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Codes of conduct
This month we’ll examine codes of conduct. You’ll learn the importance of having a code of conduct, as well as how you should effectively communicate the code to your athletes, coaches and parents.

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October webinar: Preventing abuse through codes of conduct
Join Melanie Lockwood Herman and learn how a code of conduct can help prevent abuse. In this webinar, Ms. Herman will talk about ways to effectively communicate the code to administrators, coaches, volunteers, athletes and parents.

Date: Oct. 30, 2013
Time: 1-2 p.m. ET
Cost: Free

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Why your code is important
A code of conduct is an important and necessary way of showing all stakeholders the organization is committed to cultivating a positive and safe environment. These guidelines are important to ensure all stakeholders are protected and that any violations are addressed appropriately and with suitable ramifications. Without a code of conduct, constituents may unknowingly tolerate misconduct. Codes of conduct also minimize opportunities for misconduct and help prevent unfounded allegations. 

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Campaign Spotlight
Communicating codes of conduct

Codes of conduct are very important to organizations because they explicitly state what is defined as prohibited conduct. While codes should be clearly stated and defined, they should also be communicated using language designed for athletes, coaches and parents. Codes of conduct outline the expectations and highlight the method of reporting a potential act of misconduct. It is highly recommended that all stakeholders read and sign an organization’s code of conduct, acknowledging they fully understand the terms.   

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Featured Speakers
Melanie Lockwood Herman is executive director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Author of more than 15 books, she delivers workshops and keynote presentations on topics ranging from effective governance to managing human resource risk.

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