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When Good Employees Do Bad Things - ILEA

Class Length: 6 hours
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We often believe that doing the “right thing” is a voluntary personal choice. However, while having a personal code of ethics is the core of good decision making; promoting a culture of ethical behavior in the workplace is first and foremost a key leadership responsibility.

In an era where police scandals make the front pages daily, teaching employees to be able to make ethical decisions should be a top priority for all managers who want to promote better work practices and protect the integrity of their agency

This one-day workshop is designed to provide managers with practical tools and strategies for effectively dealing with difficult decisions and fostering an ethical workplace culture.

Through research and real-life case participants will:

  • Understand how their own actions and management style can serve as a barrier or facilitator for employees’ ethical decision making
  • Learn to develop clear ethical governance practices by learning key principles of powerful ethical management.
  • Be able identify the antecedents of ethical failure: excuses and pressures
  • How to help good employees avoid bad decisions and their unintended consequence


Tuition includes all instruction and handouts. Lodging and meals are excluded.

  • $150 Non-Member
  • $125 ILEA Member

Schedule and Presenter

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

About the Presenter

Dr. Galia Cohen is the Public Administration Department Head at Tarleton State University and an organizational development specialist with more than 15 years of experience in teaching, training and consulting in the public sector.

Dr. Cohen specializes in human resource management and organizational behavior. She develops and conducts leadership development workshops and programs for law enforcement executives and local government employees across the United States. She also teaches academic courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Dr. Cohen received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in Organizational Sociology from Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Dr. Cohen is an affiliated faculty member with The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) in Plano, TX, The Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) in Huntsville, TX; and The Law Enforcement Executive Program (LEEP) in Raleigh, NC.  She is also the nationally elected District V representative for the National Council of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Book Review Editor for the premier journal in public administration, Public Administration Review (PAR).  




$125 for ILEA members and $150 for non-members