NSEAD Events & CPD Code of Conduct

At NSEAD we believe our events should be an inclusive, and accessible experience for all. We expect anyone attending and working at our events to adhere to our code of conduct to ensure a safe and productive environment for everyone. This is inclusive of all online and in-person events.

We ask that you be mindful of others’ experience and think before you speak or act. Harassment and bullying will not be tolerated.


Examples of inappropriate behaviour include:

  • Offensive verbal comments, including those relating to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, and religion
  • Aggressive behaviour, intimidation, invasions of private space and personal boundaries, unauthorised or harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of events
  • Inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome attention – sexual or otherwise


If anyone attending an NSEAD event engages in inappropriate behaviour, the NSEAD team may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or removal from the event with no refund.

NSEAD are committed to creating safe spaces for all, the below guidelines will be promoted prior and during events:

  • Be kind and respectful
  • Be mindful of sharing the conversational space
  • Keep an open mind to all discussions – listen and be respectful
  • Be mindful of any interpersonal power dynamics
  • Own the impact of your mistakes

If you feel uncomfortable or if you experience/witness someone behaving inappropriately, please notify a member of the NSEAD team or an NSEAD representative. If you are unable to do this, you can email a member of the team at [javascript protected email address].

Your concern will be treated with confidence and discretion, and in a timely manner. We are here to help you, to help ensure your safety comes first, and can signpost to support organisations should you wish.

We reserve the right to refuse entry or remove from the event anyone who does not comply with our code of conduct.

This code of conduct applies both in person and online.