Code of Conduct
ASHI Georgia Officers, Directors and Conference volunteers
This document outlines a Code of Conduct for all persons volunteering their services to ASHI Georgia. It covers your behavior as a member of the association, in a public meeting or private correspondence. If you cannot agree to any of these principles, then volunteering in the Association may not be for you. Accepting the role offered assumes acceptance of these principles:
You are working with others as a team so be considerate of how your actions or contribution affects your colleagues and the association as a whole.
Treat one another and members of the association with respect. Everyone can make a valuable contribution. We may not always agree, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior or poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It is important to remember that an association or group where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. We expect all chapter members to be respectful when dealing with other members as well as with people from outside our chapter.
When you disagree, consult others. Disagreements happen all the time, and our chapter members are no exception. Disagreement, debate and constructive criticism is often how progress is made and are a necessary part of future successes. The important goal is not to avoid disagreements or differing views but to resolve them constructively.
When you are unsure, ask for help. Nobody knows everything and nobody is expected to be perfect. Asking questions avoids many problems down the road and so questions are encouraged. Those who are asked should be responsive and helpful.
Check your e-mails regularly and answer them promptly—even if it's "I'll get back to you."
Sometimes the hardest thing to say is "no" or admit you have forgotten to do something. Be honest with each other and yourself with regards to what you say and what you can realistically commit to.