Professionalism and Environmental Ethics Masterclass
17 October 2012, Birmingham
About this masterclass
(NB. This course has been expanded to cover a full day, allowing participants ample time to explore real life scenarios in group-based discussions)
As professionals in the fields of ecology and environmental management we can face conflicting demands from clients; employers; the objectives of local authorities and competent bodies; legal and regulatory requirements; and the needs of local communities. These demands can create ethical challenges which require our professionalism, rigor, honesty and provision of the best possible advice.
This masterclass will teach participants the skills and knowledge required to build a professional reputation and high professional standards.
IEEM’s Code of Professional Conduct will be used as a basis for many of the discussions, along with real-life scenarios of professional challenges.
Participants will also be encouraged to bring along their own case studies and experiences.
Jim Baxter, Professional Ethics Development Officer at the University of Leeds
- An understanding of the fundamentals of ‘professionalism’ and ‘environmental ethics’ and how these concepts are linked in relation to ecology and environmental management.
- Knowledge of how to negotiate conflicts of interest (e.g. in species conservation, planning and woodland management).
- Awareness of the obligations on professionals in comparison to other social roles.
- An improved understanding of how local environmental concerns match up to global objectives.
- Identification of the principles and values that should guide our professional behaviour.
Date and Venue
Wednesday 17 October 2012, Birmingham
(10:00 - 16:00)
Atkins, 10 Holliday Street, Birmingham B1 1TF
Intermediate - Advanced
IEEM Members: £175
Lunch will be included along with other refreshments throughout the day.
Confirmation of bookings
Bookings will be confirmed by email.
In the event of cancellation, a 50% refund will be made if advised before 3 October 2012; no refunds after this date. All cancellations must be received in writing. Substitutions can be made at any time.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Attendance at this masterclass counts towards the CPD requirements for IEEM members (6 hours).
For any further information not detailed above, please contact Helen Boulden (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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