code of ethics

The Georgia Society of Association Executives’ mission is to advance the profession of association management and enhance the professionalism of association executives. As a member of the Georgia Society of Association Executives, I pledge myself to the highest standard of conduct and honorable behavior in my relationships with my staff, board, members, suppliers, community and other stakeholders of my association.

Inasmuch, my commitment, and GSAE’s commitment, to ethical principles promotes the very best in association management. These principles are based on a commitment to:

  • Strive for excellence in all aspects of association management.
  • The long-term success of all stakeholders in terms broader than simply financial measures.
  • A respect for all persons.
  • Conduct, in all association activities, which is not only legal but ethical.

gsae’s ethical principles

Our ethical principles represent the shared values that are the foundation for all that we do in association management. These ethical principles are:

  • Treat all individuals with DIGNITY and RESPECT.
  • Act with the highest level of HONESTY and INTEGRITY.
  • Create and foster an environment of FAIRNESS.
  • Promote positive LEADERSHIP and lead by example.
  • Maintain LOYALTY to the association that employs me, and pursue its objectives in ways that are consistent with the public interest.

gsae’s guidelines

In working to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct, I pledge to:

  • Serve all members of my association impartially and provide no inappropriate privilege to any individual member.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information of a privileged or private nature entrusted or known to me by virtue of my office.
  • Refuse to engage in, or countenance, activities for personal gain that may conflict with the interests of my association or its industry or profession.
  • Communicate association internal and external statements in a truthful and accurate manner.
  • Refuse to engage in, or tolerate, racial, sexual, age, ethnic or religious discrimination in any aspect of association management.
  • Cooperate in a spirit of collegiality with other association executives, and work with them in the advancement of the profession of association management.