Member Code of Conduct
Professionalism. Collegiality. Integrity.
PSIA AASI Member Code of Conduct
PURPOSE OF NATIONWIDE CODE OF CONDUCT The purpose of this document is to consolidate the PSIA-AASI Regions’ Codes of Conduct into a comprehensive nationwide policy and to outline the PSIA-AASI Code of Conduct (“Code”) as a standard for member behavior.
PSIA-AASI CODE OF CONDUCT This Code of Conduct has been developed to help members achieve a level of personal conduct and standards of behavior that is consistent with the position and professional expectations of instructors across the country. This Nationwide Code of Conduct applies to all members, member schools and volunteers, including PSIA-AASI’s Region and National board members and officers (all of which are collectively referred to below as “Members”) at all times that they are involved with PSIA-AASI or in a position to affect the PSIA-AASI’s standing within the snowsports industry or with the general public.
- 1. Members shall conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with practicing safety, risk awareness, professionalism, a high standard of integrity, self-control, and responsible behavior.
- 2. Members shall comply with all applicable rules and policies of their Region and the Association, including but not limited to their bylaws and conflict of interest policy.
- 3. Members shall not accept any gratuity, gift, or favor that might impair or appear to influence their professional decisions or actions.
- 4. Members shall not engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.
- 5. Members shall not engage in illegal conduct.
- 6. Member shall not engage in harassment of any kind against a resort guest, resort employee, a member of the general public, PSIA-AASI association employees, volunteers, contractors or another member.
- 7. Members shall not discriminate against any member or any other person on account of race, religion, age, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or nationality.
- 8. Members shall not conduct themselves in a manner which would bring discredit to the Association or any Region.
- 9. Members shall not abuse any privilege that may be extended as a result of their membership from industry partners such as equipment manufacturers, distributors, retailers, resorts or other professional groups.
- 10. Members shall not allow the use of their name or likeness in such manner as to misrepresent or otherwise mislead the public concerning any given product or service.
- 11. Members shall not misrepresent themselves in any way to the organization, for instance, their professional status, competence, or experience.
Deviation from this Code may result in disciplinary action up to and including the loss of the Member’s credentials, National/Regional membership, or position on the board of directors.
Complaints & Grievances
We’d like to believe that everything is rosy in our organization, but we know that this isn’t always the case. Members are encouraged to use their post-event survey to address event-related concerns.
If you have an issue with a PSIA-AASI member, we have a process for addressing your complaint. You do not need to be a member, or member school, to bring these matters to our attention. Address your concerns to Director@PSIA-C.org
Please refer to the Membership Code of Conduct to help us understand the nature and extent of your submission.
In the event your concern is in respect to a member of our administration, and you wish to speak to the board, please email President@PSIA-C.org
Member Code of Conduct Violations are investigated by committee, and PSIA-AASI Central follows a schedule of Investigation, Notification, Request for Response, Determination, Appeal, and Execution of Findings.
PSIA-AASI Central takes member confidentiality seriously, and endeavors to protect all parties in a complaint from adverse disclosure. Please note that confidentiality is not always ensured in the course of an investigation- reprisals or retaliation of any form will not be tolerated by PSIA-AASI Central.