The greed of a few at the top creates untold suffering of the whole lot at the bottom.

Temptations are not class-conscious; they invade all levels. In fact the higher up the hierarchy, the greater the opportunities and the temptations.

While we can put in place very creative policies and procedures to deter unethical practices, the best defence is an ethical defence. Hence, educating employees in corporate governance can build a bulwark against temptations and a strong ethical foundation for business growth.

Course Details: 


• To bring awareness to all participants what repercussions bad corporate governance and business ethics can entail.

• To share with the participants post-Enron corporate governance landscapes.

• To explore the various concepts, principles and schools of thought of Ethics for decision making.

• To look at the various types of potential pitfalls.

• To highlight the things companies can do to promote business ethics to pursue good corporate governance.


I. Corporate Governance

• What is it?

• Why the fuss?


II. Bad corporate governance

• Some notorious cases.


III. Corruption

• It's impact.

• Some facts and figures.


IV. Comparative corporate governance: US, Europe and Asia.


V. The corporate governance landscape in Singapore

• Institutions.

• Legislations.

• Practices.


VI. The importance of HR’s roles

• Promoting business ethics in the pursuit of good corporate governance.

• Inculcating an ethical culture.


VII. Ethics and Morals

• What are ethics and morals?

• The various schools of thought.

• Types of unethical practices.

• Grey areas.

• Specific examples at workplace.

• What can be done?


VIII. Ethical decision-making framework

• What to do when faced with dilemmas?

• What companies can do to assist?

• Decision-making methodology.


IX. Breakout exercises and group presentation

Who should attend

• HR and Non-HR managers, particularly those who are closely involved with issues of business ethics and compliance.

• Anyone who is concerned about what is right and wrong at the workplace and how to do the right things when confronted with ethical dilemmas.


Chan Phak Sung has 20 years of experience in regional start-up and leadership Human Capital Development and Management function in Asia-Pacific for Global MNCs such as Canon, Dell Computer, Sony, Air Products and Chemicals, Informatics, etc. He has also had hands-on experience in business development, customer service, corporate training, consulting, M&A. He left Canon where he held three appointments: Regional HR Director; Regional Innovation & Productivity Supervising Director; and Regional Learning & Development Director.

Phak Sung is currently a management consultant helping companies to setup their HR functions and infrastructures; merge their policies and practices when they acquire companies; trouble shoot if they have organizational effectiveness issues; and design and deliver training or workshops such as cross-cultural communication, team building, strategic planning and change management, corporate governance and ethics, leadership skills etc.

He conducted a ten-day series of workshops for the Royal Bhutan Government's Ministries' Heads of HR in strategic planning, strategic staffing, and corporate governance. He was recently the keynote speaker in a forum on Human Capital Analytics in Manila organized by Assessment Analytics International. His topic was Measuring Human Capital Analytics for Business Growth.

Phak Sung lectured at a local institute in Strategic Planning and Change Management in the graduate diploma and diploma programs in Human Capital Management introducing the first ever Corporate Governance and Ethics program and was the only lecturer for this program. He also lectured on International Human Capital Management and Administrative Management for an Australian university's bachelor's degree programs. Phak Sung is currently one of the trainers for HRSINGAPORE's HR Certification Courses.

He has hands-on corporate governance and business ethics experience in the companies he worked for and has taught the subject academically at diploma and graduate diploma levels, public talks and workshops and introduced it as a compulsory module in in-house leadership development programs which he facilitated personally also.

Phak Sung holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Economics from California State University, USA.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• Date to be advised - 1st Run


• One day

• 9 am to 5:30 pm



A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.



• S$ 650 for Community

• S$ 680 for Non-Subscribers


• PIC Claimable for Company Sponsored Participants.




• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Buffet lunch with vegetarian & halal options


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