Globethics is welcoming a new cohort of executives and a broader-interested audience of individuals from around the globe in this second semester. Along with the excitement of continuing to develop quality, context-relevant and impact-oriented educational provisions that will help the target groups to develop their professional competencies in ethics, Globethics is pleased to announce that the European Agency for Higher Education and Accreditation (EAHEA) has awarded the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) accreditation for all Globethics online ethics courses.
This programme certification means that course participants will be able to have their learning outcomes and certificates recognised by their own institutions. Each course has been allocated between 2 to 4 ECTS credits, for which Globethics is also able to demonstrate the equivalence with credit systems of other countries.
Moreover, this programme accreditation constitutes a constant motivation for staff and instructors to identify weaknesses while building on the strengths. Programme accreditation for online courses is particularly difficult to gain. It therefore represents an enormous advantage for staff, students and other stakeholders, knowing that the institution takes both internal and external scrutiny of its provisions seriously.
Ultimately, Globethics understands this programme accreditation as a living investment in formation that seeks impact. Course participants are not only gaining a qualification that builds their individual careers but – and this is the significant difference – they are equipped to translate the skills acquired from the virtual classroom into the lived realities of their contexts and workspaces.
To cite one example by way of illustration: the leader of a faith-based community, who completed the Globethics executive course on Interreligious Cooperation for Peace, initiated a grassroots association for integrity and anti-corruption in his central African home country, hereby applying and multiplying the competencies he attained for a tangible behavioural and structural change for hundreds of people in his local community.
Globethics is committed to bringing stories of real-world transformation like this to the fore and showing that its educational efforts bear fruits – beyond what may be visible (and immediately measurable) at first sight.
We invite all like-minded people and institutions to join the Globethics Academy learning community for impact and to encourage emerging ethical leaders to register for the accredited Globethics courses.
Amélé Adamavi-Aho EkuéAcademic Dean
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