SHSM Certification: Ethical Considerations2022-09-20T11:54:28-04:00

Ethical Considerations Certification

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Step 1: Resources

Please review each of these resources thoroughly to prepare for the quiz at the end of this page.

Step 2: Questions

Reflect on when you have had to make a decision and were conflicted.

What was the root cause of your decision making problem?

  • Greed
  • Power
  • Laziness
  • Confusion
  • Complacency
  • A need to get even

 Identify an ethical problem you may be facing and work through the following steps to find an ethical solution.

  1. List the facts that have the most bearing on the decision.

  2. Identify those affected by your decision and how they are affected.

  3. Explain what each affected person would want to resolve.

  4. List alternative actions and identify the best and worst case scenario, anyone who would be harmed by this choice (and how), and any reasons why this alternative should not be selected (legal issues, rules, etc.).

Determine a course of action.

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Step 3: Exercise

This puzzle contains significant hints for the final quiz!

1. Ethics are rules or s........ governing the conduct by which you live your life.
2. All organizations define e..... in the same way.
3. People become c......... with ethics when people are greedy, lazy or confused.

Step 4: Summary

  • Rules or standards governing the conduct by which you live your life
  • We trust our parents’ judgement
  • Keeps us out of trouble
  • We feel guilty when don’t follow the family’s code of ethics
  • Would be embarrassed if we got caught
  • We would feel like we let our family down
  • Greed
  • Power
  • Laziness
  • Confusion
  • Complacency
  • To get even

What is included in workplace ethics?

Ethics to govern relationships with others (e.g. vulnerable persons)

Policies and practices

Moral judgements about political action & agents

Respect for patient autonomy, justice, not harming, etc.

Step 5: Complete the following quiz and your certificate will be sent to your teacher once your submission has been reviewed. Good luck!

Complete Quiz

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Monthly gift card giveaway?2022-07-27T10:59:09-04:00

That’s right!  For every SHSM Certification earned through Flashpoint, you will automatically be entered to win a $100 gift card for anywhere you choose!

How do I earn my Red Seal?2022-07-27T10:38:43-04:00

Each SHSM consists of five required components:

  1. Bundle of credits
    A defined bundle of credits consisting of eight to ten Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits, including cooperative education credits
  2. Certification and training experiences
    Sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses
  3. Experiential learning and career exploration activities
    Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  4. Reach ahead experiences
    Learning experiences connected with the student’s postsecondary plans
  5. Sector-partnered experiences
    Experiences in which students engage with a sector partner to explore sector-related content, skills, and knowledge involving either ICE (innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship), coding, or mathematical literacy.

For more information, check out the Ministry of Education’s website.

Are there scholarships for SHSM students?2022-07-27T10:38:51-04:00

You bet there is!  Many Ontario colleges and universities offer scholarships for students with a SHSM Red Seal on their diploma.

Check the school’s Award section or Google “SHSM Scholarships” to find out which schools offer them.

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