Sinclair MacRae

Trust, Values and Ethics Speaker

Dr. Sinclair MacRae, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Professional and Business Ethics at Mount Royal University in Calgary. He is a passionate and award-winning speaker, teacher, researcher, author, and consultant. Dr. MacRae delivers two terrific and dynamic presentations: Ethics for Professionals and Building Trust Relationships to Succeed. These presentations either can be keynote and seminar addresses or in highly interactive workshop formats, lasting between one and a half hours to one half day.

Dr. MacRae can help you improve business profitability and organizational performance through enhancing employee engagement, workplace culture, and ethics. His focus is on the practical and actionable. His delivery style is casual, accessible, and humorous. Dr. Sinclair’s presentations are content-driven, drawing on his extensive experience and expertise. He is currently researching and writing a book on competition, trust, and ethics. His first book was An Introduction to Ethics: Theories, Perspectives, and Issues.

Sinclair MacRae is the author of the Mount Royal Faculty Association’s Code of Ethics and a past Chair of its Ethics Committee and the Mount Royal University Research Ethics Board. He has been a member of several professional and community-based associations including the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards, the Canadian Psychological Association, the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network, the Integrity Network of Calgary and the Alberta Press Council.

Sinc’s presentations are an excellent fit for a wide range of professional associations and groups. Dr. Sinclair MacRae shapes his presentations to meet specific needs and requirements to deliver a compelling professional development seminar or workshop.

Sinclair MacRae has spoken at numerous conferences and society meetings across North America and he has twenty-five years’ experience teaching at universities and colleges in Canada. He mainly educates students in courses and programs in ethics, applied ethics, the good life, professional ethics and business ethics.

Dr. Sinclair MacRae has previously taught at Dalhousie University, the University of Toronto, George Brown College, the University of Manitoba, Saint Mary’s College, the University of Calgary, and Mount Royal University. He is an acclaimed expert on matters relating to business and professional ethics. Many media outlets including CBC news, the Canmore Leader, Global TV, The Calgary Herald, CHQR 770 AM and CTV News have interviewed Sinc on a broad range of issues and topics within his areas of expertise.

Topic Presentations

Sound ethics is the foundation of professionalism and a key component of personal and work-related success. In this entertaining keynote or in his fun and interactive workshop, Dr. Sinc MacRae will demonstrate the relevance of ethics to your audience. He will help your group explore the nature and value of applied and professional ethics as these relate to their everyday practices.

Starting with your professional Code of Ethics, take this opportunity to challenge and sharpen your ethical problem-solving skills in a practical, fun, straightforward, and focused manner. Gain greater insight into the principles underlying your profession and the reason it deserves the public trust.

Sinc’s presentations are an excellent fit for a wide range of professional associations and general business audiences. If you need a speaker for your conference, convention, or someone to design and deliver a compelling professional development seminar or workshop, Sinc will shape and customize his presentation to meet your specific needs, interests, and issues.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of what ethics is; what it requires of us in our professional life and why it matters deeply to our success

  • Identify and apply the features that distinguish ethics from the law and ethical compliance from legal compliance

  • Learn the basic elements of a framework for ethical decision-making

  • Build your own ethics values statement

  • Elevate your awareness of the fundamental ethical principles and values underlying your particular profession’s Code of Ethics

  • Appreciate the connections between ethics, trust, emotional intelligence, accountability, transparency, respect, integrity, and autonomy

  • Improve your ability to raise ethical issues and raise ethical consciousness in your workplace and professional relationships.

In his lively, inspiring, and informative keynote presentation or workshop, Dr. Sinc MacRae explains the essential role that trust plays in business success. Learn why healthy, moral trust is necessary among all the stakeholders in a flourishing organization.

A culture of trust is crucial for meeting the challenges you and your organization face. Discover how the latest research supports the view that “a healthy trust is the critical element that drives employees’ taking on responsibility for their organization’s success”. The marvel of successful organizations is that they foster a healthy trust that enables them to maximize the untapped potential of their workforce.

Sinc will challenge your group to recognize and promote the fundamental constellation of values that distinguish successful employees and organizations; values that include trust, honesty, integrity, authenticity, competence, mutual respect, excellence, accountability, collegiality and cooperation, open communication, emotional intelligence, and sound ethics.

Learn about the value and basis of trust and the elements of human nature that impact trust. How do you distinguish “trust” from “healthy, moral trust”? In this practical presentation, Sinc presents useful tools for assessing, engendering and increasing a healthy trust in yourself, your teams, and your organization.

The capacity to build and enjoy healthy and productive trusting relationships with others is not something we are born with; fortunately, it is something we can consciously develop. Take this opportunity to challenge and develop your healthy trust-building skills in a practical and straightforward manner.

Who Should Attend?

This presentation is useful for anyone who needs to trust others in their work but it is especially valuable for team leaders, managers, supervisors and senior executives.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes; Explain what trust is:

  • Identify the three basic elements of trust (The 3C’s of Trust)

  • Deepen your appreciation of the value of healthy trust relations in your life and work

  • Apply the six basic guidelines for building healthy trust relationships with others

  • Learn what goes into a properly designed, developed, and implemented ethics program to help advance an organization’s mission and improve the bottom line

  • Use basic tools for developing healthy trust relationships in your workplace

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An Introduction to Ethics

This text is appropriate for introductory ethics and moral issues courses, offered through most philosophy departments at colleges and universities throughout Canada. This text takes an issues-based (or problem-based) approach to ethics, with a main focus on answering questions about the place of ethics in society and nature. Although ethical theory is discussed, it is not emphasized. The emphasis, instead, is on engaging students in key ethical issues, using theory as a background for the main purpose of addressing basic questions of ethics and morality. The aim is to encourage students to appreciate the practical implication of ethical decisions in their lives. An Introduction to Ethics is intended for students who are new to the study of philosophy and who are non-majors, although the content is also suitable as an introduction for students who plan to major in philosophy.

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