Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Studio Policies and Ethics
I have a studio policy, but my policy at present doesn't include a written code of ethics for me to follow or that my clients can count on. Having a code of ethics in a professional organization can really help keep some teachers in line. Having a solid termination policy partnered with a code of ethics in my own studio will protect me as well.
My studio policies are vital for my protection. The parents of my students have a set of guidelines to follow when studying with me and guidelines they know I will follow while they are my clients. By setting my policies I set an example of professionalism as well as having sound and fair but firm business principles. Anyone can have rules, but adhering to them takes a professional. My clients can count on this.
Here is a fantastic code taken from the MAPTA -Wisconsin that I will be sure to include in my own studio policy immediately:
Members demonstrate responsibility by: