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Week 1 Welcome to Making Successful Decisions through the Strategy, Law & Ethics Model!
  • Introduction and Overview

Week 2 Use the Three Pillar Model for Personal, Leadership and Business Decisions

  • Use the Three Pillars for Personal and Leadership Decisions
  • Use the Three Pillars for Business Decisions
  • Course Organization and a Practical Decision-Making Tool
  • Understand the Global World of Business

Week 3 Use Employment Law to Attract and Retain the Best Business Talent

  • Employee Legal Rights: The Big Picture
  • Legal Briefing: Understand Wrongful Discharge in the US and Elsewhere
  • Risk Management: Manage Wrongful Discharge Risks
  • Legal Briefing: Understand Anti-Discrimination Laws and Sexual Harassment
  • Risk Management: Manage Sex Discrimination Risks (A Case Study)
  • Value Creation: Attract and Retain the Best Talent

Week 4 Meet Your Customers’ Needs: Transform Product Liability into Product Innovation

  • Legal Briefing: The Tort Law Fundamentals that Everyone Should Understand
  • Manage Risks Caused by Employee Torts: A Cell Phone Example
  • Legal Briefing: The “Two Hats” You Wear When Dealing with Product Liability
  • Manage the Liability Risks that You Create Through Your Contracts
  • Understand the Dramatic Impact of Strict Liability on Your Business
  • Manage Your Tort Risks From Making or Selling Products
  • Use Your Product Liability Process to Create Value Through New Product Development

Week 5 Create Business Opportunities Through Government Regulation

  • Legal Briefing: Government Regulation Fundamentals that Everyone Should Understand
  • Government Regulation Risk Management
  • Value Creation: Use the Regulatory Frontier Strategy and the Regulatory Gap * Strategy to Develop New Products and New Business Models

Week 6 Use Your Intellectual Property to Create Shareholder Value

  • Understand the Value of Intellectual Property in Your Business
  • Create, Protect and Use Your Trademarks
  • Create, Protect and Use Copyrighted Works
  • Create, Protect and Use Your Trade Secrets
  • Create, Protect and Use Your Patent Rights

Week 7 Develop Contracts that Create Value for Both Sides

  • International, Business, and Personal Perspectives on Contracting
  • Know the Sources of Contract Law
  • Create Enforceable Contracts
  • Focus Your Contracts on Business Objectives for Value Creation

Week 8 Use Dispute Resolution Processes for Value Creation

  • Understand Why Dispute Resolution Is Important to Business Success
  • Prevent Business Disputes
  • Understand and Use ADR Concepts and Tools
  • Use Arbitration to Resolve Your Business Disputes (A Videotaped Demonstration)
  • Use Mediation to Resolve Your Business Disputes (A Videotaped Demonstration)
  • Create Value and Build Relationships Through the Power of Apology and a Life Goals Analysis

Week 9 Create and Lead an Ethical Business

  • Do Your Ethical Decisions Depend on Your Situation or on Character?
  • Use This Process When Making Ethical Decisions
  • Consider This Checklist of Guidelines When You Face Ethical Dilemmas
  • “Walk the Talk”: How to Lead an Ethical Organization
  • Final Examination

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