Ethical dilemma: What would you do?

Your club is dedicating one meeting each month to conversations that focus on social issues that affect your community. These meetings are professionally facilitated, and at the start of each one, the organizers say that all participants are responsible for ensuring a respectful environment in which everyone feels welcome, valued, and able to express their opinions through candid conversations. The first three sessions were successful, and club members say they appreciate the opportunity to explore sensitive topics in a safe setting. But this month, one member livestreamed the discussion on social media without the participants’ knowledge. What would you do?

Share your suggestions in the comments below.

One thought on “Ethical dilemma: What would you do?

  1. Wow! Difficult one. I would suggest a meeting in private with chairman of public image and president.
    a) point out that prior to filming / streaming individuals requires approval or consent.
    b) assume that this was done in good faith and take the opportunity to enlist the individual in the public image commission, helping to framework a social media strategy. That strategy should be endorsed by the club according to goals, objectives and consent.
    c) if someone has a claim, rightfully acknowledge the situation and explain the why and how you will deal with these issues in the future. Apologise and make a learning point out of it.

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