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Code of Conduct

If the results indicate that I am in breach of this Code of Conduct I accept that CEP Africa has the right to terminate my membership and professional registration or impose one of the penalties described in its Disciplinary Policy.

A PRINCIPLED APPROACH TO PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

Theme 1 – Competence

Guiding Principles

Event Professionals undertake to:

  • 1.1 Display honesty in how they present their knowledge and qualifications
  • 1.2 Strive to improve and update their knowledge to remain current with the demands of the industry
  • 1.3 Exercise objectivity and apply competence to the best of their ability
  • 1.4 Take reasonable measures to prevent unauthorised practice of their own and by their colleagues and peers
  • 1.5 Adhere to the standards and codes that guide specific components of the eventing environment

Theme 2 – Continuing Professional Development

Guiding Principles

Event Professionals undertake to:

  • 2.1 Subscribe to the Professional Body’s continuous professional development programme
  • 2.2 Take personal accountability for seeking out opportunities for ongoing professional development relevant to their knowledge needs
  • 2.3 Be honest in how they reflect and capture their professional development activities
  • 2.4 Be mindful of the professional development needs of colleagues and subordinates and act to enable their ongoing development

Theme 3 – Contribution to the Body of Knowledge

Guiding Principles

Event Professionals undertake to:

  • 3.1 Make a positive contribution to the development of the body of knowledge for the event environment
  • 3.2 Give due credit when applying the body of knowledge while conducting their work

Theme 4 – Integrity

Guiding Principles

Event Professionals undertake to:

  • 4.1 Act with integrity in all dealings with clients by displaying honesty, truthfulness, accuracy and consistency
  • 4.2 Treat clients and employers with due respect
  • 4.3 Seek to avoid a conflict of interest in their dealings with stakeholders, and where this is unavoidable to declare the conflict of interest and follow suitable courses of remedial action
  • 4.4 Avoid exploitative practices when recruiting and employing permanent, contract, and casual staff and treat these groups fairly
  • 4.5 Ensure that where public statements are made they are true and fair
  • 4.6 Negotiate all agreements in good faith respecting the rights of all parties involved
  • 4.7 Respect the policies and regulations of those organisations with whom I deal

Theme 5 – Privacy

Guiding Principles

Event Professionals undertake to:

  • 5.1 Treat stakeholder information – including that related to clients, colleagues, employees, service providers, sponsors and competitors – with confidentiality
  • 5.2 Conduct themselves in a manner that protects trade secrets

Theme 6 – Social Responsibility

Guiding Principles

Event Professionals undertake to:

  • 7.1 Adopt policies in support of and behaviours that adhere to health and safety standards relevant to their work

Theme 7 – Commitment to Safe Practices

Guiding Principles

Event Professionals undertake to:

  • 3.1 Make a positive contribution to the development of the body of knowledge for the event environment
  • 3.2 Give due credit when applying the body of knowledge while conducting their work

Theme 8 – Collegiality

Guiding Principles

Event Professionals undertake to:

  • 8.1 Cooperate with peers and fellow members in advancing the industry
  • 8.2 Consult with, and be available for consultation with fellow members and peers on matters of mutual interest and in progressing the interests of the industry
  • 8.3 Conduct their business and price their services in a manner that promotes fair competition
  • 8.4 Give due credit when referencing the work of fellow members and peers

Theme 9 – Honouring the Profession and Professional Body

Guiding Principles

Event Professionals undertake to:

  • 9.1 Display loyalty to the professional body in their words and actions
  • 9.2 Give due credit to the work and knowledge resources of the professional body
  • 9.3 Not engage in actions that exploit or misrepresent the professional body or its members
  • 9.4 Refrain from activities that will cause damage or discredit to myself, my organisation or profession.
  • 9.5 Seek opportunities to increase public understanding and awareness of the Event Industry.

A FRAMEWORK TO ASSIST ETHICAL CONDUCT

Reference: Caroll AB & Buchholtz AK. 2012. Business and Society: Ethics and Stakeholder Management. 8th edition. Mason, OH: South-Western College Publishing.