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Create and Lead an Ethical Data-Driven Organization

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Creating and leading an ethical data-driven organization, when done successfully, is a cultural transformation for an organization. Navigating a cultural shift requires leadership buy in, resourcing, training, and support through creation of boards, policies, and governance. Beyond leadership and organization, it is imperative to engage employees through forums and incentive programs for continual involvement. A strong understanding of ethical organizational policies provides the foundation for consistent monitoring to maintain an ethical culture. In this fifth course of the CertNexus Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist (CEET) professional certificate, learners will develop strategies to lead an applied ethics initiative, champion its crucial importance, and promote an ethical organizational culture. Learners will learn how to develop and implement ethical organizational policies and a code of ethics. They will also be prepared to evaluate the effectiveness of policies with internal and external stakeholders. This course is the fifth of five courses within the Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist (CEET) professional certificate. The preceding courses are titled Promote the Ethical Use of Data-Driven Technologies, Turn Ethical Frameworks into Actionable Steps, Detect and Mitigate Ethical Risks, and Communicate Effectively about Ethical Challenges in Data-Driven Technologies.


  • Promote an Ethical Organizational Culture
    • The first module in this course begins by outlining strategies for building ethics into the organization's culture. An ethical culture promotes ethical behavior in all areas of the business and encourages all internal stakeholders to engage in ethical behavior, regardless of department or individual roles and responsibilities.
  • Maintain Ethical Considerations in Governance and Policy Making
    • In this module, you'll explore some of the foremost ethical issues and principles that an organization must consider integrating into its governance and policies. Many of these considerations will be crucial to the process of building an ethical organization.
  • Develop and Deploy a Code of Ethics
    • In this module, you'll begin work on a code of ethics, an important building block for any organization that wishes to promote ethical behavior in the development of its data-driven technologies. You'll explore not only the creation of a code of ethics, but proper methods for deploying that code.
  • Develop and Deploy Ethical Organizational Policies
    • Now that you've created an ethical organizational culture, evaluated key ethical considerations, and developed a code of ethics, you can begin working on the practical implementation of ethics in the form of policies. In this module, you'll develop and deploy policies that ensure your ethical vision is achieved and maintained.
  • Apply What You've Learned
    • You'll work on one or more projects in which you'll apply your knowledge of the material in this course to practical scenarios.

Taught by

Aaron Hui, Abhishek Gupta and Megan Smith Branch


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