Ethical Leadership and Public Accountability Short Course

This GSDPP short course is designed to help participants better understand and enact their ethical responsibilities. It is open for public enrolment and runs over four days of tuition.

The course assumes that the public service and government administration are necessarily complex, dynamic and contested realms where there are no easy answers to ethical questions, where responses are always context-specific and where practitioners have to accept the nuance involved in trying to do good in the "grey zone."

Who should attend?

The course will be of value to executives, managers and professionals working in public service, state-owned enterprises, the non-profit sector and private sector organisations who have to grapple with difficult ethical issues.


Key Take-Outs

  • Enabling guidelines for acting with integrity and moral courage in private and public life
  • Exploring how to make ethically responsible choices when faced with complex moral decisions
  • Discovering how to put in place policies and practises that promote open governance and organisational accountability
  • Grappling with sample global ethical challenges such as climate change and inequality


Course Convenors:

Dr Marianne Camerer, Advocate Vusi Pikoli and Mr David Schmidt


The course will initially run 28 June - 1 July and will be repeated 3 - 6 October.  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 08:30 to Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 13:00

The Cape Milner Hotel

Contact Information: 

For more information on detailed course breakdown see our newspage. To express interest or reserve a place, contact Wendy Hendricks on 021 650 5669.