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:
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
When applying these principles, Members should seek to use the following guidelines:
Duty of care
This Code does not seek to replace or supersede any Employers’ policies, in particular the duty of care owed to and imposed by such Employer. Members are, however, expected to be aware of, and diligently apply, such duty of care towards those for whose supervision or management they are entrusted in any capacity. This is especially important in dealings affecting those who might from time to time be at risk from any form of mistreatment, abuse, workplace stress, or injury.
Reporting a suspected breach of this Code
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.
Breaches of this Code of Conduct
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.