International Team Excellence Award (ITEA) Judges, Site Trainers, Site Coordinators, Showcase Organizers, and Committee members agree to abide by ASQ’s code of ethics.
International Team Excellence Award (ITEA) Judges, Site Trainers, Site Coordinators, Showcase Organizers, and Committee members shall also conduct themselves professionally, guided by truth, accuracy, fairness, respect, and responsibility in all their interactions.
ASQ is the program owner and copyright holder of the ITEA Criteria, ITEA judges’ training materials, and all documents and templates related to basic ITEA fundamentals. ASQ does not authorize anyone to use the ITEA Criteria or any intellectual property held by ASQ for any purposes beyond those required to meet and support the ASQ ITEA preliminary- and final-round judging process.This includes providing ANY paid or unpaid coaching or consulting services (now or in the future) around ASQ’s International Team Excellence Award Criteria, Award or Training Programs, or any other related ITEA material unless such services are provided through a formal written contract with ASQ’s Learning Institute®. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be barred from serving the ITEA program in any capacity.
International Team Excellence Award (ITEA)Judges, Site Trainers, Site Coordinators, Showcase Organizers, Committee members, and ITEA sponsors will avoid placing themselves in any situation where their personal or business interests conflict, or may appear to conflict. To address any potential conflict of interest, the following steps shall be followed by such individuals:
* For this purpose, “employee” includes employees, temporary workers, volunteers, paid and unpaid consultants of the organization sponsoring the team
Upon notification of a potential conflict of interest, ASQ staff shall determine whether a conflict of interest exists. If a conflict of interest is confirmed, ASQ staff will develop an appropriate response. This response may include disqualification from voting and discussion, removal from judging duties, or other remedial action.
Judges, Site Trainers, ITEAC members and ITEA sponsors agree to keep confidential all International Team Excellence Award applicant information pertaining to team identities, team presentations (including case studies of previous applicants), scores, processes, finances, and all other information relating to ITEA applicants. This does not include information that is posted and made available to the public on the ASQ website. Names/identities and personal/business information about or from judges are confidential. Sharing or use of any judge’s information requires the advance written consent of the judge.