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Code of Professional Conduct

The Code of Conduct* encompasses the personal behaviour expected of TAP Academy members. In positions of considerable influence through the pivotal roles they fulfill in organisations, L&D Professionals have a responsibility to utilise their specialist knowledge and skills in and ethically responsible manner. The 3 core elements of the Code of conduct are:


  • Seek to engage the hearts and minds of their audience, inspiring positive contributions and outcomes.
  • Work to establish and maintain an environment of mutual trust and respect, accommodating the uniqueness, individuality and needs of their audience.


  • Act with honesty and integrity in all aspects of their work, declining involvement with any activity that would compromise their professional standing.
  • Uphold the reputation of the Profession, their organisation and the TAP Academy through their conduct.


  • Continually review and improve the quality of their professional practice by maintaining the currency of both their subject expertise and their professional skills.
  • Inform their professional judgement and practice by keeping up to date with current learning theories and emerging trends in L&D, technology and pedagogy.

*The TAP Academy Code of Conduct of Professional Conduct is copywright of The Training Foundation and should not be copied or reproduced without written permission.

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