Non-supervisory Role

Introduction
Responses from the 2013 Values and Culture Survey and recent F&B Focus Groups indicated that in order to improve our workplace culture, everyone needs to have the same foundational understanding of the key issues involved.  Thus we are developing two online learning modules that share important information on how we define and support an ethical culture at Penn State.
 
By spring 2017, all F&B employees will have access to these online modules.  Once everyone has completed these modules, F&B will begin a round of discussions within the organization to help us apply what we’ve learned to continue focusing on solutions that  improve our workplace culture.
 
Ethical Awareness eModule - 1hr

Audience: Support staff, non-managers, administrative assistants, and Technical Service employees

Training Dates: April 2017 to August 2017

This module will introduce Penn State's ethical standards and the reporting process. This module will:

  • Share Penn State's ethical expectations outlined in the Penn State Values and key ethics policies.
  • Explain the process for reporting misconduct and what to expect after a report is made.
  • Define retaliation 
  • Present an ethical decision-making model 
  • Review resources available to all Penn State employees on these and related issues
 
Workplace Ethics and Supervision eModule - 1hr
Audience: Support staff, non-managers, administrative assistants, and Technical Service employees
Training Dates: Fall 2017
 
This module will explore the role of a supervisor in supporting Penn State's ethical culture in the workplace.  It is important that all F&B employees, regardless of their position, understand the pivotal role a supervisor plays in fostering an ethical workplace. This module will:
 
  • Review key elements of the current workplace culture at Penn State
  • Identify characteristics and behaviors of ethical supervisors
  • Explain how supervisors should respond to reports of misconduct
  • Discuss fear of retaliation from the perspective of direct reports and how supervisors can help foster a less fearful workplace
  • Apply the ethical decision-making model to help navigate difficult situations supervisors face.