Board of Directors Code of Conduct

CFCA since its foundation in 1985 have regarded its commitments, core values and standards critical to maintain respect and professionalism in the telecoms risk management industry.
Our board members and directors take their responsibilities seriously, ensuring the continued success and good standing of CFCA.

Our Core Values

  • Respect for the communities we work with and serve.
  • Integrity in our actions.
  • Responsibility for our decisions and their consequences.

As a Board, we are committed to:

  • Acting honestly, truthfully and with integrity in all our transactions and dealings.
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest.
  • Appropriately handling actual or apparent conflicts of interest in our relationships.
  • Treating our members fairly.
  • Treating every individual with dignity and respect.
  • Treating our employees and members with respect, fairness and good faith and providing conditions of employment that safeguard their rights and welfare.
  • Being good corporate citizens and complying with both the spirit and the letter of the law.
  • Acting responsibly toward the communities and industry in which we work and for the benefit of the communities that we serve.
  • Being responsible, transparent and accountable for all our actions.
  • Improving the accountability, transparency, ethical conduct and effectiveness of the nonprofit field.

Conflict of Interest Policy

The CFCA’s commits to clearly articulate policies to address potential conflicts of interest for Board and staff members

The CFCA recognizes that its Board and employees have broad interests and participate in many community, charitable and business activities. The broader the individual’s experience, the more valuable the Board or staff member is to the CFCA. From time to time, however, a Board or staff member may serve as an officer, staff member, director, trustee or consultant to another organization that may be considered a conflict. Situations also may arise where a Board member or staff member’s business or personal interests may be affected by a CFCA decision.In all such cases, the CFCA understands that the potential for conflict of interest needs to be recognized and disclosed, and appropriate steps taken to prevent influence or favoritism by any Board member or employee in the CFCA’s decision. To that end, Board and staff members should annually complete a conflict of interest disclosure statement.

How we operate as a Board

  • Board members shall make every effort to attend meetings either in person or via teleconference regularly in order to allow for the efficient operation of the board.
  • Board members should never participate in or allow discussions that could be construed as or in fact are engaging in violation of Antitrust laws or encourage their being violated in any manner.
  • When attending meetings of the general membership, all Board members shall participate in the facilitation of the meeting, lead discussions and make introductions at networking sessions.
  • It is understood that while the purpose of the general meetings is to share best practices and network, Board members wishing to conduct personal business should do so, but balance the needs of the membership with those activities.
  • Board members shall avoid conflicts of interest between Board and Personal Business at all cost and when it is apparent that a conflict or the potential for a conflict exists, that Board member shall inform the Board President that such conflict exists and recuse themselves from any discussion or voting as a Board Member that may influence the outcome of such voting.
  • Board members shall not participate in or schedule concurrent events where it would dilute or encourage participants to participate elsewhere other than the CFCA event unless raised to the Board and be joined to the CFCA event or deemed a non-competing event.
  • The Board must avoid any situation that holds the potential to cause the Board of Directors and Staff – individually or collectively – to act in a way that is not in the best interests of CFCA. CFCA physical property, intellectual property and resources are not to be used for personal gain beyond the scope of customary member benefits, whether the benefit is financial or otherwise.
  • The Board of Directors and Staff should never use their position with CFCA to advance their own private business or financial interests. Any member of the Board of Directors should recuse themselves from participating in discussions and abstain from voting on any issues if such a conflict exists.

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