Code of Ethics
All apdo-uk members agree to adopt the following code of ethics to guide their professional conduct with clients, colleagues and the wider community.
Apdo-uk code of ethics
- I will keep confidential all client information, both business and personal.
- When unable or unqualified to fulfil requests for services, I will make every effort to recommend the service of other appropriate organisers and/or other qualified professionals.
- I will communicate my fees and expenses to my client in advance, and will charge fees and expenses, which I deem reasonable, legitimate, and commensurate with my experience, the services I deliver, and the responsibility I accept.
- I will seek to deal with other apdo-uk members in a fair and equitable manner, and maintain the highest standards of personal conduct to bring credit to the organising profession.
- I will deal openly with any area of conflict, and will endeavour to reach agreement over any such areas in a professional and courteous manner.
- I will respect the intellectual property rights (materials, titles, and thematic creations) of my colleagues and will not use proprietary information without permission.
- I will strive for excellence in all aspects of the organising profession.
- I will advertise my services in an honest manner and will represent the organising profession accurately.
- I will strive to improve the practices of apdo-uk and to enhance the standing of the organising profession
With grateful thanks to the Australasian Association of Professional Organisers (AAPO) whose original Code of Ethics forms the basis of this document.