Members are expected to:
1. Encourage decision making that considers research data, insights and intuitions developed through dialogue before deliberations.
2. Attend all meetings, including the leadership development Session, arrive on time and stay until the end of each meeting.
3. Be prepared for each meeting by reading the materials in advance.
4. Complete tasks assigned, in full and on time.
5. Seek information and knowledge to illuminate an issue in order to make the most appropriate decision. Freely ask questions.
6. Demonstrate good faith, prudent judgment, honesty, transparency and openness in my activities on behalf of the ASDS.
7. Disclose relationships which may create real or perceived conflicts with my duties on the Board.
8. Conduct myself in an ethical, professional, and lawful manner, including proper use of authority and appropriate decorum.
9. Demonstrate uncompromising integrity, which means staying true to what you believe.
10. Adhere to honesty, fairness and “doing the right thing,” even when known and unknown circumstances may make it difficult.
11. Respect and give fair consideration to diverse and opposing viewpoints.
12. Work with practical consensus by allowing: All volunteers to be fully heard, frankly and with respect.
- All members to be honest in views and feelings.
- All views to be considered without prejudice.
- All relevant information to be shared equally among the volunteers.
- My personal position to be sacrificed for the sake of ASDS and be accountable to and accepting and supportive of the decision made.
13. Refrain from making judgmental statements, monopolizing the conversation, distracting oneself and others with electronic devices, and conducting side conversations.
14. Raise any concerns before and/or during a meeting, instead of after a meeting is completed and the decision has been made.