ERIC Number: ED186980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Ethics and Professional Trainers.
Maidment, Robert; Losito, William F.
An intense interest and concern for morality has emerged among professionals in training and development, as well as in the other professions. While there are some professionals who blatantly abuse their responsibilities to clients, most professionals make ethical errors because of some basic misunderstandings, such as considering moral judgments merely matters of opinion, failing to attend to moral considerations for psychological reasons, or depending too strictly on professional codes for specific direction in moral matters. A look at typical situations faced by trainers and consultants suggests that moral questions vary in complexity and that turning to colleagues for advice in making some decisions is wise. While not necessarily unethical in themselves, the poorly thought-out attitudes of some professionals toward their responsibilities to clients can lead to several identifiable types of unethical behavior. Analysis and discussion of such situations and behaviors among themselves can help professionals maintain moral awareness. (Author/PGD)
American Scoiety for Training and Development (Organization Development Division), P.O. Box 5307, Madison, WI 53705
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A