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Code of Conduct at SAE Media Group Events

 

SAE Media Group is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all.

Introduction

We are thrilled to have you as part of our community. At SAE Media Group, we believe in fostering an environment that is safe, respectful, and inclusive for everyone. Our commitment extends to creating a space where individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities come together to share, learn, and connect. 

Purpose

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behaviour, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour.

We invite all sponsors, speakers, attendees, media, exhibitors, and other participants to help us deliver a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.

All determinations of appropriate or inappropriate behaviour are in SAE Media Groups’ sole discretion and the decision(s) of the SAE Media Groups representatives on-site will be final.

Expected behaviour includes, but is not limited to:

• Collaborative, considerate and respectful.

• Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behaviour, materials, and speech.

• Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert conference organisers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.

Unacceptable behaviour & materials include, but are not limited to:

• Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning materials or conduct by any attendees of the event and related event activities. Many event venues are shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

• Harassment includes offensive comments (verbal, written, or otherwise) related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing materials, photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events (whether verbal or otherwise); inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

• Physical, written, verbal or other abuse, intimidation, threats, annoyance, harassment, stalking, pushing, shoving or use of any physical force whatsoever against any person, which in any way creates a disturbance that is disruptive or dangerous, or creates apprehension in a person, as determined by SAE Media Group and its event management, in their sole discretion.

• Possession of any item that can be used as a weapon, which may cause danger to others if used in a certain manner.

• Any boisterous, lewd, or offensive behaviour or language, including but not limited to using sexually explicit or offensive language, materials or conduct, or any language, behaviour or content that contains profanity, obscene gestures, or racial, religious, or ethnic slurs.

• Possessing any illegal substance, including but not limited to narcotics, marijuana, or other illegal drugs. SAE Media Group does not tolerate the use or abuse of illegal substances anywhere in the venue.

• Smoking – other than in designated areas.

• Assembling for the purpose of, or resulting in, disturbing the peace, or committing any unlawful act or engaging in any offensive behaviour.

• Failure to obey any rules or regulations of the venue.

Consequences of unacceptable behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated by anyone at our events.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including expulsion from the conference without warning or refund and contacting the authorities as necessary.

What to do if you witness or are subjected to unacceptable behaviour

In any emergency situation, please call the authorities immediately via the house phones or directly.

If you are subjected to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify a member of our team as soon as possible. All reports will remain completely confidential.

Event staff will be available to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behaviour to feel safe for the duration of the conference. You can report unacceptable behaviour to any member of staff. Staff can be found onsite, or at reception.

We understand that reporting incidences of unacceptable behaviour can be a sensitive matter. We recognise that some may be hesitant to disclose their identity, and we want to assure you that your anonymity will be respected if requested.

Scope

We expect all conference participants (staff, sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

Accessible Formats

This Code of Conduct can be found on our website, at the venue, or a copy can be requested from an SAE Media Group employee at request.



WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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