AGM Code of Respect

This code was developed based on input from the delegates to the 2018 PIPSC AGM, the Advisory Council and the Board of Directors. All AGM Delegates and Observers will uphold the principles of respect in their own dealing during the AGM with fellow Institute members and staff. We as Leaders of the Institute must lead by example.

We are all individuals and all see things differently and therefore have different points of view. We need to try to understand the other person’s point of view, look at issues from their perspective and let go of preconceived ideas.

By having an open mind, we can more fully empathize with the speaker. If the speaker says something that you disagree on, construct an argument to counter what is being said while keeping an open mind to the views and opinions of others. Never make or take it personal.

Rules of Engagement:

  1. We agree to take turns speaking and not to interrupt or speak when others are speaking
  2. We agree to focus on the issue, not the person
  3. We agree to not blame, attack, or engage in put-downs
  4. We agree to listen respectfully and sincerely to understand the issues at hand.
  5. We will endeavor to be informed on an issue before speaking.
  6. We recognize that, even if we do not agree with it, each of us is entitled to our own perspective.
  7. We will not dwell on things that did not work in the past, but instead will focus on the future we would like to create.
  8. We agree to stay away from expressing our personal needs and instead express what is best for the Institute.
  9. We agree not to abuse the rules of Procedure or employ dilatory tactics during the proceedings.
  10. Failure to adhere to the Code of Respect will be dealt with per the Rules of Procedure. Following these rules of engagement will ensure a successful and professional PIPSC AGM.