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Frontline Ethics, Masterclass

Frontline Ethics, Masterclass

Regular price $550.00 USD
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The masterclass combines focused talks, hands-on activities, and group discussion, with unique support material. Access details will be emailed shortly before the event after sign-up.

Looking for organisational bookings? Contact us for availability and pricing.


Field work practitioners are on the frontlines of ethical challenges. On the one hand we are tasked with understanding the full spectrum of life experiences, and on the other, are expected to operate within organisational, legal and moral norms. These challenges are compounded for practitioners operating globally, well beyond their, and their organisation’s belief systems and comfort zones. 

Studio D considers our ethical stance as core to our service offering—providing clients with the confidence that we can take on challenging projects, deliver value, whilst doing the “right thing” by our participants and the societies in which they live. We often present data and insights that are considered too ethically challenging to appropriately collect.

We’ve synthesised this learning into a half-day masterclass, where attendees are encouraged to surface and collectively address the ethical issues they face.


The Frontline Ethics masterclass covers the Studio D approach to running ethically challenging projects anywhere in the world. It equips attendees with the mental models and processes to effectively take on a wide array of ethical challenges in fieldwork and beyond.

The masterclass covers:

  • Mental models for thinking about workplace and fieldwork ethics
  • Understanding how ethical norms are set and play out in organisations and teams
  • How an organisation's ethical stance can drive the adoption of research results
  • How to set a teams’s ethical stance and accelerate the adoption of ethical norms
  • Ethical blindspots and how to identify them
  • The art and science of recovery when things (inevitably) go wrong

The masterclass includes numerous real-world case studies.


    Primary benefits include:
    • Having the confidence to take on ethically challenging projects
    • Doing the right thing under difficult circumstances
    • Personal, team and organisational growth


        The masterclass will be delivered via Zoom video conferencing with hands-on activities—as well as allocated time for conversations drawing on collective wisdom of the participants.

        WHO IS THIS FOR?

        The masterclass is for anyone who is responsible for the systematic collection and organisation of data, to inform and inspire how organisations think and act. This includes designers, strategists, researchers and a wide range of corporate functions.


        The Field Study Fundamentals Masterclass is lead by Jan Chipchase, the founder of Studio D, the author of The Field Study Handbook the definitive guide to running international research projects. His next book is about how people and organisations think and act.

        Studio D provides discreet research, design and strategy projects for commercial clients with a global remit. He previously founded and built the global research operations practice at frog design, across eight global studios, and started his career in Nokia, where he became Principal Scientist in the Tokyo Research Laboratory.


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