Professional Ethics Course

This workshop delivered by Financial Advice NZ & The Ethics Conversation supports and enhances the competence of financial advisers seeking to demonstrate their commitment to professional ethics and good practice that underpins all client relationships.

The workshop session covers: business ethics fundamentals, conflicts of interest, bias and speaking up, along with an examination of risks, challenges and ethical dilemmas. It refers to the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Providers and financial advisers. It examines the potential for dilemmas to arise and reflects on the role of the professional and provides conceptual clarity around the difference between compliance and ethics.

“The Ethics course opened up our minds to several dilemmas we face and got me thinking on so many different matters that we face while dealing with our clients.  The 3 hours just flew by.” – Tanaz Siganporia, Financial AdviceNZ Trusted Adviser and CFPCM professional

Course Outline

This course delivers all three modules over three hours.  The course is delivered online by Jane Arnott from The Ethics Conversation. The professional ethics course is a core requirement to obtain the Financial Advice NZ Trusted Adviser mark.  Three hours of structured CPD will be awarded to your Financial Advice New Zealand log pending completion of a short questionnaire.  

Module 1

  • Introduction and learning outcomes
  • Setting the Context
  • Business ethics fundamentals, assumptions and importance
  • Trust and reputation
  • Your professional role and the Code of Professional Conduct
  • Where dilemmas can arise – values and beliefs
  • Interactive – ethical scenario(s)

Module 2

  • Introduction and learning outcomes
  • Ethical expectations within a client adviser relationship
  • The ethics of personality and tone
  • The impact of bias and selective preference
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Interactive – ethical scenario(s)



Module 3

  • Introduction and learning outcomes
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Third party relationships
  • Privacy and data – new issues on the horizon
  • Personal ethical goal setting
  • Interactive ethical scenario(s)
  • Post course completion test




Schedule of Webinars

Each course is limited to 20 registrations. A course may be rescheduled if we do not achieve a minimum number of registrants.

Course costs* $200 +gst for members | $300 +gst for non-members

*Webinar links will only be sent to those who have pre-paid by bank transfer, credit card (fee applies), or have arranged a direct debit payment.

Thursday, June 20th

More dates TBA

9:00am – 12:00pm

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Presenter – Jane Arnott, Director of The Ethics Conversation

Jane provides strategic advice to companies and professional membership organisations looking to amplify their application of ethical principles.

Her professional ethics training sessions bring to light the complexity of applying ethics to everyday business thinking. Her belief is that by engaging with ethics conversations reputations can be enhanced and ethical lapses averted.

Jane was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queens Birthday Honours, June 2021.

Previously, as Associate for the UK-based Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), a role she held for over ten years, Jane delivered business ethics training and ran workshops for senior management teams. Her focus on the finance and banking sector was consistent throughout this tenure. Jane researched and co authored the IBE (International Business Ethics) publication ‘Setting the Tone: a New Zealand Perspective Ethical Business Leadership,’ the first IBE publication dedicated to the New Zealand business community. 

Along with her conference presentations in both NZ and abroad, Jane continues to amass insights and develop the global ethics networks that inform her work.

Jane has worked in CEO, executive director and senior management positions across a range of sectors.