The Australasian Interim Executive Association (AIEA) has a responsibility to set rules and standards to direct the behaviour of its members in professional matters. It is expected that these rules and professional standards will be higher than those established by the general law and that they will be enforced through disciplinary action which can result in expulsion from membership.
Members are expected to exercise their own judgement (which should be made in such a way as to be reasonably justified) to meet the requirements of the code and seek advice if in doubt.
This Code of Conduct sets out the professional standards required by AIEA as a condition of membership. It applies to all members, irrespective of their membership grade, the role they fulfil, or the jurisdiction where they are employed or discharge their contractual obligations. The Code governs the conduct of the individual, not the nature of the business or ethics of any client or employer.
Exercising of your professional judgement:
As a member of AIEA you have a responsibility to:
In circumstances where a member is also a member of another professional body the clauses of any other applicable code of conduct cannot be employed to diminish or negate the clauses of the AIEA Code of Conduct.
You will not make any statement on behalf of AIEA or purport to represent AIEA through any public medium, including digital social media, unless authorised to do so by AIEA.
If you are in a leadership position and especially if you hold an executive position you are expected to:
All members are required to undertake professional development activities as a condition of membership. Continuing professional development activities should broaden your knowledge of business processes and maintain your competence in your area of specialisation.
You should seek out and observe good practice exemplified by rules, standards, conventions or protocols that are relevant in your area of specialisation.
You should only claim current competence where you can demonstrate you have the required expertise e.g. through recognised competencies, qualifications or experience.
If a member of AIEA should know of, or become aware of, any breach of this Code of Conduct by another member they are under an obligation to notify AIEA.
Breaches of the Code of Conduct may also be brought to the attention of AIEA by others who are not members of AIEA.
Any breach of the Code of Conduct brought to the attention of AIEA, or of which AIEA becomes aware, will be considered under the Association’s Disciplinary procedures.
Where AIEA receives information that a member has been convicted of a criminal offence the member, when asked, will provide a Statement of Disclosure providing evidence of their criminal record (if any) within 28 days. Note that not all convictions are seen as relevant to membership in AIEA and each case will be considered individually.
The Institute requires each member of the AIEA to attain 25 'Continuing Professional Development' (CPD) points annually.
A new member will gain acceptance as a professional member of the AIEA by demonstrating that he/she:
The member is then responsible for maintaining CPD records and, by renewing the annual membership, attests that the 25 CPD points have been attained over the previous twelve months.
Ongoing CPD activity will be credited at the rate of one point for each hour of accredited CPD activity. This accredited activity will include:
The CPD requirement will be subject to random audit. A membership that does not meet the CPD requirement will be suspended or cancelled, at the Membership Committee’s judgement.