This workshop is designed to introduce members, particularly graduate members on the pathway to full membership, to key concepts in relation to professional ethics as planners.

This workshop is running over 2 consecutive mornings and you must attend both days. Registering for this workshop will automatically confirm your place on the 2nd day.

  • Day 1 - Thursday 04 April - 9.00am - 11.00am - you must attend both days
  • Day 2 - Friday 05 April - 9.00am - 11.00am - you must attend both days

This workshop is a compulsory CPD requirement for those members looking to seek Full NZPI membership.

The workshop will:

  • Familiarise attendees with the NZPI Code of Ethics and its application to planning work scenarios
  • Introduce how to identify a range of possible ethical issues in day to day practice
  • Introduce ways of resolving ethical issues, and identify appropriate sources of support and information in doing so
  • Provide practical exercises in applying the NZPI Code of Ethics to every day planning scenarios

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop attendees will:

  • Apply the NZPI Code of Ethics to practical scenarios
  • Identify ethical issues as they arise in planning work
  • Understand ways of resolving ethical issues and sources of information and support in doing so

Who should attend?

The workshop is targeted to planners on the pathway to full membership. It is one of the compulsory workshops on this pathway. It is also for Full members who are looking to refresh their ethics knowledge, as is required for Full members every three years. Full members looking to refresh their knowledge of ethics may also like to consider ‘Ethics and Digital Technologies’ as an alternative way to meet the requirement to refresh their knowledge of ethics while also looking at the impact of digital technologies on ethical practice.


Christine Coste

Christine has more than 24 years’ experience as a planner. She holds a Bachelor of Planning from the University of Auckland and is a Full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute.

Christine founded RMA Digital to provide services to RMA practitioners to better meet the challenges of the digital age. Embracing digital technologies is essential to our ability to practice in the modern world.

Christine chairs the NZPI’s Special Interest Group PlanTechNZ, which encourages planners to explore new technologies and for the planning profession to respond to the opportunities and challenges of new technologies.

Christine is a certified RM Making Good Decisions independent commissioner and has a Certificate in Public Participation from the International Association for Public Participation.

Registration is easy! Simply click the ‘Add to Cart’ button above and follow the prompts.

Hope you can join us!

Workshop Queries:

This event was organised by the NZPI. If you have any questions about this workshop or registrations, please email Eliza Bradley,

Registrations Close:

Wednesday 27 March.

Late Registrations:

If you cannot see an 'Add to Cart' button above, online registrations have closed. If there are tickets available we may be able to accept late registrations, please click here if you are interested in attending.

Zoom Link:

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