Micro-Ethics for Project Teams (several dates available)


Event details

Date and time 06.10.2020 17:1520:00  
Place and room
Speaker Siara Isaac
Category Internal trainings

This workshop deals with ‘micro’ ethics – the actions of individual engineers in their relations and interactions with other people*. There is good evidence that diverse teams can be more productive and effective than homogeneous teams, but diverse teams generate more issues around ethical interaction. This workshop will provide you with tools to be more aware of when/how issues arise and strategies to work more productively and fairly in heterogeneous teams. These tools will be immediately applicable in your current project, and also form a solid basis of intercultural communication for working in international or multinational contexts. 90% of MAKE students who participated in spring 2020 reported learning new strategies to work together in non‐discriminatory ways.

This interactive workshop is mandatory for students in interdisciplinary projects funded by the MAKE committee (Racing Team, Robocontest, Solar Boat, GrowBotHub, Rocket Team, etc). But anyone who would like to attend is welcome!

If you can't participate, please note that this workshop will also take place on
- Oct. 08th, 2020, 13:15-16:00 in room GC A3 30
- Oct. 12th, 2020, 16:15-19:00 in room CM 1 120
- Oct. 14th, 2020, 16:15-19:00 in room GC B3 30

Les supports de l'atelier sont en anglais, mais votre participation en français est bienvenue.

If you have any questions, just drop us a line [email protected]

*The 2 other main aspects of being an ethical engineer are managing the ’macro’ societal impacts technological advances (like the way social networks and AI are changing societies) and ‘meso’ or institution-level decisions (like a company’s ethical procurement policies).