It is expected that all presenters are delivering workshops with SCORE to “give back” and not to gain personal benefit. Therefore, to prevent any issues concerning conflict of interest or ethics dilemmas, presenters should exercise care to avoid any gain, profit or the appearance of impropriety that results from their affiliation with SCORE. For clarity, SCORE created a set of guidelines for Workshop Presenters. These guidelines are for both SCORE Volunteer Presenters and non-SCORE Volunteer Presenters.
Because of SCORE’s status as a non-profit association funded through government grants, there are guidelines to which all workshop presenters must adhere.
By presenting a workshop for SCORE, a presenter agrees to the following:
- To not promote, sell or advertise any product or service during the workshop.
- To list at least three other resources related to the topic if listing their company as a source of information for clients.
- To not promote any political leanings or views.
- To provide SCORE with the title, description, presenter names and bios no later than eight weeks before the event. This information is needed for registration and/or promotions.
- To provide SCORE with the final presentation slides and related materials before the workshop event date.
- SCORE Volunteer Workshop Presenters must use SCORE templates or neutral (non-branded) templates for presentation materials and must not include business logos on presentation slides/materials.
- SCORE Volunteer Workshop Presenters are encouraged to use SCORE templates or neutral (non-branded) templates for presentation materials and should minimize the use of business logos on presentation slides/materials.
- To ensure all content and additional resources will be strictly educational. Workshop presenters can ask participants to opt-into their communications.
- To not, per the SCORE Code of Ethics, send unsolicited communications to SCORE clients, chapters, or volunteers to promote their product/services.
- To understand that leaving business cards for clients to pick up after the workshop is allowed.
- SCORE Workshop Presenters may only leave their SCORE business cards.
- Non-SCORE Presenters may leave their personal business cards.
- To understand that SCORE will not provide any registration or attendee list from the workshop and understand that he/she can distribute a sign-up sheet, where attendees can ‘opt in’ for additional communication or information.
- To understand that if any of these points are violated, the workshop may be cancelled, and the workshop presenter will not be invited to present additional SCORE workshops.