Mag. Dr. Alfred Hödl

Head of Master's Degree Program Public Management
Competence Center for Administrative Sciences
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1100 Wien

Lectures 2022/23

Administration, Economics, Security, Politics

Ethics and responsibility in the public sector UE
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Ethics and responsibility in the public sector UE

Lector: Mag. Dr. Alfred Hödl

1 SWS   2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Terms in the management context (morals, ethics, professional ethics, ethos, professional ethics, compliance, corruption)
- Relationship between ethics and law/value standard aspect
- Typical (job/leadership specific) decision dilemmas
- Analysis and reflection of own interactions/work
- Fight against corruption - responsibility of public sector employees
- Importance of the development of moral judgement for decision-making processes in organisations
- Dilemma discussions with the aim of analysing one's own moral judgement and promoting moral judgement
- Conviction versus manipulation
- Self-awareness through analysis and reflection of own interactions
- Compliance culture, anti-corruption - Responsibility of managers
- Mission statements

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent performance assessment: case work
Permanent learning success control through project participation, active collaboration and co-design.
Two written assignments (reflection of own experience; case work); presentation of results in the course

Teaching methods

Statements and impulse presentations, individual work, group work, discussion and dilemma discussions, work assignments with feedback, group exercises, peer feedback, case work, practical exercises, problem-based dialogical learning processes, role plays with subsequent evaluation and transfer/reflection phase, online course if required




The publications of Alfred Hödl written at FH Campus Wien can be found in our publication database, others in the personal web space.