Members’ Code of Conduct

Members (General Members and Board Members) are required to uphold this code of conduct and
to support the objects of the CLT as set out in the Rules (the governing document of the CLT).
Any member who acts in a way that a reasonable person may conclude that the individual or group
responsible acted with the intention of causing or risking causing harm to the CLT or with neglect to
the same, whether reputational, financial or of any other nature may risk termination of their
membership.
All CLT members, including Board members, have an equal right to attend and participate in
meetings, and be involved in CLT business, free from intimidation. To enable CLT business to
progress all members must abide by the following ground rules:

 

  • All members must be treated with respect, even if there are disagreements. This means that
    members must not speak in a way that may be perceived as bullying, abusive, discriminatory
    or derogatory.
  • Members/Board members must be allowed to have their say in meetings and not be
    interrupted, but must not disproportionately take up time in the meeting if there are others
    wishing to speak, or to divert the CLT from its business unduly
  • Any conflict of interest should be declared and members must not seek to gain advantage
    for themselves, their family or their friends
  • Everyone is required to respect the ruling of the Chair, part of whose role is to run orderly
    meetings, and members/board members could be asked to address all contributions to the
    Chair.
  • Time available for meetings is finite and so the Chair may impose a time limit on members
    speaking, and draw the meeting to a close if over-running
  • All members must respect and abide by majority decisions
  • Members should not speak on behalf of the CLT without the consent of the CLT Board
    If ground rules are broken then the Chair may ask the offending member to leave the meeting, or
    suspend the meeting. The Chair’s decision is final.