Canons & Rules
Guidelines for our Judging Life!
Code of Professional Conduct - Updated October 2020, View
Standards to guide our professionalism, ethical, and personal behavior within our organization and in our public presence. Rules #17 & #18 added October 20, 2020
Social Media Guidelines – Adopted August, 2021
Creative Interpretations of the Rules:
Never forget that Perception is Reality!
- Professionalism: The Judges, View A 2017 presentation from Cookie Batsche.
- Professionalism - A Self Reflection, View Bonnie Synol Presentation 2020 Email
- How to Excel as a Meet Referee or Chief Judge Region 8 Symposium Presentation by Evelyn Chandler 2019, View
- What NOT to Say for Judges, View
- Judges Behaving Badly, View A fun attempt at showing "What NOT to do". Created y SoCal Judges.
- Unusual Judging Situations Paul Padron RFP Winner 2020, View
- Judging Rodeo – Professionalism Linda Thorberg, 2019, View
- Professionalism Jim Burton, 2001, View
- Message for Judges from Tim Rand Toni Rand, 2017, View
- You Know It’s Time NAWGJ Ad hoc Committee, View
- Self-Reflective Tool Ideas SJD Roundtable, View
- Traits & Skills to be Modeled SJD Roundtable, View
- Table Manners 2 video Ann Heppner & Denise Green, View
- The Psychology of Judging Ann Hepper - PowerPoint Presentation, View
Gymnastic Judges Educational Development (GJED) Talks
GJED Talks are modeled after the famous TED Talks that focus on “ideas worth spreading.” GJED Talks are short, focused presentations intended to stimulate your thinking about various aspects of gymnastics judging. If you would like to develop a GJED Talk for NAWGJ, please email Ann Heppner at or Denise Green at .
Dealing with Difficult People
This GJED talk features Denise Green, Brevet Judge and Region 2 Regional Judging Director. She has worked as a Speech Language Pathologist for years and is well versed in social, emotional, and behavioral situations as well as resolution of issues. Denise presents ideas for resolving conflict and provides an excellent forum for discussion. This talk was produced by Region 2 NAWGJ/RJD and is highly recommended.
Performance Science Theory
This GJED talk features Ann Heppner presenting Patty Hannan’s Performance Science Theory. Ann is a Brevet judge and the NAWGJ Vice-President. This is an excellent talk for beginning and advanced judges alike. You will learn about selective attention, categorizing deductions, the grandmother skill, skill proficiency, and inductive and deductive reasoning. Be sure to print off the handout for this presentation. This talk was produced by Region 2 NAWGJ/RJD.