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Many organizations enact codes and provide training and assessments to improve unethical conduct among their employees. While these steps are necessary, they may be insufficient and even counterproductive, unless the organization is prepared to deep-dive into the behavior of its employees, to find out whether they truly believe that ethical behavior is appreciated and rewarded. In order to do so, the organization must be able to identify destructive power imbalances in employee relationships resulting in workplace bullying, harassment, and favoritism, and assess whether these have been adequately addressed, as this has a direct bearing whether misconduct is reported.

In this workshop, participants will learn to recognize indicators of poor ethical culture in their organization. They will also through case studies and discussions, learn how to identify destructive power imbalances in employee relationships, and how this can be addressed. They will also be exposed to various accountability mechanisms that can be used to increase ethical behavior in the organization, and reduce the risk of misconduct.

  • Understand the impact of destructive power imbalances in employee relationships on the organization’s culture
  • Recognize the indicators of such power imbalances
  • Understand how to use accountability mechanisms to increase ethical behavior and reduce the risk of misconduct

Dr Elsa Satkunasingam is a Senior Business Development Adviser, Corporate Governance at Iclif Executive Education Center at Asia School of Business. She conducts training programs and carries out research in corporate governance. She was formerly the Deputy General Manager, Corporate Secretariat Division at the Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation specializing in research and training on corporate governance and compliance. She was also the head of the Corporate Governance Department at the Malaysian Stock Exchange and was involved in the development of the 2nd edition of the Corporate Governance Guide, the Sustainability Reporting Guide and Toolkits and the AGM Guide for Listed Companies. She also reviewed governance disclosures in annual reports of listed issuers which resulted in each company receiving an individual report of their disclosures and areas for improvement.

She holds a PhD from Monash University and a Master of Laws and Bachelor of Laws from University Malaya. She has published several book chapters and journal articles in the area of corporate governance.

Senior Business Development Advisor Corporate Governance

Senior Management, Heads of Department, Compliance Officers


Excellent program



Very informative slides & training materials, with life examples for us to relate to. Special thanks to Dr. Elsa for her well organized training session, in-depth knowledge of the subject & real life experience shared with us. Looking forward for more programs to come

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Managing Culture to Prevent Misconduct

MARCH 7 – 8

9.00am – 1.00pm

Changes to the delivery mode for ASB ICLIF Executive Education courses may be made in accordance with government policies

Program Fee

RM 1,500

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