Code Of Ethics
Be patient and courteous.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
In good faith we will consistently do what we say we are going to do. We will be
dependable, reliable, responsible, accountable, accessible, and resourceful.
We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not
limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture,
national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, age, size,
family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
Be kind and considerate.
We all depend on each other to produce the best work we can as an
organization. Your decisions will affect clients and colleagues, and you will take those consequences into
account when making decisions.
We won’t all agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful behavior.
We will all experience frustration from time to time, but we cannot allow that frustration become personal
attacks. An environment where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive or creative
one. Choose your words carefully. Always conduct yourself professionally.
Be compassionate and caring to others.
Do not insult or put down other members or clients.
Harassment and exclusionary behavior are not acceptable at any time or any place including on any social
media platform. This includes, but is not limited to: (a) Threats of violence; (b) Discriminatory jokes and
language; (c) Sharing sexually explicit or violent material via electronic devices or other means; (d)
Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms; (e) Unwelcome sexual attention; (f)
Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
Harassment of others will not be tolerated.
In general, if someone asks you to stop something, then
stop. When we disagree, try to understand why. Differences of opinion and disagreements are mostly
unavoidable. What is important is that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively.
Our differences can be our strengths.
We can find strength in diversity. Different people have different
perspectives on issues, and that can be valuable for solving problems or generating new ideas. Being
unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that
we all make mistakes and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on resolving issues
and learning from mistakes.
Recognize that our public conduct can affect us all.
We are a group of individual businesses choosing
to come together to offer much needed resources to a vulnerable population. As part of this group, we
must recognize that public perception of our individual businesses can affect the perception of other
members of the group as well. As we protect the good names of our businesses so do we protect the good
name of our group.
Member Commitments & Understandings
- A 12 month initial membership term (limited early cancellation options-see below)
- After initial 12 month term, member may cancel for any reason
- Attend a minimum of 80% of all meetings (area chapter and all chapter meetings), arrive on time, and stay for the 90 minutes (or send a substitute)
- To do a minimum of two (1-2-1’s) per month with other members
- Abide by TSEC’s Code of Ethics
- Abide by TSEC’s Mission, Vision, and Values
- Place a priority on serving seniors and families first, before your business ROI
- Assist and volunteer in community outreach programs
- Bring at least one service provider guest to the monthly meetings
- Understand TSEC is not a traditional business networking group and does not guarantee an ROI for your business
- Members will participate in all the meetings and community projects (time permitting)
- Understand TSEC’s number one priority is to serve seniors and families
- Understand networking/connecting with other service providers is key to building trusted relationships
- Understand both a background check and business assessment are required
- Provide two business references for the background check
- Members may be entitled to early membership cancellation (before initial 12-month term) under certain extenuating circumstances (health, significant personal hardship, or significant business hardship). A reason must be provided.
- Members canceling before initial 12-month term (and not for reasons stated above) will be charged the following fees:
- Member canceling within the first 6 months will be charged 3 months cancellation fee
- Member canceling within 6-11 months will be charged 2 months cancellation fee
- All cancellation fees will commence the month following the month of cancellation notice
- Members canceling after the initial 12-month period will be charged a 1-month cancellation fee commencing the month following the month of cancellation notice (fee charged on the month of cancellation and 1 month after the month of cancellation).