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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
As we ventured through 2020 and 2021, the ethical challenges we faced in our professional practices were more complex and diverse based on the changes brought about by the pandemic, new technology, and increased virtual engagement in our communities. We often feel like we are in a “fishbowl” of public scrutiny.
This session on ethics and professional practice during challenging times is intended to:
Provide an overview on the changes to our practices — much of which is to be explored through the conference — and define how have things changed. What are the biggest challenges we face as practitioners? What are the challenges from new technology and virtual engagement? What are the new ethical concerns we face as planners?
Explore real scenarios of ethical and professional practice challenges that many have faced within the past few years and specifically during the pandemic.
Open up discussion on ethical and professional practice issues through interactive participation and discussion in the “fishbowl.”
This presentation provides a brief overview of planning values, principles, and ethics; highlights influences of change to our practice — technology and social media, virtual engagement; and looks at the current code of practice and what it means today. This interactive session uses the fishbowl technique for participation. For this part of the session, participants will be given real scenarios of ethical challenges and professional practice cases and, in small groups, will be asked to bring them into the fishbowl for discussion. The discussion of each case will be focused on key questions related to the examples and optional approaches.