Are members of your organization prepared to do the right thing when ethical dilemmas happen?

With ICMA’s Ethics 101 e-course, you can strengthen your jurisdiction’s ethical culture by making sure that your staff has a proper grounding in your organization’s values and can deal with ethics issues that arise on the job. Ethical conduct by all employees is essential for an organization to succeed and prosper.

This is a basic ethics course designed for employees below the department head level.

Course Overview:
This self-paced program contains eight modules that can be accessed online from work or home. Upon completion of a final assessment; certificates of completion will be generated for participants with an assessment score of 70 percent or greater.  Participants may retake the final assessment until a passing grade is achieved.

Upon completion your staff will:

  • Understand ethical decision making and conduct is required of every employee
  • Understand the importance of following the ethics policy at all times
  • Recognize the importance of examining their actions and decisions carefully and to look for ethical issues
  • Understand the importance of always consulting with their supervisor any time they think they may have an ethical problem

Common areas of concern addressed in this course include:

  • Gifts and special treatment
  • Benefiting personally from city/county government contracts or  transactions
  • Resumes and the importance of telling the whole truth
  • Travel expenses and accurate, honest reporting 
  • Privacy, personal information
  • Visiting inappropriate websites
  • Proper use of social media


ICMA Ethics 101 E-Course
This e-course was created by ICMA.
Individual topic purchase: Selected
International City/County Management Association
Continuing Education Hours: 1.50