Geoff's Agile Mastery Community
Code of Conduct

Geoff's Agile Mastery Community ("The Community) is a safe-space for members for agile professionals to explore challenges and support one another in their work transforming their organisational culture to become more agile.  


The community is made up of members from around the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. It is through these differences that our community experiences great successes and continued growth.


What Can I Expect?


Geoff's Agile Mastery Community provides a safe space to mentor and be mentored, coach and be coached, support and be supported, give and receive feedback, co-create and learn. Benefits include:


  • A safe, private forum to share experiences, ask and offer help.
  • Access to a group of experienced and supportive agile professionals with hundreds of years of agile experience in multiple industries, domains and cultures seeking to grow and learn together.
  • Monthly content provided by agile author and leadership coach Geoff Watts in the form of articles, posts, videos and/or events.
  • Access to a library of past experiences and challenges discussed by the community.
  • A chance to share your experience and passion to help others solve their challenges.
  • A connection to a community when it is so easy to feel isolated.

This is a safe space to share challenges, questions and explore difficulties. You can expect privacy from your fellow members while gathering advice, testing ideas and exploring the unanswerable.


Code of Conduct


When you're working with members of the community, this Code of Conduct will help steer your interactions and keep Geoff's Agile Mastery Community a positive, successful, and growing community. While the guidelines will evolve as the community evolve, here is where we are right now.


Our Values

Members of Geoffs Agile Mastery Community are open, considerate, and respectful. Behaviours that reinforce these values contribute to a positive environment, and include:

  • Openly share and receive. Members of the community will share their truth as they see it, receive others truths as they see it and interpret contributions positively.
  • Consider what is best for the community. Members are not here to score points or further themselves at the expense of the community. Community growth and support of one another is our number one priority. This is not a space for advertising or promotion of products.
  • Respect time, effort and diversity. Members are respectful of the volunteer nature of the contributions of others and that there is rarely a "right answer", respectfully addressing efforts of others and different perceptions caused by different experiences, cultures and beliefs.
  • Respect members' safety and comfort. Different members have different levels of comfort when it comes to participation, challenge and feedback. As members our over-riding aim is to create a safe environment for everyone to contribute however they feel comfortable.
  • Consider inclusive language. Members bring people in to conversations; not exclude them either consciously or unconsciously. We consider our language carefully to encourage this.
  • Maintain confidentiality of challenges shared within the community.
  • Not use the information shared by members to leverage influence or otherwise manipulate a member for one's personal or professional advantage.


Process for Code of Conduct Breaches

In most circumstances, breaches of the code of conduct will be relatively minor and accidental. In those cases the following "Incidental Process" will apply:

Incidental Process for Code of Conduct breaches:

Should any member be deemed to have breached the Code of Conduct then the moderators will give them a formal warning. The member can expect to receive clear written citation of the alleged breach and an explanation of what in particular they are deemed to have done wrong. Members can request a private conversation to clarify the breach.

Members will be given the opportunity to publicly acknowledge to The Community that they have breached the code of conduct and, if necessary, apologise. If the member chooses not to acknowledge the breach, then the moderators reserve the right to clarify to The Community that a breach has occurred. This is intended to help The Community learn about expected and tolerated behaviours.

Should any member, having already received a formal warning, commit a second Code of Conduct breach, then the moderators have the option to offer a second formal warning or remove the member from Geoff's Agile Mastery Community.

Escalated Process for Significant Code of Conduct breaches:

In some cases, a first-time breach will be considered significant enough to warrant an immediate expulsion from Geoff's Agile Mastery Community. These breaches include, but are not limited to:

  • Discriminatory abuse of any kind
  • The sending of explicit messages or media
  • Harassment or bullying (or incitement to) of another member
  • Proposal of, or commitment of, illegal activities
  • The intentional sharing of member's identities or contact information without consent
  • The deliberate misuse of other member's intellectual property


Evolution

This Code of Conduct page is not exhaustive nor complete but aims to help steer members interactions and keep Geoff's Agile Mastery Community a positive, successful, and growing community. The guidelines will continue to evolve as The Community evolves but will never cover every eventuality.

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