"Ethicana" is a powerful new training program featuring a movie intended to combat corruption in the global engineering and construction industry. The film is a drama, but it does reflect an unfortunate reality.
The program calls on participants to promote greater ethical decision-making in those industries. "Ethicana's" drama portrays how to avoid falling prey to corruption, as well as how to have the moral courage to expose it. The 42-minute film and its companion materials were created by the Global Anti-Corruption Education and Training (ACET) initiative, a concerted effort to reduce worldwide corruption in engineering and construction.
Optimized for compliance officers and educators, "Ethicana" is targeted at contractors, governments, financial institutions, equipment providers, and consulting firms in engineering, architecture, construction, and management. The program is ideal for corporate training and university instruction.
In addition to subtitles in English for the hearing impaired, "Ethicana" is subtitled in 28 other languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
The Global Anti-Corruption Education and Training initiative was conceived by William P. Henry and directed by Jimmy H. Smith. Leadership for the video project and co-executive producers included William P. Henry, Arthur Fox, Robert Crist, Howard Schirmer, Jr., Steven Nichols, Wendy Hallgren, Carl Skooglund, Lee Tashjian, and Michael Sanio.
Technical advisers included Joseph Manous, Kamel Ayadi, and 47 other professionals. The initiative could not have launched without the assistance of engineering and construction firms, development banks, and engineering societies.