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Ethical Decision-Making for Government Employees (Republic of the Marshall Islands)

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This course will be delivered on-site in Marshall Islands.

Registration is open to insular government professionals.

This course is limited to public sector professional working from the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Course Description

Are you faced with tough decisions about how to handle sensitive situations in your mission? Explore the ethical hazards and dilemmas facing officials and review methods of analyzing and resolving them in this participative workshop. Come away with a skill-set for dealing with the common, right vs. wrong hazards (temptations) and the more difficult right vs. right conflicts or dilemmas that auditors face. Also, learn ways to mitigate the risks, fortify the courage associated with carrying out ethical decisions, and review how to integrate effective ethics control systems into an organization.

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After the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Anticipate and recognize ethical dilemmas as well as distinguish right vs. wrong temptations from the right vs. right ethical hazards and dilemmas that officials face in their work
  • Select, describe, and use the appropriate ethical decision-making process from a survey of widely accepted models
  • Describe the causes of unethical behavior and methods of discouraging that behavior
  • Mitigate the internal and external inhibitors to carrying out decisions when there are potential risks involved
  • Help establish an ethics control system in an organization

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for decision makers, such as finance and financial management officers and action official in the Republic of Marshall Islands.


With funding support from the Project to Strengthen Budget Execution and Financial Reporting Systems (PFM), courses are available free of charge for RMI government PFM professionals. The course fee is waived and there is no cost to register and attend. Professionals who do not meet the above criteria, please contact [email protected]

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For all on-site training in the insular areas, the Graduate School USA's Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) works closely with local training hosts to ensure that participants, instructors, and training support staff enjoy a safe learning experience. Please note the following:

  • Full details of PITI-VITI's health and safety guidelines are available here.
  • Local health and safety guidelines for the government of Marshall Islands, which will be hosting this training, is available at
  • Please contact PITI-VITI Admin at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.










December 09, 2022

6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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CPEs - 8 Credit Hours

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On-Site, Marshall Islands

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Majuro International Conference Center, Marshall Islands

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Bernard Adiniwin

Bernard Adiniwin

Republic of Marshall Islands

Bernard J. Adiniwin started working for the Government in 2001 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in a number of positions for 12 years. Bernard was appointed by the Public Service Commission in March 28, 2022, as the Attorney-General, which received the concurrence of the Cabinet as required under the Constitution of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Drummond Kahn

Drummond Kahn

Portland, OR

Drummond Kahn serves on the faculty of the Graduate School USA, training auditors and financial managers in the U.S. and overseas.  Since 1990, Mr. Kahn served in federal, state, and local government auditing positions.

Junior Patrick

Junior Patrick

Republic of Marshall Islands

Mr. Patrick was appointed on January 11th, 2011 as the 4th Auditor-General of the Government of Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). As Auditor-General, he is responsible for auditing and/or supervising the audit of all public funds and accounts of the Marshall Islands including those of all departments or offices of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the government and of any public corporation or other statutory constituted under the law of the Marshall Islands.

Kino Kabua

Kino Kabua

Republic of Marshall Islands

Kino S. Kabua is currently the Chief Secretary and has been in her position since March of 2020.  Prior to that, she was the Deputy Chief Secretary overseeing the National Disaster Management Office in the Marshall Islands, having joined the Office of the Chief Secretary in 2015.