POC CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS
This Code of
Conduct and Ethics is a set of principles and guidelines that each
member of POC – Professional Organizers in Canada – agrees to adopt for
the exercise of judgment, self-restraint and conscience.
1. I will
provide to all people truthful and accurate information with respect to
professional performance of duties and completion of contracts. When
unable or unqualified to fulfill requests for services, I will make
every effort to recommend the service of other qualified organizers
and/or other qualified professionals.
2. I will have
empathy for the client and the assignment by practicing positive
interpersonal and communication skills.
3. I will
respect the confidential nature of the client’s information, and will
use proprietary client information only with the client’s permission.
4. I will
maintain an objective manner to promote and encourage the highest level
of conduct and ethics within the organizing profession.
5. I will seek
to deal with other POC members, professional colleagues, suppliers and
employees in a fair and equitable manner, and maintain the highest
standards of personal conduct to bring credit to the organizing
6. I will deal
openly with those areas that may be deemed a conflict of interest.
7. I will
protect the public against fraud and unfair practices, and attempt to
eliminate from POC all practices that bring discredit to the organizing
8. I will make a
commitment to possess and increase the required knowledge, skills and
training to be proficient and relevant in the provision of services.
9. I will
extend these same professional commitments to all those persons
supervised or employed.
10. I will
strive for excellence in all aspects of the organizing profession.