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Title:مجموعه مروری امتحانات AICP کد اخلاقی AICP این وب‌کست فقط برای مشاهده در دسترس است. برای اعتبارات AICP CM قابل استفاده نیست. ۲۳/۰۳/۲۰۱۲ قسمتي از متن فيلم: Um we have I’ve turned on the start start broadcast because we have it’s 9 o’clock that would be the main reason this is Jackie rouse I’m Dion […]

Title:مجموعه مروری امتحانات AICP کد اخلاقی AICP

این وب‌کست فقط برای مشاهده در دسترس است. برای اعتبارات AICP CM قابل استفاده نیست. ۲۳/۰۳/۲۰۱۲

قسمتي از متن فيلم: Um we have I’ve turned on the start start broadcast because we have it’s 9 o’clock that would be the main reason this is Jackie rouse I’m Dion organizer today we have about 95 people who are logged in at this point so I think we’re going to wait a few minutes before we

Actually start start the webinar but I want you to know that we were all set up and if you’re having at this moment technical issues that you cannot hear the broadcast you can send a a message and we’ll try and help you out with whatever the problem is Melissa Gilbert

From Guilbeau excuse me from the UH North Carolina chapter is going to answer technical questions in the beginning and she’ll be with this tool around 9:30 and then she’s going to leave us and it will just be me and the in our presenter and I’m not going to

Get into you know talk and giving you the background on the presenter yet because I’m gonna wait a few more minutes let’s wait until 9:10 to start and that’ll give everybody you know that some extra time because it does does take people people sometimes people don’t realize that it takes a few

Minutes to get logged in so that’s about it for for the next few minutes hi everyone it’s some six minutes after nine and I think we have had 150 160 people logged in so I think that we’re going to go ahead and get started on this at first I have a couple of

Announcements to make and the first is a general question if you’re having trouble either seeing or in hearing the presentation then the first thing that you should do is is you it’s probably the most common problem is a bad connection so you might want to a log

Out and then log back in and that seems to resolve all most situations the second announcement I’d like to make is a reminder that next week is the eighth and last session in the AICP exam review webinar series and it has been rescheduled from the normal Friday time

To Thursday morning so you want to might want to make a note to remind yourself that that that it is one Thursday we hope that all of you have been listening to all the webinars and have have gotten a lot of out of them and feel that they

Are really going to be helpful to you in taking the exam and as also as a reminder if you want to go back and we go back and review review the webinar I’ll watch it again that all of these are posted as past webcasts on the Utah

Website which I’m sure you would have have have already visited in order to sign up for the webinars and if you know anyone else is taking the exams who for some reason did not know about the webcasts you know they they can go and go in there and view over the past

Webcast – we are going to try and get the this session loaded onto and upload it and post it on the the utah site this afternoon and that’s our game plan at this point in time our presenter today is Sharon Suarez who is the president of the Maryland chapter

She is also a certified professional planner in with experience but also as a certified preservation specialist and an environmental consultant and she has provided a ICP exam training in in ethics and other areas at regional and national planning conferences and training events for the past 10 years Sharon has focused on housing research

And policy in her career but before that she had more comprehensive involvement in regional policy planning environmental planning and military community planning stateside and abroad Sharon currently serves on several executive boards the Center for the Study of economics in Philadelphia the Montgomery County Maryland affordable housing conference in the Maryland

Chapter of the American Planning Association which I just had already told you that she is saw president of she has a Bachelor of Arts laude from West Virginia University and a Master of Public Administration in executive leadership from American University she’s a member of several honor societies and she lives in

Frederick maryland with her husband Alan who’s also involved in armed planning and all she has to to be chanteuse princess and Porcia so that gives you a little bit of background on our Sharon and at this point I’m going to turn the turn this over to Sharon who is going to

Going to be presenting the session so I’m going to mute me and um she’s going to mute her and turn me on pardon the expression hi everyone welcome to the webinar I’m I’m delighted you’ve gotten up early and I’m going to try to give you the kind of background I think the

We’ll get you started in your stand and successfully so in your preparation for the ICP exam so today I have tried to organize this so it’s it’s going to be easy to latch on to I’m going to talk a little bit about why the Code of Ethics

Is important and why are good of Ethics in particular is different than many other professional codes and how our code determines what we as planners bring to the table I do have a skit I actually photographed and audio taped a skit and I’m going to present that and

Then we can have some discussion questions after it at that time you’ll be able to use the polling function and then after we have answered about seven of those questions I’m going to go over some examples of test questions now hopefully you enjoy this if you have any

Problem though hearing me or seeing the screen please send Jackie or send Jackie or Melissa a little chat message okay here we go when I studied ethics back in the day it was very confusing at that time that could have ethics had written and revamped several times it was not taught

It was not taught specifically or in terms of scenarios or examples it was presented in in a way that sort of did leave us with the impression that ethics is a complex and almost existential situation or study it was it was we did get a sense that there were competing

Interests and we did get a sense that it was there was no Pat answer aside from that we all wondered what in the heck is ethics well since that time since our code of ethics was written there been a lot of studies on these that were agreed upon the joining

Of which was agreed upon by the members so these were communities of will or of interests and there was a an incredible and distinct link to communities of will or professional societies and urbanization and industrialization so codes of ethics became important and are realized for their importance because they actually create professional

Communities they identify the common will or the reason why we have agreed to join together and that includes our ideals and our aspirations a professional codes of ethics identify roles of the of that society within the larger society so they always talk about responsibilities they regulated behavior

For several reasons one they were they were proud actually and they wanted to post their pride in their specific kind of behavior which generally speaking was aimed at a much higher bar in whatever specific area of professionalism this a given society was was in it and they announced and quite quite proudly how

The professionals within the community would hold themselves accountable so code this was recently this was in 2002 I believe in an educational conference actually and this people have been going on and on about you know what our codes about that even to this day as it’s not

It’s not set in stone but I found this this particular statement extremely apropos for us this morning it was written by Silvana Elena Alinsky and it’s in a white paper that was presented she says coded codes of ethics unanimously postulates that adoption and adherence to a set of standards for

Work-related conduct require a personal commitment to act ethically and I have undermined that underlined that a personal commitment to act ethically and an individual responsibility to aspire to the highest possible standards of conduct now I could have also emphasized the word fire and that’s going to play big into some of the subsequent

Discussions I’m going to we’re going to have this morning about the AICP code of ethics the personal commitment act ethically we hope will result in something called ethical competency if we have to be told on a day-to-day basis how to act if we have to refer on a

Day-to-day basis to a list of you shall not do such-and-such then we’re shy of ethical compass competency we ethical competence is the possession of an appropriate personal a set of personal and professional values and the end the ability to apply them effectively in a myriad actually a professional settings

So we don’t have a one one thing fits all settings we have to have the fest of the facility the ethical facility based on Education and commitment to a code of ethics in order to guide our behaviors and an awareness of where we can turn if we’re unsure

Now in 1989 mark Frankel who’s actually not a planner but he is a science working in the science science community and he spoke he focuses much of his writing on on ethics and he wrote a seminal piece that basically grouped various codes of ethics based on their

Functions and he he was able to determine that there are three major functions in all ethical codes the aspirational which is giving ideals to strive for the educational which is obviously to educate some some persons or some groups or constituencies and then the regulatory function so in the regulatory function of course we’re

Hoping to prevent or punish violations and that’s that’s an interesting use of regulation isn’t it it’s basically saying that if you know how we’re going to do you’re going to be punished you will not you will not do something it’s that’s that’s what keeps you on the

Straight and narrow and I’m just gonna take a minute here to point out that you know education and aspiration can also be motivations for right behavior right okay so typically codes address all three functions to some degree but in all the codes I’ve reviewed and in all the codes that Franco reviewed they

You’re able to see that what each each code each professional code typically concentrates on one function more than others it’s typically weighted in one of those functions so it can be called for practive or for practical purposes either an aspirational code an educational code or a regulatory code I

Mean they always could include some aspects of the others but they typically they typically concentrate on one more than the others and and hours I think you’re going to see does does focus on one more so than other professions that we work with when I looked at the ethics

Of our our code and our what I’m going to call our sister no no gender bias intended our sister professions architects civil engineers and landscape architects I was able to see quite frankly the differences between us and our sister professions it’s critical because we often wonder as

Planners I’m sure I’m not the only one I’m sure many of you won this what the dingdong do we bring to the table and and that think unless we know how can we how can we expect our sister professions to understand right so it’s really important not only for us all right our

Identity but it’s important for the other our coat our Co professionals in other profession and other skills and other crafts to understand that we actually do bring a different a different set of skills to any project or program that we’re involved with when I looked at the AIA and the ASCE and the

ASL a codes I did find that they’re primarily regulatory that doesn’t mean that they didn’t have some aspirational aspects it doesn’t mean that you know they didn’t have some idealism and some value statements not at all but they all said that the primary obligation or they might say their primary value or some

Paramount then we’ll use those words and that they will say that the primary obligation in effect is to the safety health and welfare of the public and and that makes sense because these professionals all of them design they actually sign papers they’re involved in construction and they are in fact held

Liable for their involvement in construction or in the health things that affect the safety and welfare of the public when I compared our code of ethics to that I found and I this is absolutely if you walk away with nothing else our code of ethics is an aspirational document it has all the

Other components that we talked about but we have in addition to a brief introduction essentially four sections to our code one entire section section na is committed to our aspirational principles and ideals so here are some numbers that I want you to sort of remember we have

۲۱ principles that are sort of relegated among three different types of responsibilities aspirational responsibilities we have 26 rules of conduct we have 17 procedural elements and we have four rules for planners convicted of serious crimes will go into the system in more detail later but section a again is the aspirational

Section section B is the rules of conduct section C is the procedural section and section D and this is the most recently added one I’d like to say I’d like to think it was just added as an afterthought as opposed to being added because we needed it but obviously it’s

It’s for planners convicted of serious crimes not always our plan our serious crimes related to planning they could be related to any of a number of other kinds of crimes but they still you still have to report them and we’ll talk about that later so we have four sections

Again the big section of difference between our code and the code of our sister professions and and the codes of many other professions is our section a our section that’s devoted to the aspirations ideals and principles to which we will commit in it identifies our paramount obligation and it’s both

To our professional society but also to our our goals and aspirational objective our primary objective we’ll get into later this this particular section attempts to create our community by our commitment to mutually held ideals instead of just by the we shall not to the regulatory section it’s huge it’s

Huge one of the the many reasons why as you know our our regulatory section again is something that we look at often just to make sure we haven’t screwed up you know what I’m saying it’s not something that gives us a forward view of how we want to act it doesn’t give us

A full review of what we want to strive for what should we want to strive something something ideal something we want to aim for so we’re here in the present we want to do the right thing if you were a religious of a religious meant and studied Paul Tillich you would

Read you would recall that he used to say love God and do what you want or do what you will the goal I’m not saying to believe in religion or not I don’t give a flip frankly but there is a real truth and a real benefit to be to having an aspiration toward

Which you you want to go it guides your present day and and it gets you closer to your ideal than anything else simply following the now shalt nots doesn’t doesn’t build an ideal life but it does keep you out of channel so planners are actually aimed at a higher bar and we’re

Commitment to each other and to our to our professional society is based not just upon an agreement to stay out of jail for certain reasons but to our commitment to our aspirations and our ideals and principles section a is one of the most amazing sections of any code

I have read and if you get a chance to go to any of the other professional websites that I’ve mentioned you will come away I believe with the same awareness this is an amazing section and this statement ladies and gentleman tells you what we bring to the table

Our primary obligation is to serve the public interest and we therefore owe our allegiance to a conscientiously attained concept of the public interest that is formulated through continuous and open debate there you go guys continuous and open debate in the past I used to say if you’re not comfortable with citizen participation with

Coworkers with whomever disagreeing with you wanting to to to brainstorm on ideas you might be in the wrong profession I’ve sort of mellowed a little bit on that but there is still some some truth to that view it doesn’t mean though that you get out of planning it means you

Gain the skills to allow yourself to become comfortable with and to see continuous and open debate we as planners are must become skilled in arts of persuasion and communication in in the art of public meeting constructs in in public process constructs that allow continuous and open debate this is what

We bring to the table within that we are caught we have to be conscious of the rights of others have special concern for long-ranged consequences pay attention to the interrelatedness of decisions provide timely attic clear and accurate performance now they’re slightly they’re mentioned they’re worded differently in the in the

Actual code which I I hope you have in front of you but this is the the the nut and bolt of each of the items I’m going to read through this is the main this is the main thrust if I spell them all out you know the slide that we would have

Hundreds of slides so I had to convince it just a bit but this is the kernel of each of the principles or inspirational principles and I sort of followed the same pattern by the way throughout our discussion of the code just for brevity’s sake we give people the opportunity to have meaningful impact

You know I’m gonna I’m gonna digress just a teeny bit on this this is huge this is why planners are are you’ve heard the term public process early and often well to some extent you know we we don’t have any given rule for the frequency and the the point the process

We actually provide public input but generally speaking based on the unique situation of any given project to program we as planners give we provide opportunities for meaningful impact if you if you know there’s a whole different I’m sure you’ve already participated in the in the citizen participation webinar public hearings

Are the the last and cheapest and easiest form of public citizen participation it’s the least likely but it is a way but it’s not the best in my opinion way to and it’s not the only way certainly to have meaningful impact if you’re a citizen planners need to look

At other ways other to provide other opportunities throughout to have meaningful impact many many planners are scared to death in fact a lot of folks will hold there will actually go through a lot of the project take it to the public after many decisions are made get

The int get the citizens input and then make and then be outraged you know it happens all the time it’s not it’s not some thing that doesn’t happen now if you’ve been if you’re kept on to uh sort of on top of what that me in the Washington DC area you’ll

See that there were several planning directors not just one there’s several that have been in the news lately because they have not been able to deal with citizen input and in a way that maybe we would we would want them to not that they they won’t do fine in the long

Run but this is a challenge that all planners continue to have we need to embrace it and and figure out good ways to embrace citizen input input and to provide opportunities for meaningful impact we seek social justice this has gotten this has been an issue for

Planners not because we don’t want to do it because but because many employers are little a little afraid that we might really do it so there’s been a lot of the the federal planning as as always until recently there wasn’t really a push to get a ICPs into military

Planning and I’ll tell you something Jerry’s Eckert of the arm of US Army he’s had a plenty for the Army and I’ll tell you some he’s done a marvelous job he has always wanted to validate the ASEP credential as a planning credential there’s been a a sea change in the

Acceptance of the AICP within the military planning process as the appropriate credential but this and various other things have have made some employers in the past slightly antsy about the efficacy tendencies of what they felt was a professional planner perhaps rightly so but we do still have

To seek social justice we have to weigh it we have to make decisions and make recommendations based upon a full awareness of the social impacts of our decisions we do promote excellence of design but we are not primarily technicians of design that’s a huge one for many many of planners other

Professions are really into the technical aspects of design we are interested in community design but not to the exclusion of citizen impact public produce patient open and continuous debate that’s a huge huge understanding we do want to deal fairly with all participants in the planning process the second responsibility in our

Aspirational section is that we owe diligent creative competent performance of work in pursuit of our client or employers interests such performance however and this is emphasized this is part of the statement is emphasized such performance however shall always be consistent with our faithful service to the public interest now within this is

Our commitment to exercise independent professional judgment to accept the decisions of our client or employer that’s almost you know it almost sounds like that’s a conflict right it’s not what it means is that we need to give our employers what they what we think they need to understand we need to be

Able to warn them that certain things are not okay and we will not we will not do anything illegal or the contradicts their our primary obligation to the public interest now does that mean that we pack our bags as soon as our employer doesn’t take our advice no no it does

Mean though that we really need to work on our again our art and skills related to communication and persuasion not just you know to our employer but also to also to the public of course in fact a lot of the political issues we’re having now as a as a profession are really to

Communication skills we’ll talk about that later anyway – we need to avoid conflict of interest or even the appearance of one this is you know that all all professions that deal that I’ve read all codes of ethics deal with this one this is a a major human issue in

Ethics regardless of whether you’re a member of a professional society or not conflict of interests and decision making but when it gets in the public realm it becomes absolutely not okay now our third responsibility is that we will contribute to the development and of our profession we’ll try to improve

Our knowledge and techniques we’ll make work relevant to solutions of community problems in other words we as opposed to many other things that I’m sure you’ve all been aware of we will not plop down a one-size-fits-all plan or a design or program we will tailor make to the

Community to the community’s problem we may take lessons learned but we will not develop a one-size-fits-all solution we will also attempt at every opportunity to increase the public understanding of planning activities will protect and enhance the integrity of our profession educate the public about planning issues

This is huge this is actually what we need to be about right now there’s a big groundswell and for those of you who’ve attended the conference and heard Robin Raiders communications presentations understand exactly what we’re talking about we need to educate the public about planning issues we need to use

Lexicons that they understand we need to tie planning issues and words to everyday lives of citizens we need to describe a comment on the work and views of other professionals we need to share the results of experience knowledge that contribute to the body of planning knowledge we need to examine the

Applicability of planning theories methods research etc so the facts and analysis of each particular situation and we shall not accept the applicability of a customary solution without first establishing its appropriateness of the situation now in your citizen participation webinar you might have run into a question about

This and it may show up on the on the AICP exam it it has in the past I can’t say there will of course but if there is there is no particular time or methodology for constructing a pump a citizen participation process it does depend upon the situation in the problem

That’s that is just an aside and but it certainly is a good example of how this fits it again as we mentioned before we don’t design a community that’s successful in one community and then without change apply that program policy to another community’s problem we do attempt we must attempt we must tailor

It to the the specific communities problem it may look the same in the in law at the outcome but we must review them via B whatever we do whatever program design project we do to the specific problem in front of us we will contribute time and resources to professional developments now this is

This has been sort of taken a hit lately because of budgets but we are committed as a profession to doing this so one of the examples you have now is this particular webinar series you know what a great a great series so we want to invest in our in our beginning

Professionals we want you to understand what the organization the AICP institute is what what the profession wants from you we need your buy-in and that’s essentially you know what we’re we’re looking for into tests do you want to understand what it is to be an AICP do

You understand the values and ideals to which we aspire are you committed to helping us reach this as a professional society G we do want to increase professional opportunities for members of upper were underrepresented groups to become professional planners we do want to help them advance in the profession

We do want to continue to enhance our professional education and training once you’re in a ICP you are a lifelong learner you may I’m hoping you were before I assumed you were before but if you weren’t or if you thought your education was done you can just kiss that little button said

But you are now entering into a lifelong learning process and a lifelong commitment to helping others we will custom Attica Lee and critically analyze ethical ethical issues and we will contribute time pardon the duplication there an effort to groups lacking and adequate planning resources and voluntary professional

Activities now just a little note here when we contribute time it’s our personal time if you’re a public sector planner it doesn’t necessarily mean let me just cancel this what that’s all about it doesn’t mean that you can volunteer your co-workers time or your agency’s time it doesn’t mean that you

Can you can divert resources from that from your your company or your agency to the volunteer effort you have made you know you need to get a lot of a lot of budgets are based on on on diligently hashed out agreements on how money is going to be spent and money again is

Tight so you have to be real careful in this if you contribute time and you volunteer you need to make sure you’re if you use any of your private or public sector resources that are not yours they’re not in your bank account or not your off hours you need to get make sure

That there is total buy-in from the people giving you the money now section B are our rules of ethical behavior they are our this is this these are V in the code these are the we shall not now I’ve stated them in a more positive way and this also new briefer but basically

These are the bow shalt nots I’ve stated them again so that we can read them as things we will do we will provide accurate act adequate timely clear and accurate information we will we will not accept assignments unless we can do them and do them right you know they have to

Be we won’t do anything we won’t accept any assignment it’s illegal or in violation of our our rules we won’t take a position in public that’s this opposite a position we took within the past three years we won’t do work for another planner or a related employer while we’re a salary planner

For someone else as public officials or employees and this is aimed out obviously more toward the public this particular one we won’t accept and from any other anything anyone other than our public employer any conversation or any advantage that may be perceived is related to our public officer employment

We won’t perform work on a project for a client or employer in addition to the agreed upon compensation from our client or employer there’s a possible there’s a possible possibility of direct personal or final gain to us if there is or if there’s a possibility of personal direct

Personal or family gaint to our family members or persons living in our home we really can’t do that unless our client or our employer actually knows about it and consents in writing through the arrangement so this this is our long-range consequences we really we have to be diligent on this we can’t use

To our personal advantage confidential information you know disclosure should not be made until we verify the facts and exhausted efforts to obtain reconsideration you know unless we’re trying to prevent a violation of law so we don’t engage in private communications with planning process participants if the discussions

Relate to a matter on which we have the opportunity or authority to make a binding or final determination this is a real this is really my critical principle we just don’t do it it’s one of these things upfront you know you should keep this in mind actually also

Because it’s going to come up later in the in the presentation we don’t have private discussions with assistant decision-makers in the planning process we don’t we don’t misrepresent the qualifications reviews of other professionals we don’t solicit prospective clients or employment through false or misleading claims harassment or duress we do not miss fade

Our education experience or training this is you know these now this gets down to things that many of us are doing right now you know putting together resumes trying to make you know put ourselves in the best light don’t mistake anything don’t mistake don’t claim that you’re a hero when you were

Or a director when you were you were actually a project manager there’s nothing wrong with that don’t miss state your education if all you have is coursework say that you know don’t don’t make it up don’t sell yourself it’s amazing to this day how few a little vetting sometimes takes place but it

Typically always comes out in the end and you can jeopardize that only your future but the future of the organization that hires you don’t sell or offer to sell services by stating or implying the ability to influence decisions by improper means don’t use the power of The Seeker obtain special advantage

Don’t accept work beyond our professional confidence unless the client or employer understands and agrees that the work will be performed by another professional competent to perform the work now this is tough for those of you in the private sector and actually now because budgets are tight

In the public sector you know we all want us to show that we deserve the money we’re getting you know we want to continue the line of funding but we really have to be careful if we can’t do it we jeopardize not only our our relationship with the person who who

Hired us or who’s funding us but we jeopardize the reputation of the agency or company we work with and we it really puts a kibosh often on getting any future where we don’t accept work for a fee or pro bono that we know cannot be formed performed with the promptness

Required by the prospective client or that is required by the circumstance of the assignment this is related to to what I just said before generally speaking you know if it’s pro bono work we need to be able to do it with our own resources I mean if you’re

A private sector company and you volunteer a pro bono work or even if you you take a fee for you have to be real careful to only take on that amount of work you can do you know keep your word we’re keep making your word your bond is

Really still an excellent an excellent way to light with make your word your bond if you can’t do it by Tuesday don’t say you can unless you’re willing to staff up this failures to to follow this rules have really have resulted in many a death march and that’s a project

It can’t possibly be done with the resources are allocating it to it typically speaking it either runs 50% over or it’s under under funded under resourced by 50% and it keeps people up all night it burns employees out it angers clients don’t do it don’t use the product of others efforts to seek

Professional recognition or acclaim don’t don’t that doesn’t you know if you it doesn’t mean you can’t use the product of others or or give credit to others in a public forum just don’t don’t you have to acknowledge them you have to acknowledge the producers of original work or as most of planners I

Know have no problem doing that you know we’re a team we’re society we’re proud of each other but that’s not everyone so just be very very careful of that and make calls cite your resources be very careful when you to get permission to use any intellectual property don’t director course other

Professionals to make analysis or research findings that are not supported it’s huge continues to this day it’s always been a problem the reality of the world the need to make money the need to gain influence as always put pressure on professionals to come up with a finding regardless of the research but our

Commitment is to provide a finding based on research again we we have the option to pack our bags and leave if we don’t like what’s done with via finding but our job is to provide the right output to the decision-makers and to the public they may not take our advice but you

Know that’s that’s another issue we can’t fail to disclose the interest of our client or employer when we participate when participating the client in the planning process we can’t we have to make every effort to reveal the true interests of our client or employer now this is really important

For private sector planners if you if you go to a council meeting or Commission meeting and you have to make sure that it even though you say this is your own view point of view if you represent a client that will benefit from that you need to reveal that do not

Unlawfully discriminate against any other person dealt with hold cooperation or information from the AICP ethics officer or committee if it’s charge of ethical misconduct has been filed against us this is huge this is huge fortunately doesn’t happen very often but if you are have a charge filed against you cooperate to the fullest

Don’t retaliate or threatened retaliation against a person who’s filed a change a charm barrage pardon me I’ll correct this before we posted I’ve ethical misconduct against us or another planner who’s cooperating with the ethics officer this is this is absolutely absolutely critical don’t use the threat though of filing an ethics

Charge in order to attempt to gain an advantage in dealings with another person so we can’t say you know behavior I’m gonna call the ethics officer we can call the ethics officer but we can’t threaten the following ethics charge in order to get that person stopped doing something we can’t file a frivolous

Charge of ethical misconduct so and we can’t deliberately or with reckless indifference commit any wrongful act we can’t fail to immediately notify the ethics officer by both certified mail and regular first-class mail if we are convicted of a serious crime I hope none of us has to ever you know apply that

Particular regulatory issue or rule to our behavior but if you ever are convicted you better darn well notified ethics officer by both certified and regular mail not email notice that not email you can’t claim to be an AIC P immediately following at that such a conviction by the way until the ethics

Off the officer reinstate you so that’s that’s like being expelled you’re excommunicated from the AICP professional society and you can’t claim to be one after a serious crime being convicted of a serious crime until the ethics officer reinstate you so who is the ASEP AICP ethics officer Paul Farmer right now he’s the

Executive director of APA nai CP and he is the AICP ethics officer he’s a be the person to whom you would make a call for advice or guidance and he’s the one to whom you would send your mail your mailed charge of misconduct for his investigation you

Can call and sometimes it’s just that you can’t use email phones these are considered private communiqué s and email is not okay of the enforcement I’m not I’m I can come back to this if you want but basically I’m just going to skim some of this obviously this

Describes how how the formal or informal advisory rulings are made how to file a charge of misconduct and it describes how the charges are investigated now we are urged to call Paul Farmer to get informal advice again he’s the ethics officer only he can give and could give

Formal advice notice it doesn’t if he issues a something in writing he doesn’t include the names or places without your consent he doesn’t necessarily publish them publish the findings but he done they do so he does so when he feels it’s needed or desirable there is an AIC P

Ethics committee and it’s the one who decides whether or not the the advisory willing if it makes an advisory ruling based on you know the kinds of issues that are being raised at the core issues have been raised it may decide that they needs to do an advisory ruling and if it

Decides to publish one it’s the it will it will make it will make that determination and publish it as needed there’s no particular schedule of advisory ruling publications it’s done on an as needed or desired basis oh this is this is really important number five any person not just another AICP can

File a charge of misconduct against an AIC P we just as an a is a ICP planners and this is this will affect you as soon as you pass your exam and you’re given the right and duty to put the AICP initials after your name and I say duty you we

The public has a right to know that you will hold you are holding yourself accountable to the AICP code of ethics and rules of conduct and then any person in the public or in the profession may file a charge of misconduct against any ICP and you have the right to counsel

The ei the ethics officer makes a preliminary response may conduct an investigation may dismiss the charge you have 30 days to appeal once you’re notified that there has been a charge and then the person who made the charge has 30 days to file an answer if they

Fail the charge may be dismissed if the facts are disputed a hearing officers appointment and the EO transmits a notice of hearing to all parties the EO has a burden of proof and the burden of proof is the preponderance of evidence the preponderance of evidence the ethics

Committee and the EO decide the case the settlement of charges may occur before or after issuance of the complaint it talks about resignations and lapses you know if you if you resign and or lapse then you can revitalize it if you if you do so within two years and so forth the

Annual report of the Ethics activity is made prior to January 31st of each year and the 2011 report is up on the web right now if you want to if you want to go and check it Sharon I’m going to interrupt you for a second we’ve had a

Couple of questions related to this section about the AICP Ethics Board and one of them is yeah is what is the AICP Ethics Board and then the other one is was was just Paul Farmer himself always contact you or does have a staff that could also get

Information when his behalf so I thought you might want to answer those now the Ethics Board is actually a board I’m not sure whether it’s appointed or whether it’s I believe it is but it may be nominated but they actually serve as as Paul needs them and as they are and as

The rules of conduct as the regulatory section include a section C provides some sometimes they’re actually given a I guess an update and if they feel that there’s a need for instance for the advisory publication or guidance they won’t they will make that no does Paul call you personally I yes he does

Paul calls you personally this again is a private or a confidential investigation I’m not I’m not there’s nothing that I’ve read that precludes him designation designating or appointing someone but I will have to check on that I don’t want to to say that he definitely would always be the

One who calls I can tell you that the charge the number of charges each year are small enough that it’s unlikely that he would not be the one that would contact the person charged but I will find that out and verify that by email to everyone and now I’m going to

Continue with there are four rules this is the latest muting of myself and yet remember that okay be Thank You Jackie and thank you for those of you who sent in that question the automatic the four rules for planners convicted of a serious crime is the newest section to

The AICP code of ethics and professional conduct it’s one of those again I hope none of us has to ever really consult but there’s an automatic suspension upon conviction for a serious crime I have highlighted the one misappropriation because that’s one that the public administrators you know we have to be

Very careful of we can we may volunteer our services but that mean that we volunteer our company our companies or our agency’s resources which includes money or staff or materials without their express permission that’s really huge and it happens all the time and it’s it’s sometimes not meant to it’s not meant

People that mean to do it but just because we volunteer for instance doesn’t mean that that we volunteer everyone that works with us now on the other hand to be very careful we can’t even if we think we have the power to do so we can’t use materials and co-workers

Resources for the benefit of our family members you know so forth so anyway we just have to make sure that we don’t do any of this stuff we must file a personal income tax you know we we can’t we can’t have a conflict of interest all of these things

Are things for which there is a potential of automatic suspension we must notify the ethics officer if we are convicted of a serious crime by both certified mail and first-class mail we may petition for reinstatement after one year if we have not been incarcerated now we could petition that doesn’t

Necessarily mean we’re going to get it again remember from the are just the the prior conversations we’ve had already this morning that the ethics officer will determine when you’re reinstated beö is authorized to publish our name and the description of our crime not the people who charged us unless they are or

Who have made the complaint unless they want to be published but if we are convicted of a serious crime but our name will be published and the description of our crime will be published in a publication of AICP and the APA now before I get in the skid I’m

Just going to make one more statement and and give you a little piece of advice about the AICP bit of a code of ethics do review it do you review it do you know which section is what do you know how many rules of conduct aspirational statements how many rules

For being convicted of a serious crime etc just just saying you know because it those kinds of things may show up on the AICP exam now what we’re looking at here is is the skit this get was was written and first performed by the Delaware

Chapter of APA now in 2009 of the 8th the the National Conference in Minneapolis use this skiff in the ethics course and many of us were you know volunteered to do it and it was it was great fun the discussion was awesome and unfortunately I can’t see your faces or

Get your your your responses today but what I’ve done is I’ve I do have I did two weeks ago and ran the skit by a group of folks and they performed it I took pictures and I audio taped this the the they’re parts now obviously it’s like any other auditorium presentation

Very hard to understand right so I’ve put the script on each side and hopefully you’ll be able to follow the script you’ll get the tone of the conversation from the audio but you know if you can’t understand that if it seems garbled just realize you know it’s it’s

Like any of a number of auditorium presentations we’ve all seen where even though we’re there we can’t really understand everywhere they say so there’s nothing wrong with your equipment if it seems garbled or a little wacky okay now the performers and I do have their express written permission to use theater audio again

This is an ethics course right so I have to do this I have their written permission to use their photographs and to use their audio once Tommy understand Allen Feinberg Isabel Saurez Lauren Korolev itch myself and dave whittaker and all audio and photographs are used with the express permission of the actors

I’m gonna bring that slide up and then queue the audio ready here we go oh pardon me I don’t have to do it yet we’re gonna go through the plot Joe the developer seeks to rezone a shopping center from no density residential to commercial the cast comprised councilman

Paul he’s been a councilman for two years he’s planning to run for the next term and he desperately needs to increase economic development for the residents of his district Joe the developer has been trying to get a rezoning in councilman Paul’s district from low density residential to

Commercial and Joe tried to actually get this proposal through three years ago but it was not approved because of a traffic impact study his development would cause severe traffic to an already congested area furthermore as similar shopping centers located only five miles up the road Debbie the planner is a

Recent graduate with a planning degree from a top graduate school and she just passed her exam for AICP she’s like you guys as soon as you get your initials okay she’s a she’s a good family friend of councilman Paul who was able to connect her to her current job Debbie’s

First big assignment is to review the del applies our presenting proposal there are three commissioners who will be reviewing the del placer proposal next we got a meeting they’ll be hearing Joe’s presentation for the proposed development followed by Debbie’s presentation on the new traffic impact study

So this plots going to sort of play with those characters in a very real to life scenario so here’s Commissioner one she’d like to see more opportunities for development Paul’s district her brother wants to open a restaurant unfortunately there’s no Lansing for commercial right now Commissioner two

Wants to see a bank both along the corridor because her friend wants to open a bank there we’ve all heard this stuff right and Commissioner three this is the the moral conscious in the sketch Commissioner three is concerned with this proposal because of the issues it had three years ago with the traffic

Study okay now if this really is the first first slide give me a few seconds to turn on the audio scene one developer Joe and now it seemed to councilman Paul and planner Debbie were Debbie’s new office in the city Paul was stopped by to see how she is

Doing in her new job scene three planning commissioners one two and three are waiting to hear the del applies a proposal and it will be followed by the traffic all right folks what will Debbie do the next seven screens are little questions are polled and Jackie if you would

Unmute yourself and give some instructions on how to do these for those who might not have done this before on your screen there should be an option to vote right or to to log in and answer not given some some proposed answers okay I don’t have any of you

Faced similar situations at work okay I’m gonna pull up the UM if you just bear with me for a second I’m going to launch a poll excellent okay I’ve selected I’ve hit launch here it comes so you all need to does everybody see that on their screen I

We’ll know when they when you pull in right so of any of you face similar situations at work okay um the poll is in progress I figured now figured out how to work the the polling I’m going to give you all another minute or two minute to answer

This and we have done check what Jackie I’m giving I’m gonna win a minute I’m okay with we’ve have 74 percent of the people attending have answered thirty three percent have answered yes and 67 percent no well that’s still amazing isn’t it a third of us will it’s really

A very likely situation to run into so number two that’s going to this ethical whoops you have to wait until I um I have to switch to the project to the Pope to the there are a couple of steps you have to go through to get this long

Each one launched so here’s the second one okay which ethical issue is this skip most concerned with and this is operative the operative word is most I say that because when you think you’re a ICP you have to you have to look for those kinds of words sometimes several answers will

Be applicable but they’ll say most least etc this is most okay we have a few more seconds we’re on the countdown to the minute and we have about 70 percent people voting and here’s where we are we have 10% asking answering a 36% be whoops

Would you read would you read out what a and B are okay hold on the unfortunately I just lost my screen back again okay 10% answer to a which is conflicts of interest 36% of you answered B pressure to misrepresent analysis 3% answered C

Which is a 9% answer DB which is B and 47% answered both a and B so thank you thank you that you know and I would say folks that it’s I would probably since there’s no one answer I’ll tell you something I would probably suggest that this one is most concerned with the

Conflict of interest though it’s a close toss with the misrepresentation of data the only reason I would say conflict of interest is that most of most is the highest concern of the sket is that without that Celts councilman Paul wouldn’t had a an army twist so to speak

So moving on it was base the whole premise was face the whole premise was based upon his expectation of a favor because she owed him something okay all right number three okay argue that one up Jackie yes it’s cued up and um people are already answering it good what could the

Planner have done differently to prevent this dilemma put yourself in her place you know she did some stuff he you know now this is it’s one of those things you know if you don’t know that it could happen you find yourself in the middle of it before you know it don’t you okay

Two more seconds okay so what we have here is 68% voted one on number three excuse me I um and these were the answers oh I figured out how to share that and you can see that we had three percent who said nothing oh she has no way of knowing this would happen

Fifty-one percent of you said B drew the line nicely but firmly so Paul would back off see I got third a 37% response arranged for another planter to handle the report and eight percent answered D not taking this job because her family was too connected so Sharon I loved it I loved it

Yes okay well I love I love the the feedback because you’re quite frankly any of those answers could could’ve actually happen in reality a lot has to do with whether or not she is a working in a planning department with at least one or two other planners and one is

Then there’s the different response if she is the only planner on board right and some small communities only have one planner so I agree with the if she worked if she worked in a whether she worked individually or in a group telling Paul upfront very nicely this is

You know this is Kent she can’t have this kind of behavior it’s really key in fact but she should have been able to do that before she took the job actually right because there is a real difference between being appreciative and being obliged so she needs to make sure he

Knows that so your ID with that now if she was the only planner on board she would still need to do that but if she felt it was an impossible situation there was a very creative suggestion from a previous training session and I have to share with you and that is

Finding another planner it she may be able to recuse herself if she works in a group I mean that’s always possible and sometimes if she talked with her boss and her boss thought it was advisable she might do that but assuming she’s the only one you know how did she actually

The first thought is you can’t she can’t refuse herself well the solution that I found so creative was from a person who was a small town planner and she said she had a relationship with a neighboring small town planner to trade off when they found themselves in a

Conflict of interest situation so you know thank you so much this week again it’s not a super single answer to this and but I appreciated that that’s awesome awesome response to this okay Jackie queue up number four okay we’re going on to number four which is

Here we go whoops who could the planner have called for ethical guidance who could supply box for ethical guidance okay we are launched here we go who could the plan who could the planner have called for ethical guidance the operative word here is ethical who could the planner have called for ethical guidance

Okay we’re gonna be closing up the poll and now okay so here is here are here’s what we’ve got in terms of all answers to this one one percent of our seventy two percent voted have picked a the chapters professional development officer seventy percent what was the

Percent on that one percent picked a 70 percent picked the AICP ethics officer three percent picked the city attorney 10 percent picked all of the above which would be PDO Essex officer and City Attorney and 17 percent picked the combination of the AICP ethics officer and the city attorney

You know actually for ethical advice on your test it will be the AICP ethics officer only the ethics officer can give epical advice the PE video can give they don’t for our professional society the American Institute of Certified planners the ethics officer is the one that gives

Ethics advice now if you’re a city employee or a county employee you would you can also talk to your your your city attorney or whomever your organization or agency’s ethics officer is there they can be designated they’re usually the attorneys but it could be somebody else

But as if you’re an AICP and you’re looking for AICP ethical guidance you call Paul Farmer who’s the ethics officer okay let’s queue up five okay I’m moving one two five launch here we go okay if now assuming that we all said Paul Farmer would it have been for what

Debbie you’ve likely asked for formal or informal advice so we have fewer choices here and we’re moving much faster in terms of picking an answer so we may actually close this one before our full minute is up okay I’m closing this one and I’m going to share the answers with you we have

۵۹% picking informal guidance and the other 41% picking formal guidance well my suggestion my my my little answer is that it would be informal guidance no does that mean that it’s still not good advice absolutely not I mean it would be good advice but it’s not formal in the

Sense that you haven’t filed something formal if you just gave a call yeah you could make it formal but in this case if she called and asked for ethical guidance she would get in some informal advice why is it informal because no investigations taking place there’s been no determination of a preponderance of

Evidence and so forth and so on so informal advice now this informal advice let’s say in the future she has to file a formal ethical complaint against an AICP I said that and that’s the real answer Paul is not an AICP so all she would have been she can’t file a formal

Complaint against him I don’t mean this is almost a trick question but be prepared for this kind of stuff its own it could have been formal advice if Paul was in a ICP but it’s he’s not so she would have been seeking informal advice from the ethics officer let’s queue up

Six okay we’re moving on to six launch here we go I love this one guys if Debbie asked you what would you have recommended she do okay the poll will be closing in a few seconds so pick your answer now and here’s where we are on this one

We had five different options here 19% pick to draw the line right up front 5% picked arrange for another project excuse me hello can you hear how you’re fading in and out but now I hear you I’m sorry okay yes I can hear you 19% picked draw the line right up front

۵% picked arrange for another planner to review the project seven percent picked tell her boss what Paul said to her 11 percent picked called the ethics officer for guidance and 59 percent picked a combination of the above so Sharon well I do think a combination of above is

Probably it you really do have to let your boss know something like this is going on now if Debbie didn’t have a boss and she was a you know currently the only planner then she would left via the city manager or somebody no the city attorney whatever but yeah I think a

Combination is a good one let’s queue up the last one of these polls and then we’ll go on to the sample test questions this is a yes/no question do you think Debbie the planner was able to keep her job after this I asked you this because remember everybody she was talking to

Wanted the project to go forward and the only the only contraindication was a traffic impact report I hate the situation that she was in but this is she’s a new planner the only another another thing to keep in mind though is she is connected I mean her family is there so I can’t

Wait to see what you guys say okay here we go 76% picked yes 24 percent no thank you you know I sort of think she was able to keep her or a job too at least I hope she was don’t you I do think that she probably learned a very

Good lesson at least I hope she did all right thanks so much for for participating with that those polls I prepared some sample test questions unfortunately this this particular software that were using today doesn’t allow me to put more than the few poll questions we’ve already had in in as

Polls so these are going to be questions that I’m going to read the answers through on the screen give you a few seconds to think about it and then show you the right answer all right before I do that oh shoot I stuck the stuck this

In in between sorry the flow is slightly broken here I do want to recommend aside from the AICP code of ethics Carol Barrett’s book everyday ethics and you see the tabs I refer to this constantly there is another good ethics resource other than the code and girl’s book and

That’s an easy to get and free it’s the ethics cool tool kit it’s actually available on the APA website on the same screen as the AICP fight of ethics and I would suggest I want to just we’re going to turn to some of those pages and give

You some examples but we’re gonna time is I’m just going to move on but look at page 10 and 21 when you get to that toolkit the whole thing is great but there’s a discussion of of our code of ethics and our role and new to report to

On those those pages this is really very good all right here we are which section of the code of ethics contains rules of conduct or planning professionals are you seeing the answer already showing up now okay all right I’m gonna just give it to you that was B Erica

Action B who is the ethics officer as described in the AICP code of ethics and professional conduct and you guys better all all think of this you bet I’ll get this right ready the executive director of APA and who is that better get this one to Paul Farmer right again the Professional

Development Officer is someone you can talk to but they’re not the ethics officer for ASEP here are some true/false questions informal advice given by the executive director of the AICP is binding upon the AICP true or false false now that said it is considered when the executive director

Gives you informal advice it is considered if a formal charge is ever brought forward in the future but nothing is done on no action is taken on informal advice okay written formal advisory rulings by the executive director of the AICP are always published and acted upon by the AICPA

Epics committee true or false false the principles of the AICP code of ethics and professional contact conduct by me sometimes compete true or false absolutely true that’s one of the that’s why we have a code of ethics isn’t it the reality and our professional often competes with

With the various things we do aren’t have competing interests and the principles of a code of ethics our professional contacts conduct sometimes compete depending upon the individual situation we’re in we have to make a decision sometimes which way we’re going to go which particular principle will

Get them this wait service as a teacher or instructor is outside employment that is most justifiable and an unspecialized unspecialized general consulting practice is least justifiable true true or false this means as an AICP you could teach without any practical problem but if you have your a generalized

Consulting practice in addition to some other job for instance especially as a public sector planner that that’s least unjust least justifiable true or to in false an AI CP planner shall contribute to the development of the profession true or false right a planners primary responsibility is to serve the public interest

And get this wrong I’ll change reality and physical law and come out and smack smack your hands true absolutely true published formal advisory rulings may include any actual names and places the operative word is any no not any only an AICP planner can file a charge of misconduct against another AICP planner

Remember what we said earlier who can hold you accountable so it’s false anyone can file a charge of misconduct against another AICP planner John Q and Susie Q public right Twin Falls the chapters professional development officer can also give ethical guidance true or false operative word here is ethical guidance

False they can give guidance they can give great guidance and great advice but but ethical guidance for an AIC P comes from the ethics officer second an ethics complaint your request for guidance can be sent via phone snail mail fax or email through both false not-not-not facts not email if a planner

Is found to have committed an ethics violation the only punishment is a reprimand we didn’t talk about this a lot but it comes in the in the section that discusses how what we will do what happens to us if we are found guilty you can not only be you could be suspended

You could be exposed from the organization and you can be reprimanded here’s some multiple-choice how many rules of ethical conduct are in the AICP code of ethics this is one of those numbers at the beginning of the presentation come in in the play 26 the AICP code of ethics has how many

Sections 4 which is the first section of the AICP code of ethics a was a conduct be procedures see aspirations aspirations which is the most recently added section aspirations rules of conduct procedures planners convicted of a serious crime planners convicted of a serious crime which section of the code of ethics

Primarily addresses the planners who have been convicted of a serious crime we just asked me just answer that didn’t we remember whoops should be D and this is not coming up sorry about that and I just gave infinite you see the answer to this one which section of a code of ethics

Delineates the procedures for filing and hearing charges of misconduct at C which section is atypical compared to the codes of conduct the other professions of the other professions with whom we often work a principals which we aspire B rules of conduct C procedures V planners convicted of a serious crime no

That’s fell down that’s supposed to be a so sorry folks I’ll see they’re popping up look at this I’ll fix this slide the answer is section a principles to which we aspire that so this error will be up a yours D finally popping up I don’t know what

Happened to this again two down for the Gipper all right now this is a bibliography then I put together I want to call your attention especially to the APA ethics planning a community ethics and planning toolkit is a very very first thing and then Carol Barrett’s everyday ethics Richard Bolin’s 1983

Article structure of ethical choice and planning craft this is is very good of course you see the Delp we just went through the Dell Plaza skip Jon Forster planning in the face of conflict very good very good look the that and basically that’s I’m now open we can ask some questions do we

Have time for some questions Jackie okay I’m gonna we’ve have a few questions that have gonna pick some of these in-house Sharon Durant answer those let’s see it’s there there’s a recently added section that you talked about and the question is is that going to be part of the current

Test I think that there’s a concern that the test has when the test was updated in relationship to when the the AICP code of ethics was updated that’s a very good question typically the test questions the wording of the test questions sort of is is out there earlier than the but they don’t

Count you know like this you may get a question that may or may not count I have no way of knowing it was a recent change so it’s very possible that if you do get such a question it will be a test question then again it may not be I know

That if it’s a simple straightforward question so in this case they may decide to go with it you know the answer they’ve done yet so in this particular if you see that question you will get it right the most recently added section is the plant is a section for OD planners

Convicted of serious crimes again I don’t know you’re right and for most more for other more finesse questions where they’ve they’ve made up the question that almost has a scenario in it they’ll test the construct and the syntax for a couple of years before and certainly

With law you know new laws they will do that just to clarify that chance of what we’re saying here is that we’re the AICP code of ethics has recently been updated they even though they haven’t updated the exam they would have gone back and updated the ethics questions because the

Code of ethics has changed I think no you know why should we the rule use the confusion that I’m trying to convey is that there’s no way I don’t know that answer I know that if it was a different kind of question the answer would be no things that are

Very very current typically aren’t on the exam unless their test questions so that may be what you run into on the other hand since it’s a straightforward question it may be I have no way of knowing about this I can assure that the attendees here that you know the answer

If this particular discussion is is on that on the test whether it’s a test question or not you know the answer I would write what I’m gonna suggest is that you know when you signed up for the exam on the APA website there was a contact name that where you could you

Could email APA directly if you had questions about the test and I would suggest that people email and fun to ask if the the ethics questions in the test are going to be based on the updated code of ethics because one would think that if there’s an update I know that

That’s yeah I know that last fall when we had the training session at Catholic you and the Pennsylvania chapter was was treating it as if you know the the new the new most recent changes are the ones that that should be taught now again it’s unethical for me to say this this

Will be on the test as a question that counts or not you know but I that aside I really don’t know I I would not be surprised it shows up but again Jackie’s advices is good right I mean I think that’s a worthy question to ask APA directly and

Okay let me get a couple more questions in here well the exam include any questions based on the skit presented or similar skit again I have no way of know I I have not I have no way of knowing right I don’t think they know they don’t do a

Skit as part of the exam but it’s the it’s the level or they may have a word question right and they may have a word question deals with the scenario and that’s why I recommend reading Carol Barrett’s book the scenario approach to asking ethics questions to setting the

Stage is something that ate the exam may use and they will give you in fact it’s a very common approach the question will set the stage it will then give several possible answers and then below it it might even give you a the actual answer that you’re going to select is a

Combination or a determination that’s one or more of the options that follow the the scenario so read Carol Barrett’s book get a hang of how of how those scenarios are written that’s it I do recommend that okay as an interesting aside Carol Barrett was my first boss

When I I came to work my work for the city of Annapolis in Maryland and she was my first boss here and I wasn’t a planner and she was you know the reason I decided that I wanted to be a planner and I also highly recommend her

Recommend her book we have two questions related going back to the crime of conflict of interest and the first one I’m going to read both of them and then have Sharon discussed that in my state no such crime exists so this must be something I want to state-by-state basis

Can you expand upon this and then the second one is it looks as though the serious crimes listed are not necessarily legal crimes where charges would be filed who then determines whether or not a conviction is given a conflict of interest is an example of something that you wouldn’t probably face lawful charges

For so Sharon that’s a very good question that’s a very good question no a code of ethics again is not simply regulation it sets a higher bar but in planning and in in the American Institute of Certified planners you do agree to avoid conflicts of interest in decision-making and that is something

You could lose your a ICP for if found guilty of now in in law the conflict of interest often has to do with it’s couched in a different terminology the reason why you might fraud often this is interesting the concept of fraud in law in some states actually can appear to be

When you look at it a conflict of interest not not all fraud but sometimes fraud some frauds are a diversion of public resources all right and or a misuse of public resources or a misrepresentation of your role in a decision-making process or a misrepresentation of your qualifications

Or your right to be or your your standing you know whatever it’s um so I don’t know which state you’re in or how they do that but for the AICP code of ethics this is our professional society’s rules that you will follow and yes a conflict of interest there are

Several scenarios that explain that but essentially it is that you like in our skit you cannot make a decision for which you will be the beneficiary or your family members will be the beneficiary and it’s a little bit more complex than that but essentially that’s

The crux of it you can’t you can’t reap the benefits of the disc of the public decisions you make now if you’re in the private sector you know you may have your conflict of interest will look different you may be recommending a decision that of course you’re going to

Benefit in your clients will as well but in the public sector this is really key for the public sector planners you you must avoid a conflict of interest it we’ll come up also if you’re a private-sector firm trying to do business with the feds or states or local governments and you have a

Contract situation there can be conflicts of interest issues that arise in contracting so you again you have to these are on a we need to have a much more in-depth discussion about that and that actually could be its own its own role its own course hold on I thought I

Had turned off all those lines a number of people have asked once again about the the it apparently the exam has not been updated since 2008 section D was revised in 2009 I would say if there isn’t some way that we can find out you know what how that relates to the

Updated code of ethics and figure out some way to see if there isn’t some way to post that information and send it out to all the attendees so if by the middle of next week you you don’t have get something you know with an answer to

That then you then you will still have to oh but I’m not really sure how how exactly how to do that but I’m gonna try and figure it out you know I would say help someone right now and see if I can get an answer before ok before doing

That I would I would send for the first for the for the group for the person who asked of the conflict of interest question this is absolutely an appropriate question to make of your professional development officer in your state ask them for information related to how to how that applies how that

Would have that conflict of interest issue would be applied in your state if you have further questions and you need some formal some informal advice you can of course call Paul farmers that’s precisely kind of question that would be apt appropriate to ask the ethics officer I just hope

You will share that information with us because that’s a very interesting question I was not aware that there was a any state in the Union that did not have some discussion of conflict of interest on their on their books but it’s possible obviously it may be called something else

Jackie’s typing away and again I apologize for the robo call I had I thought I’d unplug that them any other questions that we can deal with right now okay just one second I’m sending off this email to lauren blackburn so hopefully we can get an answer before

The end of the session I had sent her another email and so I’m hopeful that we’ll get an answer so I’m going back to the webinar – okay let’s see just bear with me for one second what when does the code of ethics apply to planners what about the interview the intervening

Years between education and passage of an AICP exam interesting Sharon would you repeat that would you repeat that question when does the code of ethics apply to planners what about the intervening years between when you get out of school and when you pass the exam

The I in the actual AICP exam well the the American Planning Association has a an APA code of ethics that applies to you until you become an AICP the the moment you are notified that you are an AIC P that you’re eligible for it and

You pay your do you pay that fee to you know to become an ASP you are obliged you have basically you’re in the are in the position of committing to the AICP code of ethics you will be held accountable for it from that point on but in the intervening period between

You’re a planner but not in AICP you’re still you still must commit or should commit I say must really I mean this is a professional organization and you’re your common thread the reason why we are community if you’re a planner but not in a ICP would be the APA stated in the APA

Code of ethics that’s different than the AICP code of ethics but very similar okay will the exam contain any questions regarding a comparison of the AICP ethics code with other sister Professions codes of ethics I would assume that we’re talking about like a SLA or AIA no it’s the test the AICP

Exam I I presented that information because I wanted to make sure that as applicants you understand that when you become an AIC P you aren’t just agreeing not to do something you’re agreeing to commit to our aspirations and our ideals and that we have a special role that

None of our other professions have which is an aspirational night and idealized commitment actually to the public especially to continuing an open debate very unusual no no this is the test is an AICP exam the test may ask you about the AICP exam because it wants to know

If you understand what what it means to be part of this club so I know I can’t you know ethically or based on my knowledge know for certain that there would never be a question that compares them but I highly doubt it again this might be a question I’ve not this is a

Test for AICP information okay um you know when you were doing the questions Sharon um the test questions someone asked that said that a lot of the questions seem to have multiple answers that seemed like they would be appropriate and do you have any advice

On how to pick the answers without it if you don’t have background knowledge to help us answer a question and there are multiple answers I think this gets into that thing with ethics where it does seem you know and I’ve seen this in other training sessions where you know they’re seeing

There does seem to be some overlap and whether or not answers are appropriate but but obviously the the the test is going to have one answer that they consider right that’s also another very good question first of all do read and study the AICP code of ethics all right you need to do

That anyway so go ahead and do it just just do it now when I keep in mind that there are the overriding principles the aspirational principles are the are the mantles that you put on when you look at a newish new situation if it’s against if the public interest is not best

Served that should give you some indication at all times you know the public interest is our is our primary obligation so that takes precedence and if you’re given choices the one that best serves the public interest would be the one you choose now sometimes you’re allowed to choose more than one and it’s

Like any other multiple choice question you know if if one doesn’t fit then and and we’ve given three options pick the answer that allows you that doesn’t include the one but you know doesn’t fit the AICP exam does as you probably are already aware give you the choice to

Make a comp to select a combination of answers so that’s very likely with the codes of ethics questions the I would say generally speaking that aside from the overriding principle of the benefit of the public interest others I’ve noticed that there is a event toward making sure you do what you stay loyal

To your boss so sometimes that will come up and I say that hesitantly though because again if the public interest is not served one of your options you know may be in reality to leave rather than be that if your boss is is urging you to do something illegal so

That’s that’s usually the Nakata soul with that one you do you do try to do what you know your boss pays that your salary so you want to you want to say loyal to your boss but you not if it costs not if it’s an illegal activity or

Against the public interest so just read through that sort of put on the mantle of the aspirational section and then read through the rest of it it is iffy it’s one of the reasons why ethics has been such a tough nut to crack and a tough a tough subject to

Teach and understand so I and here’s one of my favorite tips that we got a an exam prep session that that we did with the national capital chapter was that someone said that they had recorded the AICP code of ethics and download you know they actually spoke it out loud and

Downloaded that to their iPod and then whenever they were you know like commute you know commuting or running or whatever they would just listen to it over and over and over and they found that was a really good way to learn it and memorize it and and imprint it into

Their brain so some of you might find that a good tool for learning the Code of Ethics well it is we have three more minutes I have two more questions that I think that we should share so let’s get to those a private sector consultant providing services to municipalities

Should the planner operate in the same manner as a public sector planner I’m not sure exactly what that means yes your what your still if you’re an AICP you still must you’re still you’re still committed to the ass you can code of ethics okay and then the last question

Is does public interests relate to your towns geographic area or wider public interests that depends is as wide as the issue you’re addressing as wide as the program you’re addressing and the impacts of that program so Public Interest if you’re doing environmental planning or if you’re doing regional planning if

You’re doing transportation planning obviously it is much broader than if you’re doing a a personal based planning project right so it’s it’s dependent upon the impact area of the project or program you’re addressing okay I’ve got had an email from the Florida PD oh and

This goes back to the test and on you know the subject that of whether or not it was the updated AICP code of ethics and they said that their understanding is that the test has multiple versions and is updated to some degree with change questions each year but I haven’t

Gotten a response that I consent you all at this point in time about you know a definitive answer on that and I’m going to endeavor to get you that answer because I know that it’s um it’s important to everyone so I think would say the yeah but there are only two two

Significant changes one is the addition of section D and the other is the 26th let me show you here the 25th the 26th rule of ethical conduct do not feel to immediately notify the ethics officer this was added you know about a serious crime so the the issues related to

Serious crime are the ones that were added last year so those are those are the changes and that’s all but that’s that’s what was changed if you want to get into the Code of Ethics I suggest reading it is literature from the beginning read the introduction let your

Teeth sink into that it’s a really fine document and it’s inspiring it’s inspirational and that’s that’s what will keep us on on the track and the projectile that we need to be as as professional planners when you then get into the the rules of ethical conduct and and regulatory stuff at all

It all makes sense hopefully again none of us will need the serious crimes changes that we are talking about but those are the two new changes 20 the last one 26 of the rules of ethical conduct and section D okay well I want to thank Sharon so much for doing her

Ethics presentation today I’ve actually heard it two or three times and learned something new every time I listen to it you know it’s always good to to keep yourself refresher refresh yourself with with the Essex issue because it can be it can be in the day to day going

Someone and in a planning office where whether you work in the public or the private sector you you know it sometimes is easy to get away from the core the core those core issues that relate to ethics so with that said we are going to

Be I’m going to be figuring out how to close down the webinar and I thank you all for attending thanks folks and good luck you

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Time: 1369332900
Date: 2013-05-23 22:45:00
Duration: 01:58:15


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