CIOB Academy

CIOB Academy launch first Ethical Construction Course

January 26, 2017

CIOBThe CIOB Academy  is a dedicated training academy developed by the industry for construction professionals.  Launched by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) in December 2016,  its purpose is to enhance excellence and boost the productivity of the construction sector.


What is the  CIOB Academy ?

About the Course: Understand the role of ethics and compliance in the construction industry

This free online course will help you to understand the concept of ethics, why they matter, and why being ethical goes deeper than just being compliant and legal.

It is done through social learning, questionnaires, videos, articles and quizzes. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with each other, and the course leader in a safe and managed forum. Tutors and contributors are available online for any support

The online course is 2 hours per week of learning and runs for five weeks and is open to anyone working in the built environment sector globally.

You can participate at your own pace and around your schedule.  You will meet other professionals and educators from the industry in the discussion groups through our socially engaging platform.


CIOB AcademyThe course will help you to:

Designed to empower people to make better decisions in their daily construction work, the course focuses on improving relationships, identifying conflicts of interest and taking steps to minimise risk.

The course will give participants the opportunity to develop their ethical leadership skills and reflect on interactive exercises, exploring dilemmas that are relatable in their everyday roles, such as company policy and interactions in the workplace.

  • Explain how ethics and compliance has a tangible impact on your professional role and personal values
  • Know why construction companies have policies and procedures, and how they relate to legal requirements and society;
  • Apply your company’s policy (or a sample policy) to a real-life ethical dilemma case study;
  • Identify conflicts of interest and determine the steps you need to take to minimise their risk;
  • Ensure that your decisions are both ethical and compliant.

The course is aimed particularly at those in construction management, site management, design, HR, procurement, and surveying, suitable for all levels of seniority.


A few words from the Course Leader

Course leader at the CIOB Academy and owner of Construction Coach, Maria Coulter said:

Construction is a fast paced industry and people are working under tremendous pressure to deliver for clients and employers within complex frameworks. Unfortunately, conflicting requirements can sometimes force people to compromise their personal values. This can lead to disillusionment which not only erodes trust, but also damages morale and wellbeing, negatively impacting the performance of individuals and teams.

“By providing a safe place to explore and discuss ethical issues, and by opening this course up to anyone in the industry, we hope to facilitate positive change on a large scale.”


Want to know more?

Find out more about this course and what the  CIOB Academy can offer?   Then visit their website at




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