Code of Conduct
A code of conduct outlines the behaviour expected from committee members.
It is useful when a new committee is elected to agree a code of conduct to underpin how committee members should behave towards one another both during and outside of meetings. It is good to have a framework in place because it helps to safeguard relationships in times of difficulty and it underlines individual's commitment to the work of the organisation. Use discussions regarding the Code of Conduct's content to reiterate what is expected from committee members. Ensure you agree procedures for dealing with a breach of the Code and establish who will enforce these. Ask all committee members to sign the agreed Code.
For more on dealing with conflict in committees click here.
For an example Code of Conduct for Volunteer Now click here.