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"so you think you know the code" by Mrs. Gretta Kelzi


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In February 2019; Mrs. Gretta Kelzi delivered a lecture "so you think you know the code". Among the Learning Objectives:
* Comparatively quick and high-level overview of PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
* Assist the user in thinking about his or her own ethics-related leadership and actions.
* Leverage ethical knowledge to strengthen their leadership skills.

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"so you think you know the code" by Mrs. Gretta Kelzi

  1. 1. Gretta Kelzi So you think you know the “code”?
  2. 2. Agenda ‣ Meet the "Code" ‣ Tools for practitioners ‣ Self assessment/Awareness ‣ Hands-on group activity
  3. 3. Do You Remember Seeing This? Covers: • All PMI members • All PMI certification holders • All PMI volunteers (including nonmember volunteers) • All applicants for a PMI Certification 
  4. 4. Overview of the Code Descriptions Definitions Values Content Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Responsibility Ownership of actions and decisions Honoring commitments and upholding legal and ethical rules Respect Treatment of people and resources Good faith, being nonabusive, and respect for resources Fairness Objective and impartial decisions Transparency, proper handling of conflicts of interest, and proper motive in decisions Honesty Understanding the truth and truth-based actions No deception or dishonest behavior
  5. 5. Why the Code Is Important • Increased visibility of our profession • Increased importance of successful business efforts, which are underscored by good ethical behaviors • Increased importance of leadership in project environments • Ethical choices: – Diminish risk – Advance positive results – Increase trust – Determine long-term success – Build reputations
  6. 6. PMI Resources • Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct • Ethical Decision-Making Framework (EDMF) • Ethics Toolkit • Articles, webinars, discussions, and other resources available on under the ethics practice area • Ethics Complaint and Review Process
  7. 7. Ethics Self Assessment The Ethics Self-Assessment can help you identify: • Areas in which you are on strong ethical ground • Areas that you may wish to examine, including the basis for your responses; • Opportunities for further reflection.
  8. 8. So NOW you think you know the “Code”? Go to
  9. 9. THANK YOU