When joining The Institute of CPD (iCPD), Members undertake to abide by the Memorandum and Articles of Association and Bye-Laws of the Institute. The Institute has a diverse membership and Members have varied roles and responsibilities.
The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to ensure the commitment of Members to maintain professional standards and protect and preserve the goals of the Institute. This Code does not take precedence over national law nor the professional codes of other institutes or associations to which a Member may belong, but should complement them.
At the heart of this Code is the principle that the individual bears personal responsibility for their actions. Members will at all times conduct themselves in a manner calculated to preserve and enhance the standing and reputation of The Institute.
Throughout this Code the following definitions shall apply:
In accordance with the Interpretation Act 1978 (s30), words imparting the singular number only shall include the plural number and vice versa; words imparting the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender and vice versa unless the context renders such extension illogical.
Members shall at all times act in a professional manner, particularly by:
Within the UK alone, there are over 3000 professional bodies and institutes, with an estimated combined membership of 5 million individuals, formally undertaking CPD as a membership requirement.
i) Appropriate legislation of the country in which they work
ii) Any obligations into which they may have entered
iii) Professional guidelines which may be issued by the Institute
If any Member has reason to believe that another Member has failed to comply with this Code, or has acted in a manner prejudicial to the interests of the Institute, he/she should write to the Chair of the Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org giving full details and providing, where appropriate, any evidence of noncompliance or prejudicial behaviour.
Cases of Members reported to have breached the Code shall be investigated by a committee of the Board, established in accordance with Article 12 of the Articles of Association of the Institute and, where a case is proven, a Member may be admonished, suspended or removed from membership of The Institute of CPD (iCPD) depending upon the circumstances and gravity of the breach.