divisions and departments that define, facilitate and enforce the organizational policies regarding ethics and conflicts of interest. This is essential for creating an environment that is open and supportive of cultural uniqueness and diversity (Office of Equal Opportunity Services, 1996). This is something that I can model moving forward with my own youth sports organization. According to Trevino and Nelson (2014) “the increasing attention to formal ethics management programs has come about partially because of media attention to scandals in American business” (p. 208). This premise is also true with collegiate athletics and recruiting. In recent news, many college institutions have come under scrutiny for their lack of ethical management within their respective programs. There has been continued violation of NCAA recruiting policies by university officials and student conduct policies by student athletes. Establishing personnel positions that is responsible for ethical guidance could be very helpful. As my organizations grows it will become more important for us to establish an expected set of norms, behaviors and policies to protect our athletes, families, volunteers and staff. An ethic officer in our organization could train and guide our stakeholders on how to identify and navigate recruiting and academic violations. This type of personnel could also help in preventing the involvement of our organizations in recruiting violations by accepting bribes or gifts by any university looking to recruit one of our athletes. References Office of Equal Opportunity Services. (1996). the University of Texas at San Antonio. Retrieved from Treviño, L.K. & Nelson, K.A. (2014). Managing business ethics: Straight talk about how to do it right (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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