The code of ethics is one of the four pillars to becoming certified. It separates certified professionals from non-certified and defines acceptable behavior for the profession. With every report or communication with a client, certified and industry professionals must consider the audience and data available, and determine the best way to present the data without misrepresenting any element of the project. This webinar will address considerations for the audience, the purpose of the communication, formats for data presentation, and ethical considerations associated with data presentation. A scenario developed around an expert witness case will guide the discussion.
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Professional Development
CPSS/CPSC: 1.0 Ethics
Myra Peak, CPSS
Peak Environmental Management, Inc.
Myra L. Peak is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. She has been an environmental, health, and safety consultant since 1989. About half of her work is training, and the other half includes a variety of field work including environmental permits and field sampling. Ms. Peak also owns and operates farms in west central Illinois.
Emildy Clark, CPSS
Golder and Associates
Ms. Clark is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist with more than ten years of consulting experience. She specializes in reclamation of disturbed lands. Her expertise includes disturbed land reclamation planning and permitting, soil chemical and physical characterization, vadose zone monitoring and modelling, soil-water-plant interactions, salt-affected soils and arid land management, soil erosion and conservation issues, watershed management and vegetation monitoring.
Clay Robinson, CPSS, AG
American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America
Clay earned BS and MS degrees from West Texas State University, with a concentration in plant science/agronomy, and a PhD in Soil Management from Iowa State University. He has been a Certified Professional Soil Scientist since 1999. He maintains his Professional Geoscientist license from the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists. As a former professor, he taught soil science and agronomy courses at two universities from 1992 to 2011. Before becoming the ASA/SSSA Education Manager, he worked for an environmental consulting firm for three years, preparing reports for various audiences and serving as an expert witness on several occasions.
December 16, 2015