Ethics Case of the Year
Each year, APA chapters and divisions are encouraged to use a multiple-scenario ethics case at conferences and meetings. Remember to submit your 90-minute session for approval of CM | 1.5 Ethics credits.
Consult the Ethics Toolkit and consider your format options. Also consider using either the entire six-scenario case or examining only one scenario in depth within the larger case context. Another alternative is to pick two or three scenarios for discussion.
The annual National Planning Conference includes an "Ethics Case of the Year" session. Consider suggesting panelists from your session to the APA Education Director for possible inclusion in the National Planning Conference panel. (Please include "Ethics Case of the Year" in the subject line of your e-mail.)
Highlight your chapter or division ethics session in your preliminary conference program. Print the case double-sided on a single sheet of paper — using the formatted template — and make it available as a handout before the session.
Use the formatted PowerPoint presentation of the ethics case as part of your session, adding your own slides as needed.
Tell us what you have learned and make suggestions for future ethics cases of the year. Contact APA firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes on the 2017–18 Ethics Cases of the Year
This year's "case of the year" is actually a series of ethical scenarios based on real-life planning issues from the past year. It was developed by the AICP Ethics Committee with the assistance of Ethics Officer James Peters, FAICP. It features seven different "cases" that address such current topics as: charitable gifts, incomplete information, plagiarism, social media, and special advantages.
"We hope these real-life cases will help planners identify how the rules and ethical principles of the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct are applicable in daily professional use."
— Denise M. Harris, AICP, Ethics Committee Chair