Course Details | Católica Porto Business School

Message from the Director

For most people who care about ethics, the issue is not the business case, but the promotion of the values ​​and the cost of lack of ethics.

In fact, regardless of the approach, bad ethical practices may mean the loss of an organisation’s greatest assets: its reputation. So the management of ethical risks is now considered by a growing number of organisations as a crucial aspect and the development of ethical performance management systems begin to be seen in a comprehensive and integrated approach that goes far beyond the mere existence of a code of ethics or conduct.
The construction and maintenance of an effective and robust performance management system of ethics allow consolidate trusts, whether externally or internally and ensure alignment between the actions of employees and the organisation's values, contributing to better performance. The main reason for the creation of this course was to support organisations in this process, which we believe is fundamental.

Helena Gonçalves
Director of the Executive Organisational Ethics Course: Implementation and Management


This course aims to support participants to develop an ethical performance management system in their organisation. At the end of the course participants will be able to identify, know and understand: 
  • What can be an ethical performance management system of an organisation;
  • What are the implications to explain the principles of the organisation's performance; because the management of compliance is not enough to protect the organisation from bad ethical practices risks.

Who attends
Directors, managers and others responsible for implementing codes of ethics / conduct or develop ethics and compliance management programmes.

Candidates Profile

Applicants must have a high education degree. Candidates who do not have this requirement may be accepted provided their background and knowledge acquired by professional experience justify such admission. The process of selection and ranking of candidates will be done according to the requirements defined in the Regulation governing this training and always based on curricular and professional judgment, taking into account the submission order of the respective applications.



14 hours + 2 hours of seminar


Tuesdays from 9am to 7pm


Tuesdays from 9am to 7pm

Programme Direction

Helena Gonçalves


Católica Porto Business School

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The Executive Course in Organisational Ethics: Implementation and Management has the support of EDP, in particular with the participation of its Ombudsman.

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The Executive Course in Organisational Ethics: Implementation and Management has the support of AGEGE / Portal Ver.

“In the ten years that separate us from the launch of the first corporate code of ethics in 2005, EDP made a path that allows us today to have a much more mature ethical performance management system, which includes the claims management process, training and awareness, performance indicators and accountability to stakeholders. In developing this system we have relied on the continued technical support of the Católica Porto team and, therefore, I believe that this course, combining theoretical knowledge with real field experience can be an asset to all those who, in organisations, wish to start or develop work in this area.”
José Figueiredo Soares, Ombudsman of EDP


You can make your online application here.

You can also deliver your application personally at the administrative offices of the school or mail to:

Católica Porto Business School
Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327
4169-005 Porto

Elements for Application:

  • Duly completed application form;
  • Detailed CV;
  • An updated photograph;
  • Identification Document photocopy / Taxpayer Card;



650€ + VAT

Payment Policy

When applying it should be paid 10% of the programme's amount. The remaining amount must be settled in accordance with the payment schedule set. VAT at the legal rate must be added to all prices.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of an entry within 15 days prior to the start of the programme will lead to no reimbursement of the registration fee. A no-show or cancellation of a registration after the start of the programme involves its full payment. In certain circumstances, the Católica Porto Business School may postpone or cancel the implementation of a programme and in that case shall return in full all the amounts charged.

Special conditions

The attendance fee will have a 10% discount in case there are two enrolments from the same institution or 15% for three or more enrolments. Former students of Catholic University and EGE - Business Management School will benefit from a 10% discount. AEP Members will have a 10% discount and the associated AEP Plus benefit of a deduction of 13%. Member of ACEGE and Portal Ver subscribers benefit of 10% discount. Discounts are not cumulative.


Executive Coordination

Margarida Mota


Tel: 226196260

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