Title of the training

Ethics in Local Governments


2 Days (12 hours)

Purpose and scope

Ethics in Local Governments training aims to improve the awareness of elected and appointed public officials in local governments on ethical issues, to act in accordance with ethical principles and rules, to identify unethical behaviors and to combat them, to develop attitudes and to have knowledge and skills. This training focuses on ethical codes of conduct in local governments and areas of ethical violations and examples of good practice in ethics in local governments internationally.

Target audience of the training

Ethics in Local Governments training is recommended for all personnel working within local governments should take, with priority given to elected and appointed managers in local governments.


This training is given by trainers who have studies on ethics in local governments and have the experience of providing training on this subject, who have taken part in projects, research and capacity building studies in the field of ethics in public institutions and local governments.

Objectives and learning outcomes

Those who have successfully completed the Ethics in Local Governments training are expected to;

  • Develop an understanding of ethical behavior and attitude in ethics and public service,
  • Have knowledge about the ethical decision-making process,
  • Recognize unethical behaviors and problems they encounter while performing their tasks,
  • Develop a stronger and courageous attitude to react to pressures and demands that arise in dilemmas and uncertainty situations within the framework of ethical principles and rules.
  • Develop an awareness about personal obligations regarding unethical behaviors and actions and understand their consequences.

Content of the training

Ethics in Local Governments training includes the following topics:

  • The concept of ethics
  • Value, principle, rule, ethics-law relationship
  • Ethical dilemmas and ethical decision-making models
  • Structure of the Public Officials Ethics Committee and ethical legislation
  • Principles of public ethics
  • Ethical principles in local governments and international legislation in the world
  • Ethical violation areas and measures in local governments
  • Code of ethical conduct in local governments
  • Examples of good practices in local governments around the world

Delivery and method of training

Ethics in Local Governments training is delivered in the form of face-to-face training. It is recommended to have no more than 20 people in each group to ensure active participation and effective learning in this training. However, if conditions arise that prevent face-to-face training, the training may be delivered remotely by using the Me-Learning© online learning platform and the Actio© meeting management tool.

In this training, trainers guide learners through interaction, group work and practice in a way that facilitates learning and improves their practical skills. In order for the learners to distinguish between ethical behaviors and unethical behaviors in local governments, to be able to make decisions about unethical behaviors quickly and effectively and to gain the skills to take action, training is designed to include practices, case studies and role-playing activities.

Learning tools and materials

In Ethics in Local Governments training, course presentation and case studies, exercises, multimedia contents and worksheets are used as teaching and learning materials.

Audio visual and multimedia materials, templates, worksheets and other materials for exercises and practices are prepared by the trainer and distributed to the participants. However, if there is a sufficient number of hardware such as computers, notebooks or tablets in the learning environment, all materials are provided in a digital format and studies are carried out in digital context.

In accordance with our waste reduction policy, printed materials are not distributed in this training unless it is educationally necessary.

Assessment and evaluation

In order to optimize the learning process according to the learners’ needs, the level of readiness of the learners is assessed informally by the trainer at the beginning of the training. The studies carried out by the learners, such as exercises and practices are assessed as indicators of the development / learning and the trainer provides feedback and adjusts learning activities based on them in order to ensure effective learning. In addition, at the end of the training, the Training Evaluation Questionnaire is applied.

All participants who complete the training receive a certificate of participation showing that they have completed the “Ethics in Local Governments” training and duration of the training they have received is clearly stated.


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