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Focused Topic 05: Ethics: A Principled Approach
Presentor: Derrin Watson Recorded Date: 10/1/2013 Duration: 60 Min.


This program was recorded during a live presentation on October 1, 2013.

Ethics: A Principled Approach
Tuesdays with Derrin and Steve

Mandatory ehics programs tend to focus on rules and cases which illustrate the rules. For this one-hour presentation, which satisfies one hour of ethics or professional responsibility continuing education requirements, we take a different approach, looking at the moral principles which underlie the formalistic rules. With this refreshing approach, we not only show what you must do, can do, and must not do, but why.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites or advance preparation for this program.

Level: Overview

Instructional Delivery Method
Group - Internet-Based

Speaker: S. Derrin Watson, J.D., APM
Recipient of ASPPA's 2006 Educator of the Year Award

Objectives: After this presentation, an attendee should be able to:

  1. Identify the moral principles which are at the heart of our codes of conduct, including Circular 230
  2. Identify specific ethical requirements which follow from those principles

Hardware System Requirements: 

  • Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Windows 7
  • Internet Explorer 4.01 or later, Netscape 4.08 or later, and set Internet browser to allow pop-up windows.
  • High-speed Internet connection.
  • Pentium 166+ MHz, 128MB RAM or more.
  • 1023 x 768 or higher display resolution.
  • Soundcard and Speakers.

Software Requirements:

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