Planning Ethics

Planners should, from time to time, examine their own values, and those of the American Institute of Certified Planners as they go about their work in the public or private sectors. The courses in this track will help you learn about both the principles and application of the AICP code of ethics using actual scenarios and discussions.

What To Do When You Suspect Your Boss Is Unethical

This courses reviews the challenges you face as a planner if you suspect your supervisor of unethical conduct.

Understanding the Content and Process for Determining Ethical Conduct

This course reviews the new organizational structure of the AICP Code of Ethics, along with an extended examination of the new procedures for advisory rulings and adjudication.

Planning Ethics

This course provides professional planners with a thorough and thoughtful discussion of ethical concerns likely to face many planners in their careers. The work of planning for communities is rooted in values, often unexpressed, about the role of government in working for a better future. So planners should, from time to time, examine their own values and those of the American Institute of Certified Planners as they go about their work in the public or private sectors.

Ethics: Balancing a Business Friendly Planning Environment

Over the past few decades and increasingly over the past several years, the private sector, led by developers, has increasingly courted, conflicted and collaborated with planning departments amid shrinking budgets. As business interests engage and influence public agencies and planning strategy, the role of ethics is of increasing importance for the practicing planner. This is the first of a two-part series that evaluates and analyses the role of planners, from public window staff to department heads, in an increasingly business-friendly environment.

Ethics: Balancing a Business Friendly Planning Environment, Part 2

Over the past several years, the private sector, led by developers, has increasingly courted, conflicted and collaborated with planning departments amid shrinking budgets. As business interests engage and influence public agencies and planning strategy, the role of ethics is of increasing importance for the practicing planner. This is the second of a two-part series that evaluates and analyses the role of planners, from public window staff to department heads, in an increasingly business-friendly environment.

The Ethics of Office Administration, Part 1

The administration of a planning officewhether in the private or public sectorcan raise ethical questions. This course introduces these questions and presents tools for analyzing them.

The Ethics of Office Administration, Part 2

The second course in the "Ethics of Office Administration" series discusses how to identify, evaluate, and resolve difficult scenarios that might arise in a planning office. 

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