PERFORMANCE ART ATHLETICS CODE OF ETHICAL PRACTICE
Performance Art Athletics LLC adopted the Code of Ethical Practice to establish the highest principles and standards. These principles are general statements expressing the ethical and professional ideals Vertical Art Athletics Professionals (Presenters/Teachers/Instructors/Coaches) are expected to display in their professional activities. As such, the principles are aspirational in character and provide a source of guidance for Professionals. These principles together reflect Performance Art Athletics recognition of Vertical Art Athletics Professionals responsibilities to the public, clients, students, & participants.
Principle 1 – Integrity: Provide professional services with integrity.
•Integrity demands honesty and candor which must not be subordinated to personal gain.
•Professionals are placed in positions of trust with clients, and the ultimate source of that trust is the Professional’s personal integrity. Allowance can be made for innocent error and legitimate differences of opinion, but integrity cannot co-exist with deceit or subordination of one’s principles.
Principle 2 – Rights: Promote the rights and opportunity for every individual to participate in exercise.
•Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every human being. Professionals must treat everyone equitably within the context of their activity and ability - regardless of gender, age, disability, occupation, ethnic origin, color, cultural background, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or political opinion.
•Not allow any form of discrimination, public criticism, or demeaning descriptions of others when providing professional services.
Principle 3 – Fairness: Be fair, equal, and reasonable in all professional relationships. Disclose conflicts of interest.
•Fairness requires impartiality, intellectual honesty and disclosure of material conflicts of interest. •Inform participant(s) of their qualifications & experience, and provide the opportunity for the participant to consent or decline for training/instruction by that person and respect their opinions when making exercise decisions.
•Advertise their services taking respect of their qualifications, training, knowledge and ability and must be accurate and professionally restrained. They must be able to present evidence of current qualifications and registration upon request and to be able to support any claim associated with the promotion of their services.
•Have valid public liability insurance cover to adequately and appropriately cover their legal liability in the event of any claim being made.
Principle 4 – Diligence: Provide professional services diligently.
•Diligence is the provision of services in a reasonably prompt and thorough manner, including the proper planning for, and supervision of, the rendering of professional services.
•Promote the execution of safe and effective practice, plan all sessions so that they meet the needs of participants that are progressive and appropriate.
•Need to accept responsibility for their actions, and recognize when it is appropriate to refer to another professional or specialist.
•Engage in self-analysis and reflection to identify professional needs, and to develop a concept of lifelong learning and personal development. •Not assume any role for which they are not qualified or prepared.
•Have a responsibility to themselves and their participants to maintain their own effectiveness, resilience and abilities and need to manage their lifestyle to avoid overtraining.
•Within the limits of their control, have a responsibility to ensure as far as possible the safety of the participants with whom they work.
Principle 5 – Relationships: Promote the welfare and best interests of their participants.
•Encourage and guide their customers to accept responsibility for their own behavior and actions in training and in their relationship with others.
•Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary with consent.
Principle 6 – Competence: Maintain the knowledge and skill necessary to provide professional services competently.
•Competence means attaining and maintaining an adequate level of knowledge and skill, and application of that knowledge and skill in providing professional services. Competence also includes the wisdom to recognize the limitations of that knowledge and when consultation with other professionals is appropriate or referral to other professionals necessary. Professionals make a continuing commitment to learning and professional improvement.
•Work towards attaining a high level of competence through qualifications and make a commitment to ongoing training that ensures safe and correct practice which will maximize benefits and minimize risks to participants.
•Seek to achieve the highest level of qualification(s) available and maintain up-to date knowledge of technical developments in the dance & fitness industry.
Principle 7 – Professionalism: Act in a manner that demonstrates exemplary professional conduct.
•Professionalism requires behaving with dignity and courtesy to clients, course participants, fellow professionals, and others in business-related activities. Professionals cooperate with fellow professionals to enhance and maintain the profession’s public image and improve the quality of services. •Demonstrate proper personal behavior and conduct at all times in your role.
•Project an image of health, cleanliness and functional efficiency, and display high standards in use of language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation.
•Not drink alcohol or use recreational drugs before or whilst instructing, or to take actions which could compromise the safety of participants.
•Not adopt practices to accelerate performance or fitness improvements which might jeopardize the safety, total well-being and future participation of their client(s).
•Ensure that the activities and training programs they advocate and direct are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the participant(s).