CPTA - 41st Annual National Workshop, September 30 - October 3, 2007 in Victoria, BC
“Assessment Values: The Intricacies of Ethical Behaviour”
« Le Comportement Éthique en Évaluation Foncière »
(Individual presentations are available to registered CPTA members only)
The enforcement, expectations and management of ethical behaviour have to be instilled in all levels of any professional organization. It is not enough in today’s world to pay lip service to ethical behaviour. Organizations must be on constant vigil to ensure that they will not be tainted by the actions of their members either by deliberate act or inadvertence. Ethical behaviour is in everybody’s interest. Of late, we have seen or experienced, repeatedly, the fall out and the damage that unethical behaviour can cause a company, a professional organization or a government. We all have a professional and ethical responsibility to fight against such unethical behaviour. Many companies and organizations already provide education and training in ethical behaviour to their members. The Workshop is an occasion for all of us to heighten our awareness of this reality, understand the roots of these principles, the fundamentals and necessity of regulation and compliance. Implementation and expectation of ethical strategies could not be effective without a clear understanding of the intricacies of ethical behaviour. A reminder to us all that we always have to be vigilant in all we do and say.