Ethics Festival 2016

The CIPR Ethics Festival is held in October to promote the CIPR's role as a regulator of conduct and highlight the responsibilities of professionals in PR.

The aim is to provide opportunities to engage with ideas about professional ethics in live events, debates and new resources.


Pre Festival Activity

Building Trust in the PR Industry
21 September, 930am
CIPR Cymru/Wales
Back for the third year running, CIPR Cymru/Wales will host a conference to give PR practitioners in Wales a great opportunity to learn, share and enhance their knowledge.

This it will focus on the issue of trust in the PR industry - how do you build it and more importantly, re-build it after a crisis? At this learning event, we're aiming to equip delegates with a variety of skills and takeaway tips, with a day of case-study led talks and hands-on workshops.
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PR Forum 2016: Out in the Open
22 September, 1230pm
CIPR Channel Islands

Following the success of the inaugural Channel Islands PR Forum in Guernsey last year, this year the event moves to Jersey.
Entitled 'Out in the Open', the event this year will feature a keynote talk by UK public relations expert Paul Wilkinson on 'open data', transparency and trust. Paul will discuss the moves being made by a growing number of private and public sector organisations to making data available to the public, and the challenges and opportunities this presents to public relations professionals and the organisations they advise.
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Ethics Festival Listings

Protecting reputation – the legal issues and remedies

12 October 2016
CIPR Corporate and Financial Group

Protecting the reputation of the companies we represent is fraught with risk. What we as PR professionals communicate externally on behalf of the firm, and how we respond to media enquiries, can have huge implications for the business if we don't get it right, potentially causing significant financial and reputational damage. To support the CIPR's ethics month, this engaging, informative and often humorous presentation from specialist defamation lawyer David Summerhayes, gives guidance on what the law says, common defences to defamation and will work through some fascinating and thought-provoking case studies to help PR professionals ensure that we are aware of the implications of our actions and act appropriately.
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Tweet Chat
17 October 2016
CIPR/Communicate Magazine

The CIPR partnered with CommsChat to host a public discussion on ethical conduct in public relations. Read a summary of the tweets here.

Ethics in PR
20 October 2016
CIPR Scotland

Jane Cumming was appointed as the first Chair of the CIPR Professional Standards Panel in 2014. She will outline her role and explain what is involved in a complaint, drawing on real cases of PR practice which have been considered at a complaint hearing. These will demonstrate how the CIPR code of conduct can be breached and why it is important all PR practitioners maintain the highest professional standards and fully understand their responsibilities under the code. There will also be a short Q&A session.

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Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders
27 October 2016
CIPR Greater London Group

As part of the CIPR's ethics festival this fun event will help you navigate the ambiguity between theory and practice as you encounter real-life scenarios in a gameplay environment. We know that we learn best when we experience things, when we are having fun and when we get a chance to reflect with others: these are the three pillars of its design.
As a workshop, it premiered at the IABC World Conference 2016 in New Orleans, where one participant said "it was the best workshop I have ever been to at a conference". Workshop participants will have an immersive experience where they will:
• Quickly establish a team by sharing roles and reaching consensus.
• Reflect around key business challenges and how to work with other functions and influence senior leadership.
• Understand how to apply "rules" and "best practice" when reality bites!
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