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Planning Ethics

Monday, November 18, 2019
12 - 1:30 PM
Cost: $35
Credits Available: 1.5 AICP CM Ethics credits - see below


Registration closes Sunday, November 17 at 12 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording. Read about scholarship opportunities.

Webinar Overview

Acting and being ethical is important for many professions, including planning. But doing so often requires a thoughtful balancing of different issues and interests. This webinar will use several ethical scenarios to help the participants understand how the American Institute of Certified Planners’ (AICP) Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility applies to the challenging issues facing planners today. This session fulfills the AICP certification maintenance requirement for ethics training.

Educational Objectives

This webinar will provide planners and other people interested in planning with a solid introduction to planning-related ethical issues and the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Who Should Attend?

Planners of all types, including those serving in the public sector, consultants, and elected and appointed officials.


  • Steve Butler, FAICP, Policy Manager/Planning Consultant, MRSC. Steve has been involved in most aspects of community planning for over 30 years, both in the public and private sectors. Steve has served as president of statewide planning associations in both Washington and Maine, and was elected to the American Institute of Certified Planner’s College of Fellows in 2008
  • Paul Inghram, AICP, Director of Growth Management, Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC). At PRSC, Paul supports the implementation of the regional plan, VISION 2050. Prior to PSRC, Paul worked for the City of Bellevue where he lead efforts to plan around future light rail stations, revitalize neighborhood shopping centers, and update the city's comprehensive plan.  Paul has also worked as a planning consultant serving communities throughout the Puget Sound area. Paul was honored to serve as President of the American Institute of Certified Planners and on the Board of the American Planning Association and continues to be actively involved in the planning profession.
  • Karen Wolf, FAICP, Sr. Policy Analyst, Office of Performance, Strategy, and Budget, King County. Karen has more than 25 years of experience working on regional land use projects in King County to implement the State Growth Management Act.  Additionally, she is in her second term as an elected member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Commission, representing Region V, serving as the Chair of the AICP Ethics Committee, and former chair of the AICP Exam Committee.  


  • 1.5 CM Ethics credits from the American Planning Association (course #9187164)

Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee if registration is canceled by 12 PM on Sunday, November 17. If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.