As part of your e-portfolio that is due in Week Four, you will include a statement of ethics. In this week’s blog post, please compose a statement of ethics of 250-500 words.
Whereas the Professional Philosophy Statement (work statement) from Week One focused on specific knowledge, skills and experience, the primary focus of the Statement of Ethics is to share a little about the values that define you. For the purpose of this assignment, a general Statement of Ethics based on your field is fine, but feel free to imagine you are applying to a specific business and tailor the statement accordingly.
Consider some examples from the corporate world:
Walmart Statement of Ethics
Compliance and Ethics at Microsoft
About Memorial Healthcare System
Note how none of these examples have essays about their ethics. Rather, they employ attractive images, bolded topic sentences, and brief but focused discussions. For this assignment, create an infographic that conveys your ethic. You can use Microsoft Office and its SmartArt function. Alternatively, you can try out a free Infographic Maker like Piktochart or Adobe Spark.
Ethical strengths to consider:
Consider the following questions to help guide you:
What are some of your deepest values, and how have these impacted your life and career choices?
Why do you feel drawn to your particular career field? What makes you passionate about it? How do you show, in tangible terms, enthusiasm for your work?
Who do you hope you can help through your career and in what way?
Can you point to specific examples of how your values or ethics influenced important life or career decisions?
A few additional points:
Maintain a professional tone. While you are encouraged to share personal values, the tone of the document should not be too casual. Remember, this Statement of Ethics should not be presented as a large block of text. It should be presented in Infographic format.
While it is fine to show passion and conviction, avoid a tone that feels dogmatic or contentious. Remember that others may share a different perspective. Focus heavily on visuals for this assignment rather than paragraphing or an essay.
Double-check grammar and spelling. This statement reflects your professionalism.
Blogs should include a visual presence. Consider adding a graphic, photo, or other visual element to your blogs to earn full credit on the rubric. Remember, do not attach files. Type and insert media directly into the textbox.
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