The Centre expects Centre Members to behave in a courteous, respectful and professional manner during any meetings they attend at or on behalf of the Centre whether virtually or in person. Consistent with the Centre Values and the Code of Conduct, the Centre expects that all people who attend Centre endorsed activities including workshops, executive and any other committee meetings, conferences and retreats are treated with dignity and respect at all times.
Therefore, Centre Members are required to:
i. take positive steps to help prevent behaviours that undermine the Code of Conduct including bullying, harassment and sexual harassment;
ii. make a reasonable effort to ensure that communication is appropriate for a professional audience including people from different backgrounds;
iii. demonstrate tolerance for people’s differences based upon any protected attributes such as: race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family or carer responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction;
iv. refrain from engaging in or turning a blind eye to any use of racist, sexual or sexist language or imagery; and
v. refrain from insulting or putting down other attendees –rather, critique ideas not individuals.
Offenders may be subject to further disciplinary action, including but not limited to having their Centre membership revoked and being banned from participating in any future Centre meetings or other activities. Anyone who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak confidentially to the meeting organiser, the Chief Operating Officer or the Centre Director who will then determine the most appropriate course(s) of action.