Maintaining Professional Ethics

If you are facing an allegation around probity or ethics our three-day course provides a space for reflection, for expanding insight and for ensuring that restorative plans commensurate with the issues of concern are put in place.

Live online events

  • 11 Jan 2022 - 13 Jan 2022
    3 days, 9:00 AM GMT - 6:30 PM GMT
    • PD hours: 22
    • £1,800.00 incl. VAT
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  • 31 Jan 2022 - 02 Feb 2022
    3 days, 9:00 AM GMT - 5:30 PM GMT
    • PD hours: 22
    • £1,800.00 incl. VAT
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  • 08 Mar 2022 - 10 Mar 2022
    3 days, 9:00 AM GMT - 6:30 PM GMT
    • PD hours: 21
    • £1,800.00 incl. VAT
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  • 04 Apr 2022 - 06 Apr 2022
    3 days, 9:00 AM BST - 6:30 PM BST
    • PD hours: 21
    • £1,800.00 incl. VAT
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  • 10 May 2022 - 12 May 2022
    3 days, 9:00 AM BST - 5:30 PM BST
    • PD hours: 22
    • £1,800.00 incl. VAT
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    If you’re not sure about which course is the right one for you we have provided a guide to help you here.


    The course is a three-day small-group programme. There are a series of sessions aimed at opening up a space for increased insight, for reflection and for ensuring that restorative/remedial actions are put in place. Our aim is to help you to find the heart of the matter, to distinguish how the allegations have arisen and to put in place plans to avoid similar issues arising in the future. there is some element of information sharing and improving understanding of key features of conduct issues. 

    A big focus of the course is the interaction between the course facilitator and each individual. These conversations open a space for insight. They can be challenging, they can involve some vulnerability and they are always in line with our core values of respect and wellbeing. Each person is supported to increase their awareness and take responsibility where appropriate, leaving with a personal plan commensurate with the issues of concern.

    Goals & Intended Outcomes

    • To increase professional responsibility and awareness on ethical practice
    • To increase awareness of vulnerabilities and risk factors
    • To put in place a personal plan


    By the end of the course, participants will:

    • Improve understanding of personal history and antecedents to problems
    • Consider needs for further professional assistance and personal development
    • Understand the impact of actions on others
    • Learn techniques for establishing and maintaining sound ethical practice
    • Improve understanding of professional role

    Indicative Content

    • Attitudes towards power and authority
    • Blind spots
    • Cognitive distortions
    • Core Values
    • Distinction between context and cause
    • Dynamics of risk
    • Ethics in professional life
    • Impact and consequences
    • New ways of relating and being
    • New ways of communicating
    • Principle of responsibility
    • Power differentials
    • Practitioner self-disclosure
    • Relationship with vulnerability
    • Stages of moving on

    When The Course Is Helpful

    The course is for professionals who have a need to look at ethics around professional conduct. It may be helpful when there are concerns about ethics or probity, and when there are disciplinary or conduct hearings or other professional processes.

    The course is for those in roles including medicine, nursing, social work, ministry, education, psychotherapy, counselling, criminal justice, corporate, legal and political settings.

    It is important to understand that the course has been helpful to people who face allegations, including where allegations are contested, or findings around issues including: 

    • Dishonesty/probity issues
    • Plagiarism/misattribution
    • Research/audit fraud
    • Falsifying notes
    • Breaching confidentiality
    • Failing to maintain accurate records
    • Unauthorised accessing of records
    • Inaccurate CV’s
    • Misuse of prescription or non-prescription medication
    • Personal criminal or civil cases which affect work
    • Emotional over-involvement with patients
    • Non-sexualised inappropriate interactions with patients.
    • Other conduct related issues

    Learning Methods

    • Pre-course reading
    • Conversations with the trainer
    • Evidence from research
    • Eliciting core values
    • Recorded lectures
    • Group discussion
    • Working in pairs
    • Acted Scenarios
    • Presentations
    • Playing The Professionalism Game®
    • Creating a Personal Development Plan