August 10, 2016

Standard 7

Standard 7

Professionalism and Ethics

Introduction

Availability

Course Components

Course Outline

Introduction

Canada’s professional forester serves the public interest and understands the role of the profession. Professional foresters have integrity, are competent, independent and accountable for their actions and decisions. They maintain professional standards and conduct based on ethical principles including life­ long learning and continuing competency requirements.

Availability

All online modules will run 3 times a year, coinciding with the Fall, Spring and Summer terms, as per the University of Toronto academic calendar. Each module will begin approximately 3 weeks following the commencement of the academic term, and will last 8 weeks. Exact course start dates will be specified upon registration.

Course Components

  •  Commitment to life­long learning and career development.
  •  Contact with the professional forestry regulatory body.
  •  Conflict of interest.
  •  Knowledge of professional regulation and history.
  •  Moral and ethical questions in forest resource use.
  •  Professional character includes independence, integrity, competence, respect and accountability.
  •  Professional ethics, obligations and codes of conduct.
  •  Standards of professional practice.
  •  Understanding of due diligence, limits to competence, law of professional negligence, duty of care, accountability and professional liability.

Course Content

This training package will incorporate self-paced, online modules, required readings, discussion forums, and a variety of evaluation methods.

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An Ontario Bridge Training Program for Foresters

Funded by

Government-of-Ontario
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