Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa
Code of Professional Ethics
To establish and maintain public confidence in the professionalism, honesty, ability and integrity of the professional speaker is fundamental to the future success of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, its members, and the profession of speaking.
To this end, members of the Association have adopted and, as a condition of membership, subscribe to this Code of Professional Ethics. By doing so, the members give notice that they recognize the vital need to reserve and encourage fair and equitable practices among all who are engaged in the profession of speaking.
Violations of the obligations of this Code shall be determined in accordance to the Bylaws, policies and procedures of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa. Disciplinary actions shall be instituted by the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa in accordance with Bylaws and Rules and Regulations established by the Association. Any such disciplinary action shall be final and binding upon the PSASA member and without recourse to the Association, its officers, members or staff.
To this end, PSASA members subscribe to this Professional Pledge:
I pledge myself to honesty and to honour my commitments; to continuously advance my professional expertise to ensure service to my clients shall always be maintained at the highest possible level.
I pledge myself to seek and maintain an equitable, honourable and cooperative association with fellow members of the Association and with all others who may become a part of my business and professional life.
I pledge myself to comply with the standards of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa as set forth in its Bylaws and this Code of Professional Ethics.
As a condition of granting membership in PSASA, applicants shall abide by PSASA policies, procedures and Bylaws and shall comply with the Code of Professional Ethics as they are now or may be in the future. Applicants shall cooperate with investigations of member practices, give evidence or testimony as deemed necessary and accept discipline as determined.
In consideration of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa’s review of my application, I hold harmless and indemnify and release PSASA, its officers, directors, employees, agents or others acting on behalf of PSASA, from any and all liability arising out of the acceptance or rejection of this application and the suspension or termination of membership for any reason.