The purpose of these Guidelines is to provide education to APEGBC professionals regarding human rights and diversity issues that are relevant in professional practice.
The dynamics involved in a professional's relationships with other professionals, clients, employees, and other associates can include power, authority, control, and trust. These integral characteristics require a heightened awareness and understanding of the issues associated with such relationships. APEGBC professionals are expected to behave in a manner that exemplifies and supports the fair and courteous treatment of others, as required by Principle 7 of the APEGBC Code of Ethics.
APEGBC recognizes the importance of fostering a workplace environment that welcomes all of the increasingly diverse members of our society and enables them to contribute to their full potential. APEGBC encourages its members and licensees to be proactive in improving the workplace environment for all employees, clients, and associates and in addressing issues such as discrimination and harassment.
During this seminar, attendees will become familiar with the new APEGBC Professional Practice Guidelines: Human Rights and Diversity, and gain understanding to how this applies to their professional practice. Topics covered in this seminar include types of discrimination, diversity considerations, as well as the complaint procedure.
Peter Mitchell, P.Eng., FEC
Peter Mitchell, P.Eng., FEC, is the Director of Professional Practice, Standards and Development at the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC). He is responsible for developing and directing proactive quality assurance programs covering member's practices. Three key components of these programs are the APEGBC Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Program, APEGBC Practice Review Program, and the development of professional practice guidelines and quality management guidelines.
Director of Professional Practice, Standards and Development, APEGBC
Taymaz Rastin, LLB
Taymaz Rastin, LLB, is the Staff Lawyer of Regulatory Affairs at APEGBC. Taymaz focuses on unauthorized practice files to address the problem of non-registered practitioners doing professional engineering or geoscience. Taymaz is also the legal adviser to Peter Mitchell, in respect of APEGBC’s development of Professional Practice Guidelines.
Staff Lawyer, Regulatory Affairs, APEGBC
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