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Four Steps to Updating Your Ethics Code

Don't let your ethics code gather dust

Times change, and so do the ethical questions that associations and their members may confront. This four-step process can help you refresh your ethics code to ensure that it reflects your organization’s values and will guide your members through contemporary ethical challenges.

Like most policies, ethics codes are often written, posted and forgotten until needed in a moment of crisis. But ethics codes are too important and potentially influential to be allowed to gather dust.

As times change, so do ethics. Ethics codes need to be regularly refreshed to address contemporary issues facing association members—which today include complex subjects like harassment, bullying, racial injustice, cybersecurity, social media, and a host of other current conditions. In this environment, maintaining an ethical association requires timely, responsive, informed, collaborative and functional approaches.

Please select this link to read the complete article from ASAE's Center for Association Leadership.

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