Now May be the Time to Ensure Your Event Code of Conduct is Updated
Here’s advice to help you ensure your code is ready to guide attendee behavior
For many professionals, it’s been a minute since they’ve attended a large, in-person event. If more than two years of virtual and hybrid meetings have caused people to forget how to act when they get together, then pointing them to your association’s code of conduct can help.
Peggy Berg, founder and chair of the Castell Project, a nonprofit working to advance women leaders in the hospitality industry, has helped develop a code for the field. An effective code of conduct can set the tone for events, she says.
“At any gathering, all participants—whether they work [for the organization], they’re attendees, they’re leaders, or they’re interns—all participants should feel safe, welcome, respected and engaged,” Berg said. “That’s the basis of a code of conduct. Our behavior affects other people, and we need to recognize it and take care that we’re helping everyone involved have the opportunity to be engaged.”
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