The conversation around ethics in public engagement is one that needs to take place continually not just amongst the people that we work with but more importantly within ourselves. Ethics are more than just about the rules, the dos and the don’ts or what is expected from us. Ethics are about what is right, and the right thing to do when working in community development is to place people at the centre of the work that we do. When we genuinely act from a place of what is best for those we work with, we will have very little to apologize for. That said, the webinar also reminded me of the importance of admitting when we have not done what is right and as they say changed behaviour is the best apology for past mistakes. Now that we have heard from all stakeholders: indigenous groups, women, the youth and more importantly those living in developing countries, it is time to readjust and act accordingly. An all round very rewarding conversation!