Online Seminar

Moral Leadership and De-Polarization

Apr 05, 2023



APR 05



1:00 PM - 5:00 PM




4 Hours


4 Hours


Registration open until

Apr 02, 2023


In this newly minted course, TEDx speaker Morgan Hamel asserts that the “old” way of managing business ethics, corporate reputation, whistleblowing and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) is flawed in that it fails to take into account a significant and growing issue for organizations: stakeholder polarization. This, paired with increasing expectations of leaders to provide moral leadership and “take a stand” on social and environmental topics and a significant rise in (often public, social media-fueled) stakeholder activism has resulted in a new and very risky business environment. Diving into the grey of business and ethics, Morgan shares her personal experience and real-life case studies to help participants understand what is at stake for individuals and organizations - and offers concrete strategies to help participants at all levels of organizations skillfully navigate this new era.

After presenting the idea that the prevalent “everybody wins” attitude towards sustainability has failed to equip employees and leaders with the skills to navigate the very real tension that can arise between different stakeholder expectations in business, Morgan offers concrete tools to help employees and leaders become more adept at navigating this new era. Drawing on the thoughts and research of her business contacts and world-renowned thought leaders, Morgan offers a refreshing and thought-provoking session – the goal of which is to help individuals and corporations avoid moral injury and increase business integrity.

Topics include:

  • Business ethics
  • Moral Injury
  • Social media
  • Cancel culture
  • Depolarization
  • Ideological and viewpoint diversity

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand that the new era of (business) ethics is both polarized and risky and that learning the skills to navigate this new environment are are critical
  • Understand the “The Pillager/Panderer” risk and learn how understanding behavioural ethics can help us do less of both
  • Learn “Step Right/Step Left” – a method to depolarize ourselves and our stakeholders
  • Appreciate that Moral Humility is an effective (albeit scary!) antidote to the way leaders have typically approached morality in business
  • Learn about the importance of Viewpoint Diversity and how to help ourselves be more open to it


$205.00 Personal Passport

$219.00 Organization Passport

$299.00 Member

$299.00 Student

$355.00 Public

Status: Registration open until Apr 02, 2023




Morgan Hamel is President of MH Partners Inc., a boutique consulting firm dedicated to helping firms navigate moral nuance to build long-term stakeholder value. Having earned a Master’s in Applied Ethics from Utrecht University (2010), worked in the ethics office of a large corporation for 11 years, and built a successful ESG-centric fashion marketing company, Morgan brings together the academic, corporate, and entrepreneurial elements of ethics and business in a unique and accessible way. She has a particular passion for helping organizations work through challenges resulting from rapidly emerging stakeholder activism and has a strong desire to contribute to a better world for her two children.


This course is a live webinar. You must attend the live course to receive verifiable CPD hours. We recommend you join five minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. To get the full experience of this interactive course, use a computer that has video and microphone capabilities.

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