Saturday, November 23, 2013

Conferinta "Integritatea in administratia publica din Romania"

In data de 4 decembrie 2014, incepand cu orele 9.00, Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics si partenerii sai, Asociatia pentru Dezvoltare si Incluziune Sociala, Centrul de Resurse Juridice, Asociatia EPAS si Fundatia Konrad Adenauer, organizeaza o conferinta speciala despre o noua abordare in materie de anticoruptie si managementul eticii in administatia publica din Romania. Evenimentul va fi sustinut de Radu Nicolae, Codru Vrabie si mine, Cristian Ducu, iar intentia noastra este sa aratam ca avem nevoie de o noua perspectiva asupra integritatii, una in care pleonasme de genul "etica si integritate" nu-si au locul.

In acelasi timp, evenimentul cu pricina este si un fel de semnal de alarma in ceea ce priveste competenta in materie de etica si conformitate in administratia publica. In ultimul timp au aparut diverse firme de training si edituri care organizeaza conferinte si programe de formare pe bani in domeniul "eticii si integritatii". Desi expresia este adesea intalnita in documentele oficiale din Romania si uneori si in strainatate, ea denota o abordare 'legalista' a unui domeniu extrem de pluri-/interdisciplinar, si anume "managementul eticii si conformitatii". Simptomatica pentru aceasta chestiune este reactia directorului adjunct al U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Don Fox, la finalul vizitei de anul acesta in Romania:
"Sistemul nostru este foarte diferit. Sistemul nostru este gandit de la bun inceput ca un instrument de prevenire a conflictelor de interese. Noi nu suntem interesati atat de averea unei persoane, cat mai degraba ce interese de investitii sau financiare are acea persoana, de pilda proprietarile sau actiunile detinute, sau poate locul de munca al partenerului" (Sursa: http://www.hotnews.ro/stiri-esential-15078311-video-cum-functioneaza-ani-sua-don-fox-opune-public-oricarei-activitati-legate-etica-nu-este-miscare-politica-foarte-inteleapta.htm)
Agenda evenimentului organizat de Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics este disponibila pe pagina de internet a programului "Integrity Workshops".

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Workshop "Performanta si integritatea angajatilor. Veriga lipsa"

Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics a inceput inscrierile pentru workshop-ul "Performanta si integritatea angajatilor. Veriga lipsa". Seriile programate pentru decembrie 2013 vor avea loc in Pitesti (7 decembrie), Ploiesti (9 decembrie), Bucuresti (12 decembrie) si Constanta (14 decembrie). Agenda workshop/ului este disponibila aici. Workshop-ul se adreseaza indeosebi specialistilor in Resurse Umane, in Knowledge Management, in Conformitate sau orice alt domeniu conex. In buna masura, workshop-ul este despre cum poate influenta integritatea angajatilor performanta organizationala, o tema extrem de actuala daca ne gandim la presiunea care exista pe companii pentru a mentine sau chiar creste rata de profit. Vom anunta curand si zilele in care se vor desfasura seriile de la Timisoara si Targoviste. Calendarul poate fi consultat aici.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

#reconfingurare

Astazi am decis sa salvez acest blog si sa-l reconfigurez. Chiar daca imi va lua ceva ca sa-l populez cu informatii, mi-am promis ca nu o sa-l las in neant prea curand. Iar cum orice inceput de drum vine si cu o configurare, am optat pentru schimbarea obiectului de activitate: daca pana inainte era despre ofertele de training al firmei mele, de acum incolo va fi despre multiplele activitati in domeniul formarii pe care Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics si Smart Solutions & Support, Romania le au.

Comentariile sunt binevenite, atata timp cand se pastreaza intr-anumite limite. Daca vreti sa ma injurati, insa, va invit pe blogul Cristian Ducu - "Let's talk Business Ethics".

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics 2010: "Legislating Ethics"

We have just published the final draft of the BUCHAREST CONFERENCE IN APPLIED ETHICS 2010 agenda: http://www.bcae.ro/2010_agenda.php

OCTOBER 29, 2010 - FRIDAY
Opening Session
Constantin Radulescu-Motru Amphitheater, 1st Floor
Chairman: Emanuel Socaciu (Research Centre in Applied Ethics, University of Bucharest)
10.00.-10.30. | Morality, Legality, and Security. An Analysis of Pervasive Technologies
Ion Vezeanu (Grenoble University)
10.30.-10.45. | Discussions
10.45.-11.15. | Why Law Experts Do Not Love Us?
Valentin Muresan (University of Bucharest)
11.15.-11.30. | Discussions
11.30.-12.00. | Legislating Ethics for Judges and Prosecutors
Ion Copoeru (Babes-Bolyai University) & Cristi Danilet (Oradea Court Law)
12.00.-12.15. | Discussions
12.15.-12.30. | Coffee Break
Roundtable
Do We Need Moral Evaluations in Adopting Laws?
12.30.-14.00.
Protocol Room, 1st Floor
Chairman: Valentin Muresan (University of Bucharest)
14.00.-16.00. | Lunch Break
Panel 1
Constantin Radulescu-Motru Amphitheater, 1st Floor
Chairman: Cristian Ducu (Research Centre in Applied Ethics, University of Bucharest)
16.00.-16.20. | Social Responsibility between Ethics and Law
Mihaela Frunza (Babes-Bolyai University)
16.20.-16.30. | Discussions
16.30.-16.50. | Freedom vs. Imposing: how far we legislate?
Emanuel Socaciu (Research Centre in Applied Ethics, University of Bucharest)
16.50.-17.00. | Discussions
17.00.-17.20. | “Ethical Expertise and Social Action” – or how Research Ethics Committees Do (Not) Work in Romania
Mihaela Frunză, Iulia Grad, Cătălin Bobb, Ovidiu Grad, Lorin Ghiman (Babes-Bolyai University)
17.20.-17.30. | Discussions
17.30.-17.50. | A Kantian Model of Applying the Moral Law
Daniel Nica (University of Bucharest)
17.50.-18.00. | Discussions

OCTOBER 30, 2010 - SATURDAY
Panel 2
Mircea Florian Amphitheater, 1st Floor
Chairman: Cristian Ducu (Research Centre in Applied Ethics, University of Bucharest)
09.30.-09.50. | Specific Conditions of Legal Normativity in Environment Ethics
Constantin Stoenescu (University of Bucharest)
09.50.-10.00. | Discussions
10.00.-10.20. | The Complex Task of Ethical Regulation in Business
Imre Zrinyi Ungvari (Babes-Bolyai University)
10.20.-10.30. | Discussions
10.30.-10.50. | The Ethics of Research and the Shortcomings of the Peer Review System
Maria Cernat (Spiru Haret University)
10.50.-11.00. | Discussions
11.00.-11.20. | Does Public Interest Transcend the interest of the public?
Sonia Cristina Stan (Spiru Haret University)
11.20.-11.30. | Discussions
11.30.-11.50. | Coffee Break
Panel 3
Mircea Florian Amphitheater, 1st Floor
Chairman: Constantin Stoenescu (University of Bucharest)
11.50.-12.10. | The Effectiveness of University Codes of Ethics in Romania. A Disregarded Issue
Cristian Ducu, Georgiana Ciobanu, Raluca Enescu (University of Bucharest)
12.10.-12.20. | Discussions
12.20.-12.40. | Can Ethical Norms Make the Difference in Romanian Hospitals?
Cristian Ducu, Iulia Anghel, Gabriela Ionascu, Oana Radu (University of Bucharest)
12.40.-12.50. | Discussions
12.50.-14.00. | Lunch Break
Panel 4
Mircea Florian Amphitheater, 1st Floor
Chairman: Maria Cernat (Spiru Haret University)
14.00.-14.20. | Ethical Aspects of International Standards concerning Corporate Social Responsibility
Mihaela Constantinescu (University of Bucharest)
14.20.-14.30. | Discussions
14.30.-14.50. | Ethics Regulations as Obstacle in Scientific Research and Technology Innovation
Emanoel Roman (University of Bucharest)
14.50.-15.00. | Discussions
15.00.-15.20. | Ethics Training for Ethical Adjudicators
Diana Constantinescu (University of Bucharest)
15.20.-15.30. | Discussions
15.30.-15.45. | Coffee Break
15.45.-16.05. | Malpratice, Legalism, and Wittgenstein
Emilian Mihailov (University of Bucharest)
16.05.-16.15. | Discussions
16.15.-16.35. | A Key Factor in Implementing Ethics
Ana Bazac (Politehnica University of Bucharest)
16.35.-16.45. | Discussions

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Training Needs Assessments

Reiau o discutie despre TNA de pe Linkedin.com in ideea in care ar putea sa-i foloseasca si altcuiva.

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Q: Roxana Popa

Training Needs Assesment
Buna tuturor,
Pregatesc un proces de analiza a nevoilor de training pe baza de competente la noi in organizatie. Mi-ar fi de mare de ajutor daca ati putea impartasi ce fel de procese folositi, modele de competente, ce merge bine sau mai putin bine.

Multumesc anticipat pentru inputuri!
Roxana

A3: Cristian Ducu
Intrebarea este intr-adevar arzatoare pentru multe companii care activeaza in Romania. In urma cu cativa ani am fost la un interviu la Vodafone ca sa ma angajez pe o pozitie de HR/training si a fost interesant sa vad ca domnisoarele din respectivul departament nu stiau de HRAudit (nu HRM Audit, ci cealalta parte)- o functie care asigura in mod constant o evaluare a structurilor de HR, inclusiv TNA, dintr-o organizatie. Aceeasi situatie este si in alte companii.

Exista doua tipuri de TNA: 1) cel care presupune evaluarea nevoilor de training la nivel de organizatie (pe divizii, pe segmente de business, pe niveluri de business, pe departamente etc.); si 2) cel facut de companiile de training pentru un nou proiect de training. Cazul tau se incadreaza in prima varianta.

La comentariul lui Viorel Panaite pot spune ca mersul la GM este inutil daca cel care face TNA-ul nu are acces la strategia de dezvoltare a business-ului. Aceasta strategie, care trebuie sa fie un document scris, este cea care da liniile de dezvoltare si in privinta competentelor de care angajatii (si implicit organizatia) au nevoie. In multinationale, astfel de strategii locale se incadreaza in planul de dezvoltare stabilit in coordonare cu managementul central al organizatiei.

De-abia dupa ce a fost consultat documentul respectiv se merge la GM, pentru SOG ("Strategic Objective Concordance"). Aceasta discutie trebuie sa aiba loc pe marginea unui document scris, care constituie partea initiala a TNA-ului.

Dupa aceasta faza, se trece la evaluarea competentelor existente. Daca nu s-a mai facut acest lucru in compania ta, atunci trebuie sa iei totul de la zero si sa faci cu ajutorul team-leaderilor, project coordonatorilor evaluari a competentelor fiecarui angajat, in functie de zona in care se afla. Daca nu ai un sistem de BI, atunci lucrurile sunt foarte complicate pentru ca trebuie sa stii sa utilizezi Excel-ul. Trebuie sa faci niste formulare speciale in care sa treci competentele existente, competentele urmarite si time framework-ul pentru dobandirea lor.

E ceva de munca daca trebuie sa faci TNA la nivel de organizatie. Daca ai cazul unui departament, atunci lucrurile sunt mai usoare.

Exista ceva literatura pe marginea TNA, dar nu la noi :)
De exemplu, in UK, Ministry of Defence are un regulament special pentru TNA. In SUA, diverse firme de training si evaluare de competente si-au dezvoltat propria metodologie, dar care este secret profesional. Sugestia mea e sa cauti carti de HRM, training (in special cele de la Pfeiffer) si KSA (Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes) Evaluation.

Sper sa-ti fi fost de folos.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics '09 [CFP]

BUCHAREST CONFERENCE IN APPLIED ETHICS '09
"Ethics Committees and Other Ethical Tools"
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest
October 30-31, 2009


We are delighted to invite you at the 2nd edition of the BUCHAREST CONFERENCE IN APPLIED ETHICS, 2009. The event will be hosted by the Faculty of Bucharest, University of Bucharest, during October 30-31, 2009.

The BCAE has been developed as a debate platform, where theorists and practicians meet together and discuss the most important topics in the fields of Applied Ethics. The main aim of these conferences is the advancement of significant solutions for the real world.

This year topic, "Ethics Committees and Other Ethical Tools", reflects the growing interest in institutionalizing ethics. And though there has been some discussions on the role of ethics committees or on the function of some other ethical tools (especially, ethics training and social audit) -- mainly in the form of academic papers --, we consider that the debate is insufficient and too localized. In practice, the theoretical developments are rarely taken into consideration (e.g., in Southern and Eastern Europe, ethics committees function as 'intuitive' bodies, where decision is influenced more by its members' biases, while the Northern European pattern depends heavily on procedures).

Our aim is to bring into light those aspects that can make the ethics tools really work. The ethics committees and the codes of ethics are not individual tools; so we hope to see them working together in integrated ethics (and compliance) frameworks or management systems.

The conference organizers are looking for papers that consider either the integrative model or individual tools. The later approach may discuss topics such as:

* the ethics committees and their role in developing effective policies;
* codes of ethics: typology, role, structure;
* ethics (and compliance) trainings;
* ethics audit, social audit, CSR reporting;
* ethics (and compliance) policies;
* awareness programs;
* other ethical tools.

Early submissions are highly encouraged. This way, the prospective participants may receive the acceptance letters faster.

Prospective participants must send final papers to the conference organizers by September 10, 2009. All papers will circulate before conference and will be temporarily published on the official website. After the conference, the papers will be published in the BCAE Proceedings.

Official language is English, but there will be a Romanian speaking panel.

All papers must observe the editorial guidelines and must be prepared for blind-review (one Word file containing the title, author's name, and an English 200-words abstract + a separate Word file containing the title, the abstract and the paper).

There is no participation fee.

For general inquiries, all correspondence should be sent to:
bcae /AT/ bcae / DOT/ ro.

The BCAE official website: www.bcae.ro

Friday, May 15, 2009

CSR Training / Training RSC

Smart Solutions & Support, Romania, a inceput inscrierile pentru programul de training CSR Workshops '09, dedicat celor interesati de CSR (responsabilitate sociala corporativa). Toti cei care se vor inscrie in luna mai vor beneficia de o reducere de 50% din pretul de catalog pentru seriile din Bucuresti. Intra pe site-ul programului CSR Workshops '09 si afla mai multe detalii.

Smart Solutions & Support, Romania, has begun the registration process for the CSR Workshops '09. This program is dedicated to all those interested in CSR (corporate social responsibility). Those registring for the training in May 2009 will benefit of a 50% discount from the catalog price for the training series taking place in Bucharest, Romania. Visit now the official website of CSR Workshops '09 and learn more about them.

Site-ul oficial / Official website: http://csr-workshops.omnitraining.ro/