Code of Ethics
Article 1. Representation – The NSA member has an obligation to oneself and to NSA to represent oneself truthfully, professionally and in a non-misleading manner. The NSA member shall be honest and accurate in presenting qualifications and experience in the member’s communication with others.
Article 2. Professionalism – The NSA member shall act, operate his/her business, and speak in a most professional and ethical manner so as neither to offend nor bring discredit to oneself, the speaking profession or one’s fellow NSA members.
Article 3. Research – The NSA member shall exert efforts to understand each client’s organization, approaches, goals and culture in advance of a presentation, in order to professionally apply one’s expertise to meet each client’s needs.
Article 4. Intellectual Property – The NSA member shall avoid using—either orally or in writing—materials, titles or thematic creations originated by others unless approved in writing by the originator.
Article 5. Respect & Collegiality – The NSA member shall maintain a collegial relationship with fellow members based on respect, professional courtesy, dignity and the highest ethical standards.
Article 6. Confidentiality -The NSA member shall maintain and respect the confidentiality of business or personal affairs of clients, agents and other speakers.
Article 7. Business Practices – The NSA member is obligated to maintain a high level of ethical standards and practices in order to assist in protecting the public against fraud or any unfair practice in the speaking profession and shall attempt to eliminate from the profession all practices that could bring discredit to the speaking profession.
Article 8. Diversity – The NSA member shall not participate in any agreement or activity that would limit or deny access to the marketplace to any other speaker, to a client, or to the public. This shall include but not be limited to economic factors, race, ethnicity, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or country of national origin of any party.