MHEDA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and inclusive environment for members, staff and event participants. All individuals, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, sponsors, MHEDA staff, BOD, vendors, and all others are expected to follow our Code of Conduct at all association activities and interactions. Prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to:
- Harassment based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or any other protected status, as provided by local, state or federal law
- Sexual harassment including any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offense or humiliation. Sexual harassment may involve any conduct of a verbal, nonverbal or physical nature, including written and electronic communications, and may occur between persons of the same or different genders.
- Abusive conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with another person’s ability to enjoy or participate in any association program or event, including social events. This includes inappropriate remarks and comments via email, phone calls, or in person during an event.
- Undue interruption of any conference event, speaker, session, or event.
MHEDA has a zero-tolerance policy for hostile, harassing or abusive conduct. If a person engages in such conduct, appropriate action will be taken, including but not limited to expulsion from the event, restriction from participation at future MHEDA events and/or termination of membership. Individuals who witness, become aware of or experience inappropriate conduct should report such conduct to the MHEDA CEO or MHEDA Chairman of the Board.