Important Note for Enrolled Members:
Completion of this workshop is not required for enrolled members.
It will be covered in the six experience areas modules.
The Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA) outlines end results for forest practices but relies on the professional judgment of resource professionals to practice due diligence and good stewardship of forest land. Forest land stewardship rests on sound ecological principles that are necessary to sustain the forest's ability to provide the values that have been assigned by society. Is professional reliance working so the provincial government has confidence in maintaining results-based forest practices legislation instead of going back to procedures-based legislation? There are good examples of professional reliance working but our members still have questions about how the practice of professional reliance can be improved.
This session may be mandatory for some enrolled members. If mandatory, this and the Professional Ethics and Obligations workshop must be completed before becoming a registered member. Please review the Professional Development Requirements on the appropriate Become a Member page for details.
About this Session
This session explores what professional reliance means to participants, its legal foundation and its definition, how it compares to professional deference and how it is related to professional accountability. Various professional reliance scenarios will be presented for participants to work through by choosing different decisions based on the information they are given.
Participants will learn answers to important questions such as:
- How do you carry out a professional quality review?
- How is professional reliance linked to professional accountability?
- What enables the practice of professional reliance?
- How can I practice professional reliance locally?
Who Should Register for This Session?
All professionals working with forest resources including members of ABCFP, DEGIRS, BCIA, CAB and APBBC.
Regular: $100.00 + GST
Enrolled Member Rate: $50.00 + GST
START Student Rate: $50.00 + GST (must be enrolled in the START program to qualify)
This session is worth one contact hour towards an ABCFP Certificate of Professional Development for each hour spent doing the course work.
Please contact Mike Larock, RPF.