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Ethics

Walking the Talk of Ethics

By Katie Campbell, executive director of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA) and member of the Reimagining Service Council - We all have a fairly good idea what “being ethical” means, based on our own experiences, values and beliefs. But in today’s complex world of social and organizational dynamics, our personal ethics is often not enough to tell us how to make the “right” decision at work. At the heart of every ethical dilemma there is a conflict between values – personal, professional, or organizational – which is exactly why it is so tough to choose the correct course of action.