MHEDA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and inclusive environment for all meeting participants. All participants, 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 events. 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 the conference, including social events related to the conference. This includes inappropriate remarks and comments throughout the 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 withdrawal 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.