Ethical Conversations with Professor Melinda Edwards and Dr Mark Harvey

Whatever your position, navigating practical ethical dilemmas in the workplace can be challenging. There is no substitute for well-reasoned and practical ethical skills, but we rarely have the opportunity to explore and develop them.

Watch as Professor Melinda Edwards and Dr Mark Harvey demonstrate some common and often uncomfortable conversations, requiring essential Ethical Decision Making skills.

Scenario 1: Procurement Officer Dilemma

Scenario 2: More than Compliance

Scenario 3: FINSIA/ FASEA Dilemma

QUT’s Ethical Decision Making Program has been designed to help you explore how to promote ethical behavior and foster integrity in your own workplace.

Through interactive skills workshops, Melinda, Mark and Alistair will guide you through practical ethical scenarios, helping you to identify the flawed justifications often raised in support of unethical practices and some conversational strategies and skills to address them.

The next short course in the series is in Brisbane, 11th September 2019: ‘The Wicked Dimensions‘.

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn:

  • The flawed justifications most used for unethical behaviour
  • How pressure is often applied to act unethically
  • Conversational levers to argue for ethical behaviour
  • Developing your skills and confidence to speak up.

Meet the team

Dr Mark Harvey has internationally recognised capabilities and experience in the creation and review of misconduct and corruption prevention and investigation programs for organisations. Mark has a combination of over twenty-five year’s law enforcement, criminal and misconduct investigations and integrity program design and implementation experience. He is a renowned facilitator, known for skilling leaders from a wide range of industries to encourage professional conduct, promote brand and industry stakeholder confidence, and develop robust misconduct and corruption investigation and prevention programs for their business and sector.

Professor Melinda Edwards has been nationally recognized for her teaching excellence and has conducted commercial research and capacity building courses in mediation, negotiation, access to justice, human rights and anti-corruption both domestically and internationally. Melinda has worked for both government and corporate sectors in Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and Bhutan, most recently creating and delivering a bespoke program for a gold mining operation in Papua New Guinea.


Dr Alistair Ping is an Adjunct Professor at QUT Graduate School of Business where he teaches leadership and ethics. He was the recipient of 2017-18 Colin Brain Governance Fellowship at QUT and was also awarded the 2002 Coral Sea Scholarship from the Australian-American Fulbright Foundation to study corporate social responsibility trends in the USA. He has worked as a corporate consultant, trainer and executive coach in Australia, the UK, USA and Africa.


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Melinda was a Litigator, Professor of Law, Assistant Dean and Managing Director of her own business before joining QUTeX as a Professor of Practice. She has custom-designed corporate education programs for a range of sectors including mining and resources, the legal and medical professions, government, banking and NGOs. She also has extensive international experience including projects in Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, The Czech Republic and Papua New Guinea. Melinda teaches Negotiation, Leadership and Business Law in the Graduate MBA and EMBA programs, is an Executive Coach and also leads the Ethical Leadership in Practice Series for QUTeX.

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