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Construction Industry Ethics - VILT

Multi-day Course:
Location Title: Virtual Instructor Led Training via Zoom
Cancellation Period: 5 Business Days

Developed by the construction industry for the construction industry, this new course is MANDATORY for Gold Seal Certification.

To obtain a Certificate of Completion, a PIN will be issued to each participant to complete an online post-course assessment.

Not all situations are Black or White.  By maintaining high ethical standards, and being consistent in our practices, we thrive both personally and professionally. 

This course will help you understand ethics as it relates to the construction industry through practical, hands-on examples and help you navigate the daily ethical grey areas.

Course Content:

  • Connect personal experiences to the core principles of ethical behaviour
  • Explore how to be socially responsible, how to acquire social license, and learn the value of social responsibility
  • Conduct a risk assessment and analyze its components
  • Make decisions using an ethical framework
  • Evaluate decisions from an ethical point of view
  • Communicate about ethics with your team and external company contacts
  • Identify unethical behavior and take appropriate action

Orientation Date: 

  • February 29, 2024 - 2:00 - 2:30pm

Course Dates:  (Please note time differences)  

  1. March 4, 2024 - 11:30am - 3:30pm
  2. March 5, 2024 - 7:30am - 11:30am

Attendance and participation in BOTH sessions is mandatory for course completion.

Next Scheduled Date:  April 25-26, 2024

Course Format:
Live, Online, Instructor-led training, with a maximum class size of 20 students.

  • This is a highly interactive course facilitated by the instructor on the Zoom platform.
  • You will be expected to have your webcam on during the whole class and participate in break-out rooms, small-group discussions, and other activities with your instructor and classmates during the course.
  • Zoom access information will be provided to you in advance of the training by your instructor
  • Full attendance and participation in both sessions is mandatory for course completion. If a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees.

MANDATORY:  This course includes an ONLINE course assessment that must be completed to receive your certificate.  A PIN# will be provided to you after the in-class sessions have been completed.

Course Credits: 

  • 3 - CCA Gold Seal Credits
  • ​8 - BC Housing CPD Points

This course is delivered in partnership with local construction associations across western Canada. You will be participating with industry peers from throughout these regions.

Course Credits Information
Gold Seal Credits:
Other Credits:
BC Housing - 8 CPD points
Course Certificates

To obtain a Certificate of Completion, a PIN# will be emailed to each participant to complete an online post-course assessment. Certificates of Completion issued upon completion of post-course assessment will be accepted by Gold Seal.  The final assessment is multiple-choice and if you don’t succeed on your first attempt, you can continue to re-take until you pass. Your course completion certificate will not be released until you successfully complete the final assessment. 

Upon successful completion of the workshop and the online course assessment a digital copy of your Certificate of Completion will be available to download and print.

Course Instructor Information

Facilitator:  Debbie Hicks, B.Sc. DSH Consulting



With a comprehensive and varied education background, learning has been at the core of her career.   As former President of the Southern Interior Construction Association in BC for 22 years, liaising with the buyers of construction services, architects, engineers and contractors in advocacy and education brings a solid base to her expertise.  In addition, her experience as the owner representative for the construction of the new Clubhouse for the Kelowna Yacht Club has provided additional perspective. She has been fortunate to work with the Alberta Construction Association to facilitate industry dialogue on “Optimizing the Flow of Money” and “Non-Standard Contract Clauses and their Costs”.  Through these experiences, with a lot of passion and enthusiasm, Debbie is able to bring both knowledge and insight into her work and presentations for the construction industry.


Course Contact Information

Leanne Hendrickson
Director of Education

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