Code of Conduct for CAS Events
The CAS is an international organization, committed to meeting the demands of a global economy. We are a listening organization that welcomes diverse perspectives. We value the participation of each member of the community and desire to offer professional education in a fun and safe learning environment. The CAS is dedicated in providing a positive conference experience for everyone and will not tolerate harassment, discrimination or any other improper behavior of conference participants in any form.
Scope of the Code:
All event participants, CAS staff members, guests, sponsors, speakers, partners, exhibitors, volunteers, and vendors/exhibitors must comply with this Code of Conduct for CAS Events. We ask that you join us in agreeing to engage, collaborate, and connect with other participants and event attendees in healthy ways. Specifically, we ask that you:
- Share from your own experience,
- Assume the best intentions of others,
- Disagree with ideas, not people,
- Be open to other people’s perspectives, and
- Treat everyone with respect.
Registration and attendance at CAS meetings, seminars, webinars and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to: demonstrate respect and consideration for all people; communicate openly and thoughtfully with others; be respectful in discussing and debating ideas; be collaborative; be mindful of your surroundings; comply with venue regulations; report conduct concerns so that they can be addressed responsibly in a timely fashion. If any leader or facilitator of the event directs you to stop a behavior, you must comply immediately.
Consequence of Violation of the Code:
The safety of our community is our top priority. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers and could result in suspension from attending future meetings and/or referral to an appropriate disciplinary body. If necessary, CAS will contact proper authorities, including but not limited to event security and/or law enforcement.
While we have every faith that our dynamic community will embrace these sentiments and encourage others to do the same, we do have a plan in place if anyone should fall short of expectations. If you are directly affected or witness behavior that could constitute a code of conduct violation, please contact a CAS staff member at the event who will provide you with an incident report form for you to complete. In addition, you can email email@example.com to request an electronic copy of the form.
Under the direction of the CEO, CAS will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation into your complaint, and you will be notified of the CAS’s intended action. Please note that all reports will be kept confidential.
Thank you in advance for helping to make this CAS event a safe and rewarding experience. We would not be the strong organization we are without your help. Please enjoy the conference!
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