Code of Ethics
Standards of Ethical Conduct
Being a Certified Games Master and Certified Trainer requires members to conform to the following ethical principles, and shall hold members accountable for any departure from these principles.
Professional Conduct At Large
As a trainer:
I will not knowingly make any public statements that are untrue or misleading, or make false claims in any written documents relating to the training or coaching profession.
I will accurately create, maintain, store and dispose of any records of work done in relation to the practice of training Conversational EQ in a way that promotes confidentiality and complies with any applicable laws.
Certified Games Masters shall always be honest about the nature of their titles and degrees when referring to them to the general public, the media, and within the confines of Conversational EQ training.
Members shall treat other trainers without public defamation.
Professional Conduct with Clients
I will be responsible for setting clear, appropriate, and culturally sensitive boundaries that govern any physical contact that I may have with my clients.
I will not become sexually involved with any of my clients.
I will construct clear agreements with my clients, and will honor all agreements made in the context of professional training relationships.
I will ensure that, prior to or at the initial session, my client understands the nature of Conversational EQ training, the bounds of confidentiality, financial arrangements and other terms of the training agreement.
I will respect the client’s right to terminate training at any point during the process. I will be alert to indications that the client is no longer benefiting from our training relationship.
If I believe the client would be better served by another trainer, or by another resource, I will encourage the client to make a change.
Client Welfare: Members shall make the physical and mental well-being of each client a prime consideration.
Client Safety: Members shall not engage in verbal, physical or emotional abuse of any client.
Practice Limits: Members shall train each client within the limits of their training and competence and in conformity to the laws of their state or province.
Reasonable Practice: Members shall withhold training if a client’s behavior, appearance or statements would lead a reasonable person to believe that the client should be evaluated by a licensed health care professional.
Conflicts of Interest
I will seek to avoid conflicts between my interests and the interests of my clients.
Pledge of Ethics
As a professional trainer, I acknowledge and agree to honor my ethical obligations to my training clients and colleagues and to the public at large. I pledge to comply with the Conversational EQ Code of Ethics, to treat people with dignity as independent and equal human beings, and to model these standards with those whom I train. If I breach this Pledge of Ethics or any part of the Conversational EQ Code of Ethics, I agree that YouEQ and/or Fundamental 4 Strategy Inc., in its sole discretion may hold me accountable for so doing. I further agree that my accountability for any breach may include loss of my Conversational EQ membership and/or my Certified Games Master and certification credentials.