CIPR launches Ethics Month programme
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced plans to hold a series of roundtable discussions throughout September showcasing the importance of ethical conduct in public relations. 'Ethics Month' is designed to inform and educate CIPR members and the wider PR profession on key ethical issues impacting public relations.
The discussions will take place at the CIPR offices in London and will provide members with an opportunity to reflect on their ethical responsibilities as practitioners. Each discussion will focus on a key theme or area of practice and will aim to explore the ethical dilemmas faced by public relations professionals.
Members can claim 5 CPD points for attending each event. Further information on the discussion themes and how to participate is available here.
CIPR North West will also hold an event on the Ethics of Persuasion in Manchester on 17 September and the CIPR Corporate and Financial Group will host a breakfast briefing on 25 Sepember in the City, focussing on new skills and ethics for corporate communicators.
Public Relations professionals are accountable for their conduct and there have been a number of issues recently which remind us just how important this is. We urge members to get to grips with the ethical challenges they will face in their careers before they happen.
While ethics should be a daily consideration, an awareness month is a great way of bringing people together to share their experiences and develop ideas.
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).