PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group August 2018 Questions? Contact us at [email protected] Ethics Self Assessment Ethics Toolkit Introduction PMI members and credential holders, as a condition of their status, agree to abide by the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The Code provides an overall standard of behavior and includes specific standards to guide project managers in their professional relationships. Based on the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, the Ethics Self-Assessment tool is intended for personal use and assist the user in thinking about his or her own ethics-related leadership and actions. It should not be returned to PMI, nor should it be used as a tool for evaluating the ethical behavior of others. A user can choose to begin assessing her or his ethical behaviors at any time. The initial assessment will help any practitioner understand the current state of their personal ethics, which then provides the information necessary to build a stronger personal ethics for the future. Ongoing assessments and re- evaluations will help the user to commit to sustaining ongoing and continuous ethics improvement. This ethics assessment tool is an excellent way to measure the overall health of one’s individual ethics and plan for improvements. 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. Instructions for the Use of the Ethics Self-Assessment Tool We hope you find this tool thought-provoking and useful in your reflection on applying the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to your everyday activities. You are to be commended for taking time out of your busy schedule to complete this assessment. There is no pressure or time limit for completing this assessment, so please consider your answers thoughtfully and carefully and make comments and notes as you progress. If you uncover “red flags” where your responses are not compatible with the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, you should use it as an opportunity to enhance your ethical practice and leadership by developing a specific action plan. You can use the template provided with the self-assessment or use one of your own creation. Consider PMI as a resource when you and your management team are confronted with difficult ethical dilemmas. At , you can access a diverse set of practical resources that will help you understand how to integrate ethics into your own life, as well as in communities and organizations that you practice your profession in.