How Well Do Your Members Know Your Code of Ethics?

How Well Do Your Members Know Your Code of Ethics?

By: Mina M. Larson

Creating and maintaining an ethical culture in your industry requires ongoing education, even for professionals with high integrity and the best intentions. Here's how to make sure your members understand your code of ethics and how it should guide their conduct.

A practitioner is shocked when he finds out that he has violated his association's code of ethics and will be investigated by its professional ethics and disciplinary review committee. A member is caught off-guard when she realizes that her association has a code of conduct that she agreed to abide by but doesn't remember seeing when she signed up for membership. She had neglected to report a previous DUI, which was in direct violation of the code. ...