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This course looks at various case studies of ethical conundrums throughout the industry. The course will start with a discussion on the concept of ethics, include recent examples of ethical breaches, and end with an overview of steps to take to avoid future ethical dilemmas in the workplace. Participants will gain skills in identifying, navigating and circumventing current and potential future ethical challenges. Concepts such as informed consent, pricing, safety, marketing considerations, and regulatory requirements will be covered.

This course is intended to be an interactive discussion-driven seminar open to all experience levels. In addition, this course will prepare attendees to identify ethical issues, to understand what drives these decisions, and to avoid making unethical decisions/environments.

Below are some relevant and recommended (but not required) documentaries to review before taking the course:

  • The Dropout (Hulu)
  • 20/20: The Dropout (ABC)
  • Bad Blood (AppleTV)
  • The Inventor: Out for blood in Silicon Valley (HBOMax)
  • Dopesick (Hulu)


  1. Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM EST
  2. Monday, September 19th, 2022 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM EST
  3. Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST


Session 1:

  • Introduction to the Concept of Ethics
  • Discussion on Ethical Dilemmas and Various Approaches to Complex Decisions
  • A Distinction Between Ethics, Morals, and Values
  • Ethics in Clinical Research
  • CRISPR Considerations
  • Tuskegee Study

Session 2:

  • Modern Breaches in Ethics in Biopharma Industry 

Session 3:

  • A Discussion on Penalties and Fines
  • Strategies to Act Ethically: Business Ethics & PMI’s Ethical Decision-Making Framework (EDMF)


Nazma M. Rosado, MAOL, PMP, CMQ/OE
Principal Consultant, Avion Consulting

Nazma has over 25 years of experience in the leadership, team and organizational development spaces. She served as the Global Head of Organizational Development at several large Pharma companies prior to her transition to consulting. She works with senior leaders to help change behaviors that shape the company’s culture and increase employee engagement, inclusion, and belonging. Nazma has a passion for people and a strong desire to make the workplace more diverse, engaging, and productive by choice. She is an experienced executive coach and has helped senior leaders develop their staff, teams, and selves.

Nazma is a versatile and results-driven consultant with demonstrated experience in executive coaching, team development, business process optimization and change management practices. She is highly skilled at training strategy design/delivery, change management needs identification, and creating cultures that value diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is an analytical and strategic thinker who develops scalable, repeatable, and sustainable strategies and results; strategically utilizes instructor-led, eLearning and web-based curricula to deliver maximum results and uses analytics to determine ROI.

Nazma has a B.A. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Psychology from Colgate University and a M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Nazma has earned many professional certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt (6σ), and Certifications in Change Management from APMG and Prosci.