Promoting an ethical culture is a key leadership responsibility. ICMA promotes the highest standards of ethical conduct in the local government management profession by providing advice, education, and training to members and enforcing the ICMA Code of Ethics through a peer review process. In addition, ICMA provides training and technical assistance to promote ethical conduct.

Ethics Workshops for State Associations

As part of the mission to promote ethical leadership, ICMA offers ethics sessions for state association and affiliate meetings. Offerings include “Ethical Survivor” and “Ethical Jeopardy.” Both sessions are designed to build knowledge about the ICMA Code of Ethics and ethical issues in a fun and engaging format. Also, ICMA can tailor session content to suit the interests and needs of the state association.

Ethics 101 e-Course

The ICMA Ethics 101 e-Course is a self-paced, online program containing eight modules that strengthen your jurisdiction’s ethical culture by making sure your staff has a proper grounding in your organization’s values and can deal with ethics issues that arise on the job.

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Contact Us

For more information or to schedule ICMA state association ethics training and technical assistance services, contact Jessica Cowles, ethics director, at