Did you know that HECA has a “Whistleblower Policy” that protects you when and if you report an ethical violation (or perceived violation)? Here are steps to take when an independent educational consultant behaves badly, unethically or unprofessionally:
This winter, an alert consumer in Virginia contacted HECA to ask if a
person was indeed a member. He used the HECA logo and claimed membership
on his website, but when she did her due diligence his name did not
appear as a HECA member on the HECA website. An investigation determined
that he once was a member, but was not currently. She did not hire him;
and he has removed any claim to membership.
Bottom line: With constant effort we may continue to be known as a highly ethical organization with an ethical membership. “If you see something, say something.”