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Ethical Leadership

Technical Certificate

9 Credits | Less than 1 year

Ashland, Hayward, Ladysmith, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

Upon completion of this certificate program you be willing to act on a definite set of ethical standards. You’ll have the opportunity to examine ethical dilemmas from different perspectives and to develop a habit of conscious reflection.

Program Overview

The Ethical Leadership certificate is designed to help you improve your skills in creating and maintaining a legal, ethical and diverse work environment.

Program Outcomes

Ethical Leadership graduates will be able to:

  • Justify corporate social responsibility
  • Recommend a framework for dealing with different cultures and morals/ethics
  • Critique the identification, analysis, and recommend action/solution to a business-related ethical dilemma
  • Assess the "value" of advertising to society
  • Recommend methods of balancing "reasonable" consumer safety with a producer’s profit motive
  • Recommend methods of balancing employees’ right to privacy with employers’ rights in today’s information/knowledge-based business
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Take your classes in a variety of options to fit your lifestyle. Options include online, classroom or video. 

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Flexible scheduling & start dates. 


This certificate is available at all of WITC's campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior) and the two outreach centers in Hayward and Ladysmith. Courses are offered in a variety of formats such as online, in-person or ITV. 

Relevant, Current Curriculum

Taught by instructors who have worked in and stay current, the courses pertain to the certificate outcomes.

Real-World Based

The curriculum centers on what actually happens in the world of business within the WITC region, as well as nationally and internationally.

Experienced Instructors

WITC is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you. The experienced faculty are knowledgeable, approachable and eager to help. The sizes of your classes will allow for the attention you deserve.


After completing the three courses within the Ethical Leadership certificate, you’ll be ready to work with and understand today’s diverse workplace and legal and ethical decision making.

Explore the Curriculum

Featured Ethical Leadership Courses

| 3 CR
Provides an overview of the general legal responsibilities of an organization. Analyzes the current employment laws in the U.S. and their impact on employer/employees. Examines the supervisor's role in dealing with harassment in the workplace. Compares how appeals can be addressed in both union and nonunion environment.
| 3 CR
Addresses changes taking place in the workforce and their effect on the supervisor and the organization. Explores a broadened view of diversity, including values, age, gender, disabilities, education, and culture. Provides an action framework for the supervisor to gain advantage by blending and capitalizing on the different skills and perspectives of people and creating an organization where everyone gives his or her best.
| 3 CR
This course will focus on business practices from an ethical point of view. The student will examine such topics as morality/ethical theory, utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, justice and the market system, whistle blowing, trade secrets/conflict of interest, privacy, advertising, product safety, corporate social responsibility, international business.

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Ethical Leadership

9 Credits | Less than 1 year


$1,314 In Tuition and Fees

*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the WITC Ethical Leadership Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain an Ethical Leadership certificate. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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