Professor and Social Psychologist, University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Psychological, Sciences Australia


DATE: Tuesday, 11 July
TIME: 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. CET
CPEs: 1.2

General Session 5: Building a Flourishing Ethical Culture

Everyday ethical issues at work extend from conflicts of interest to interpersonal relationships. Understanding the role that culture, leadership, and blind spots in decision-making play in shaping conduct at work, and how to enable open and honest communication on difficult and challenging topics, is critical to empowering early intervention and preventative approaches to ethical issues at work. This is vital not only for risk management, but also for building a psychosocial environment where people can thrive.

In this session, participants will:

Understand what behavioral ethics are and how they help us understand human behavior.

Discover the role of psychological safety in building a flourishing ethical culture.

Learn strategies for engaging in difficult conversations.

Gain insights into leading a flourishing ‘Speak-Up’ culture.

Brock Bastian is a professor of social psychology at the University of Melbourne, author of “The Other Side of Happiness: Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living,” and consultant across industry and government, drawing on his expertise in behavioral ethics, culture, and mental health. As an award-winning researcher, Bastian has a strong interest in understanding the various social and culture factors that impact decision-making and wellbeing. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and his work has been featured in outlets such as The Economist, The New Yorker, TIME, Forbes, New Scientist, Scientific American, and Harvard Business Review.