Ethics Case of the Year

Each year, APA chapters and divisions are encouraged to use a multiple-scenario ethics case at conferences and meetings. Remember to enter your 90-minute session for CM | 1.5 | Ethics credits.

Consult the Ethics Toolkit and consider your format options. Also consider using either the entire eight-scenario case or examining only one scenario in depth within the larger case context. Another alternative is to pick two or three scenarios for discussion.

Highlight your chapter or division ethics session in your preliminary conference program. Print the case double-sided on a single sheet of paper — using the formatted template — and make it available as a handout before the session.

Use the formatted PowerPoint presentation of the ethics case as part of your session, adding your own slides as needed.

Tell us what you have learned, and make suggestions for future ethics cases of the year. Contact APA getinvolved@planning.org.

Resources

APA Ethics in Planning Toolkit (pdf)

AICP Ethics Cases of the Year 2020–21 (pdf)

AICP Ethics Cases of the Year 2020–21 (ppt)

Notes on the 2020–21 Ethics Case of the Year

This year's "case of the year" is a series of ethical scenarios based on real-life planning issues from the past year. It was developed by the AICP Ethics Committee, with the assistance of AICP Ethics Officer James Peters, FAICP. The ethics topics discussed are: confidential information, endorsements, personal property, professional misrepresentation, public engagement, running for office, and social equity.


Previous Cases

2019

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2019–20 (pdf)

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2019–20 PowerPoint presentation (ppt)

2018

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2018–19 (pdf)

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2018–19 PowerPoint presentation (ppt)

2017

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2017–18 (pdf)

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2017–18 PowerPoint presentation (ppt)

2016

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2016–17 (pdf)

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2016–17 PowerPoint presentation (ppt)

2015

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2015–16 (pdf)

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2015–16 PowerPoint presentation (ppt)

2014

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2014–15 (pdf)

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2014–15 PowerPoint presentation (ppt)

2013

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2013–14 and Guidance for Chapters and Divisions (pdf)

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2013–14 PowerPoint presentation (ppt)

2012

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2012–13 and Guidance for Chapters and Divisions (pdf)

AICP Ethics Case of the Year 2012–13 PowerPoint presentation (ppt)