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Public Trust in the Professions: Ethics, Trust and Integrity

Submitted by Nigel Duncan on Tue, 02-23-2010
Conference location
Staple Inn Hall, Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ, UK
United Kingdom
Sponsor organization(s) or institution(s)
UK Inter-Professional Group
IDEA: Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (University of Leeds)
Professional Ethics Network
Sponsor(s)' contact information

Conference Description

This one?day conference will enable different professional groups to benefit from working together to
critically consider:
• The responsibility of professions to work in the public interest.
• The public perception of professions.
• Issues of accountability, responsibility, integrity, communication.
09.15 Registration and coffee
09.45 Welcome ~ Jane Hern and Chris Megone
Chair of UKIPG and Registrar, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Director, IDEA CETL & Professor of Inter?Disciplinary Applied Ethics, University of Leeds
10.00 Keynote Presentation: Public Trust in the Professions ~ Sir Philip Mawer
Prime Minister’s Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests
Chairman of the Actuarial Profession's Professional Regulation Committee
11.00 A choice of three parallel workshops (stream 1)
12.00 Morning Coffee
12.15 A choice of three parallel workshops (stream 2)
13.15 Lunch
14.15 A choice of three parallel workshops (stream 3)
15.15 Keynote Presentation: Trust in the Financial Sector ~ Professor Chris Cowton
Dean of University of Huddersfield Business School
16.15 Review key points from day
16.45 Afternoon tea
Parallel Workshops (some will be repeated)
1. Integrity in Accountancy ~ Anne Davis, (Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, ICAEW) and Jim Baxter
(IDEA CETL, University of Leeds)
2. Common Values of the Professions: A European Perspective ~ Dr. Theodoros Koutroubas (Director General, CEPLIS, &
University of Louvain)
3. Ethics in the Engineering Profession: Critically examining a case study in engineering ethics ~ Jim Baxter (Professional Ethics
Development Officer, IDEA CETL, University of Leeds) & Dr Martin Haigh (FIMechE, MHA Associates)
4. Trust and Ethics in the Medical Professions ~ Dr Peter Dangerfield, (University of Liverpool and BMA Ethics Committee), and
Rob Baker (The Dental Institute & IDEA CETL, University of Leeds)
5. Ethics in the Professions in the Wider Landscape ~ Kristina Ingate (Ingate Interim and Consulting)
6. Ethics, Trust & Mission Statements: A case study in Professional Ethics & Business ~ Prof Chris Megone (Director, IDEA CETL)
7. Developing Ethical Legal Professionals ~ Nigel Duncan (The City Law School, City University London)