WORTH READING: Cultural Change Urged at USA Gymnastics



Last fall, USA Gymnastics engaged Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor, to conduct a full review of the well-being of athletes — particularly in terms of sexual abuse complaints against children.

Daniels conducted 100-page report of the misconduct, which has been released to the public, concluded that the USA Gymnastics organization needs a complete cultural shift to ensure a change in culture that protects its athletes from sexual abuse. Daniels provided over 70 recommendations in a professional compliance workbook for the organization to improve in this specific area.  Some of which are included below:

* Provide training for the Board of Directors,

* Conduct an annual enterprise risk review,

* Appoint a designated Director and provide for direct reporting to the Board,

* Strengthen the Code of Conduct,

* Develop a disciplinary process for violations of the Code,

* Develop and require training for all members, parents, and athletes,

* Provide for Board oversight of the process,

* Require reporting of abuse and policy violations,

* Expand reporting methods to encourage and facilitate reporting, and

* Provide training on reporting requirements.

Find the full article here: http://complianceandethics.org/cultural-change-urged-usa-gymnastics/