Ethics Workshop

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CIfA's ethics workshop on 3 June focuses on the real life dilemmas we may face as professional archaeologists and debates how we can approach these using the guidance and resources we have available to us.


Following 2018 and 2019's successful ethics workshops at the CIfA conference, this CPD workshop is open for anyone and everyone interested in discussing and developing ethical issues in professional archaeology.

The workshop will be fairly small-format and highly participative in style. The ethical issues will be presented in a series of ethics case studies, hypothetical cases developed from real-life experiences.


The day will begin with an introduction to professional ethics after which attendees will be divided into groups of six to eight people for a maximum of four groups. The groups will be presented with ethics case studies which will be reviewed and discussed from a variety of viewpoints, including their association with the CIfA Code of conduct and standards and guidance

Featured presenters:

Dr Paul Belford, Director, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
Dr Gerry Wait, Principal Consultant and Managing Director, Triskelion Heritage

Learning outcomes

By attending this workshop, delegates can expect to come away with a greater understanding of:

  • the importance of professional ethics
  • ethics in archaeological practice
  • why good people sometimes do the wrong things
  • ethical decision-making and handling ethical dilemmas
  • the importance of leadership in establishing an ethical culture


10:00 Registration, tea and coffee
10:30 Introduction to ethics - Gerry Wait
11:00 Case study one - Paul Belford
12:00 Case study two
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Case study three
14:45 Case study four
15:45 Tea break
16:00 Discussion
16:20 Closing comments - Paul Belford
16:30 End of day

Additional info

Costs include lunch, trainer resources, and six hours of certified CPD.

June 3rd, 2020 10:00 AM   to   4:30 PM
Birmingham Midlands Institute
9 Margaret St
Birmingham, B3 3BS
United Kingdom
CIfA member £ 90.00
Non-member £ 115.00

CIfA member £ 90.00
Non-member £ 115.00