@egardner – I know the Society of Vert Paleo has a Code of Conduct that it posts up at every meeting, but I am not sure of what happens if someone violates the code. I feel that the consequences of such actions should be clearly stated and not something handled behind closed doors. Transparency is needed to ensure that all parties are treated accordingly. http://vertpaleo.org/Annual-Meeting/Code-of-Conduct.aspx
One a slight side-note, this is a topic we are hoping to discuss at a “Supporting Diversity” workshop that @michelle-barboza and I are helping to organize for SVP Calgary. Rebecca Hunt-Foster is leading the charge on this and submitted the workshop proposal on Monday. Hopefully it gets approved. If it does, I hope that some of you can make it the workshop to bring up subjects like the ones brought up in the forum.