Code of Conduct Policy

 

Policy: Code of Conduct

Goal: To create a safe, respectful and considerate environment for all individuals who participate in activities at Folklore Village, as well as to preserve the facilities and protect the personal rights of staff and volunteers and the integrity of the organization.

Policy:

  1. Any person who is on the Folklore Village grounds will behave safely. No actions will jeopardize the health or physical safety of other people, other people’s property, or the facilities and the property of Folklore Village.

  2. Any person who is on the Folklore Village grounds will behave respectfully of all other people at all times. No actions or words will grievously offend other people, such as insults, threats, demands, inappropriate touching or harassment.

  3. Any person who is on the Folklore Village grounds will preserve an environment of personal consideration for other people at all times. No actions or words will significantly disrupt the ability of others to participate in the activities, or the general atmosphere of enjoyment and cooperation.

  4. The Folklore Village property and facilities will be treated with an attitude of preservation and respect at all times. The property will be treated with the express purpose of protecting its physical integrity and further productive use. No actions will deliberately damage or destroy any Folklore Village property or facilities.

  5. The Folklore Village staff and volunteers will be treated with an attitude of respect and cooperation at all times. No actions or words will significantly disrupt the ability of staff, volunteers, or the Board of Directors to perform their duties.

  6. Any person who brings minor children or guests who need monitoring or assistance in any way, such as disabled or elderly people, will take responsibility for those children’s and guests’ needs.

Procedure:

  1. The Folklore Village staff will intervene if any individual is considered to be behaving in a way that the staff considers to be:

    1. unsafe to him- or herself, other people, other people’s property, or Folklore Village’s property;

    2. disrespectful of others, Folklore Village, or its staff and volunteers (such as insults, threats, demands, inappropriate touching, and harassment);

    3. disrupting an environment of personal consideration for other people, Folklore Village, and its staff;

    4. damaging Folklore Village facilities and/or property;

    5. uncooperative with Folklore Village staff or volunteers;

    6. ignoring the needs of minor children or other guests who need monitoring or assistance, who were brought to Folklore Village by the individual; or

    7. in any other way violating official policies of Folklore Village or of the event taking place;

 

  1. The Folklore Village staff will intervene by:

  1. Asking the person to cease the behavior one or more times, as the staff considers necessary;

  2. Issuing verbal warnings that further action will be taken;

  3. If there is significant danger, or if the person will not cease the behavior, informing the person that he or she must leave the property immediately, and

  4. Calling the appropriate authorities, such as the police and/or fire department, as needed.

  1. If the individual is a paid participant, the Folklore Village staff will decide if the situation warrants any refund of fees.

  2. If an individual is considered to be significantly offensive, disruptive, or dangerous to Folklore Village, its guests, property, facilities, staff, or volunteers that person will not be welcome at future Folklore Village events, until the Executive Director, under the guidance of the Board of Directors, has determined otherwise.

  3. A member of the Folklore Village Board of Directors, in cases of conduct violations, may act as staff whenever necessary to preserve safety and an environment of respect and consideration at Folklore Village.

  4. Paid contract staff may act as staff only after consultation with Folklore Village staff on specific Folklore Village Policy and Procedure.

  5. If participants at events act independently to address conduct violations by other participants, staff will determine at the time whether their response is appropriate. If the participant who acts to address another’s behavior is considered to be acting outside of Folklore Village Policies and Procedures, staff will intervene regarding that participant’s behavior as well, as a conduct violation.