a Senior Attorney and a Superior Court Judge

(2004 USA) University of Arkansas Medical Sciences: The Framework article is incorporated into a Residency program seminar for doctors, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and related healthcare workers.

(2004-2007 Canada) Citizenship & Immigration Canada, BC/Yukon Region: The Framework is used as the conceptual basis for six one-day seminars on “Values & Ethics at CIC” and three two-day pilot programs for managers and executives called “Leading the Public Service Values & Ethics Initiative at CIC”

(2005 USA) Saint Mary’s College of California: The full Framework article is included in a standardized syllabus for a course entitled Managing in a Multicultural Environment, and tested in class with 200 adult students who were asked if there was any need to add, delete or clarify any of The Framework principles. When asking the author’s permission, the professor wrote, “I would be very surprised if our adults students did not add to the list.” However, no suggestions were received!

(2005 USA) Massachusetts: The Framework is used to introduce the concept of ethics and morality as part of Catholic Confirmation training

(2005 USA) The Framework is incorporated into a chapter on professionalism in a textbook for polysomnographic technologists, California

(2005 USA) St. Louis Community College, Missouri: The Framework is used in an ‘Interactive Ethics Workshop’ for engineering students

(2005 USA) Society of Research Administrators International, Virginia: The Framework is incorporated into a presentation on “Ethics vs Law”

(2005/2006 United Kingdom) All of the Framework principles are used verbatim as the foundational principles of a Code of Ethics for the Board of Directors of The Children’s Rehabilitation Centre of Essex County

(2006 Canada) The Framework is used as the foundational model for adjunct teaching of an “Ethics in Wealth Management and the Financial Services Sector” MBA course at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie [graduate] School of Business

(2006 USA) Concordia (Lutheran) University at Austin, Texas: The Framework is used to help Masters students in Education create codes of ethics for the course “Ethics and the Teacher in Society”

(2006 Senegal) Suffolk University, Dakar: The Framework article is distributed to undergraduates studying international business ethics

(2006 USA) University of Kansas Medical Center: The Framework article is included in class materials for the School of Nursing’s course “History and Philosophy of Nursing”

(2006 USA) Concordia (Lutheran) University at Austin, Texas: The Framework is used to help Masters students in Education create codes of ethics for the course “Ethics and the Teacher in Society”

(2006 Australia) Department of Education, Tasmania: The Framework article is used to deliver ‘values education’ for primary and secondary school teachers

(2007 USA) The Center for American and International Law, Piano, Texas: The Framework article is distributed to 80+ lawyers and judges from 31 countries to stimulate discussion of professional ethics, with an ultimate goal to “identify, if possible, general standards for legal ethics that cross national borders”

(2007 Malaysia) The Framework article is used (with permission) to “create awareness about ethics amongst college-level business students” in a “multi-racial and multi-religious society”

(2007 Canada) Cornwall Community Hospital, Ontario: The Framework is used by an Ethics Committee and a cross-functional employee task force to develop a code of ethics and hospital ethics program

(2007 Canada) Hay River Health & Social Services Authority, Northwest Territories: The Framework is used by an ethics committee to agree on a common language for ethics as a resource for healthcare and social services practitioners

(2007 Canada) Cornerstone Health Education Centre, Kelowna, BC: The Framework is used in course curriculum on “application of ethics as a caregiver” in a Health Care Attendant Program (care aides in residential and home care)

(2007 USA) University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing: The Framework article is assigned as reading and incorporated into lectures for an undergraduate course

(2008 Canada) Office of the Ethics Advisor, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa: The Framework is used as a teaching tool and background reading in a course to provide managers with “guidance/information/direction on how to apply principles of ethics, personal and professional, in their decision making.”

(2008 USA) Colorado Department of Human Services, Eligibility & Program Integrity Section: The Framework is used in a workshop to assist Human Services workers to understand “…the difference between personal and professional ethics when assisting families who apply for, or are receiving public assistance, and to introduce the new Colorado Works Code of Ethics.”

(2008 Canada) Presentation, Case Study and Workbook on “Organizational Misbehaviour: How to Foster Ethics in Your Organization” for the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association

(2009 Australia) Curtin University Business School, Perth: The Framework article is used in the curriculum to teach ethics to “about 500” undergraduate Accounting students

(2009 USA) East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, E. Springfield, Ohio: The Framework article is used in a seminar, to guide dialogue with “various organizations and decision makers” [of] “extensive faith diversity”… “seeking to develop opportunities for civil discourse in improving education in the state of Ohio.”

(2009/2013/2018 USA) Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy: The Framework principles’ first two category lists are used as the basis for a presentation on ethics for U.S. Special Operations Forces. The Instructor / Course Developer wrote [sic] “The Universal Principles of Ethics is a great way to frame further discussions and examinations on the subject of Ethical Decision Making.” Four years later, The Framework’s principles are used again by the Academy “…as they resonate perfectly across cultures and service lines” in a presentation component for new courseware, later developed into an Articulate StoryLine 360 interactive multimedia training video. As of the most recent update in 2018, The Framework continued to be used to educate enlisted special operators in Army Special Forces and Rangers, Navy SEALs and Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen, Air Force Special Operations and Marine Special Operations. [Please note that the Framework author is a lifelong pacifist.]

(2010 Turkey) Commercial Law Division, Akdeniz University, Antalya: The Framework is used to draft “The Ethical Principles and Rules of Akdeniz University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences”

(2010 Canada) Engineers & Geoscientists of New Brunswick: The full Framework article is used as a reference document to revise the association’s Code of Ethics and make it more globally applicable

(2010 USA) The Registry, Wisconsin: The Framework article is incorporated into a new curriculum for the Wisconsin State government to train approved consultants in how to rate early childhood programs (day care centres) and support a continuous quality improvement process.

(2011 Malaysia) Sarjana, a publication of the University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: The Framework article is referenced and paraphrased to support arguments in the article “Towards a Code of Ethics in Music: Issues in Education, Music Business and Industrial Practice”

(2011 USA) Hutchinson Community College, Kansas: The Framework article is used to explore students’ value systems and personal ethics, and how it can influence their decision making (part of an Ecology course)

(2011 Canada) Conference Board of Canada: The Framework article is used as reference material for ‘The Better Workplace Conference’

(2012 USA) Orange County Community Corrections Division, Florida: The Framework article is used “as the basis for an internal training session on ethics”

(2012 USA) Sancta Sophia Seminary, Tampa, Florida: The Framework article is used for a course on “Personal and Professional Ethics” for Masters of Divinity students

(2012 & 2018 The Philippines) Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX): The complete UBC article is published in hard copy as the “theoretical background” to unify a book of 12 ethics case studies in “Finance & Criminology” primarily for business and business schools. The updated ethics framework article is republished in a hardcover 2018 version of the book entitled “Ethics: Black, White (or Gray)?” containing 50 new case studies from both government and the private sector.

(2014 USA) Lawyer J. Michael Slocum, Esquire, Springfield, Virginia: The Framework is used in its entirety in a presentation on “Ethics, Law and Regulatory Affairs: Comparisons and Contrasts”

(2019 Canada) West Country Family Service Association, Clearwater County, Alberta: The Framework and supporting materials are used by a small non-profit community organization providing healthcare services to seniors

(2020 The Philippines) College of Allied Medical Professions, University of the Philippines, Manila: The Framework is used to teach “Ethics for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Pathology” and as a basis for a discussion on ethical principles

For a presentation of these examples by type of use, please see the Home Page.