Code of Conduct for Instructors

Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for the physical, emotional and social development of all participants, ensuring the welfare and protection of the individuals and groups with whom our instructors work. It is the individual responsibility of each instructor to aspire to the highest possible standards of conduct.  

Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District has set forth this code of conduct to guide our instructors and protect their students for the mutual benefit of all concerned.  


Competence: Instructors must strive to maintain high standards of excellence in their work.  

Integrity: Instructors should always be honest, fair and respectful of others.  

Professional Responsibility: Instructors must uphold professional standards of conduct, clarify their roles and obligations, accept appropriate responsibility for their behavior and adapt their methods to the needs of different students.  

Respect for Participants and Dignity: Instructors must respect the fundamental rights, dignity and worth of all participants.  

Concern for Others’ Welfare: In their actions, instructors must consider the welfare and rights of their participants.  

Responsible Teaching: Instructors must be aware of their ethical responsibility to the community and the society in which they work and live. 


Compliance with Rule Requirements: All instructors must complete all annual requirements set forth by the Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District including, but not limited to training, certifications, and licenses.  

Competence: Instructors should not undertake the duties of teaching until they have first obtained the proper training.  

Maintaining Expertise: Instructors should maintain a level of expertise through continued education and experience.  

Respecting Others: Instructors must respect the rights of others’ values, opinions and beliefs even if they differ from their own.  

Nondiscrimination: Instructors must treat all participants equally, without making a distinction in favor of or against a person based on their gender, race, country of origin, ability, skin color, sexual orientation, religion, political stance, socio-economic situation, age or any other factor