Ethics workshop: Why professionals do wrong and how to avoid it

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm
The Shard, 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG

No organisation can afford to leave ethical decision making to chance. One hasty or ill-conceived action by an employee can harm the reputation of the entire organisation and destroy a career.

In a new initiative by the IAQM, we have developed effective ethics training focused on setting expectations of behaviour for air quality professionals in a variety of contexts.

For example, how do you react when a client requests a change to your data in a report? How do you establish boundaries with a client that can’t be crossed? Given client confidentiality, when and how can you report lawbreaking or misbehaviour?

This one-day workshop, run in collaboration with the Institute of Business Ethics, explains the concept of ethics both in theory and in practice, providing examples of when things have gone wrong for other organisations. 

Targeted solely at air quality professionals, we will use dilemma and scenario-based training of complex ethical problems to help you develop frameworks to deal with dilemmas. We will help you fully understand the purpose and clause of the IAQM and IES Codes of Conduct so that you can avoid professional complaints and use the Codes as a framework to weave into your professional practice. Finally, we will help candidates hoping to apply for Chartership and those who already hold Chartership maintain and evidence their ethical competence.

Workshop fee
IAQM Member - £65
Standard - £99

Draft agenda

  • What is business ethics and why is it important? 
  • Business ethics in practice
  • We’re not as ethical as we think we are (why do good people do bad things?)
  • The purpose of the IAQM & IES Codes of Conduct
  • Specific ethical issues in Air Quality
  • Ethical decision-making (discussion of tailored dilemmas) 
  • Answering the ethics competences in your Chartership application (optional)




The IAQM aim to provide events, conferences and workshops which are accessible to all. If you anticipate needing any type of assistance to fully participate in this event, please email Rhianna Jarvis or call +44 (0)20 3862 7484 to speak to somebody in person.

Who to contact

Rhianna Jarvis

Events & Training Lead

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