All staff, volunteers, and management committee members of Training Qualifications Certification Board (TQCB) will strive to avoid any conflict of interest between the interests of the Organization on the one hand, and personal, professional, and business interests on the other. This includes avoiding actual conflicts of interest as well as the perception of conflicts of interest.
The purposes of this policy is to protect the integrity of the Organization's decision-making process, to enable our stakeholders to have confidence in our integrity, and to protect the integrity and reputation of learners, board, staff and committee members.
Examples of conflicts of interest include:
Upon appointment each committee/ board member will make a full, written disclosure of interests, such as relationships, and posts held, that could potentially result in a conflict of interest. This written disclosure will be kept on file and I will be updated as appropriate.
In the course of meetings or activities, committee/ board members will disclose any interests in a transaction or decision where there may be a conflict between the organisations best interests and the committee/ board members best interests or a conflict between the best interests of two organisations that the committee/ board members is involved with.
*Option 1: After disclosure, I understand that I may be asked to leave the room for the discussion and may not be able to take part in the decision depending on the judgement of the other committee/ board members present at the time.
*Option 2: After disclosure, I understand that I will be asked to leave the room for the discussion and will not be able to take part in the decision.
Any such disclosure and the subsequent actions taken will be noted in the minutes.
This policy is meant to supplement good judgment, and staff, learners and management committee/ board members should respect its spirit as well as its wording.