This forum is brand new. For the moment there is no code of conduct, but if people start to use it as intended, then some kind of charter for what is considered productive conduct will be necessary. I would love to hear what kind of rules, guidelines or values you think might be important.
I have a few ideas for non-negotiables that will be hard and fast rules, like:
- being polite, respectful, and frankly, kind - behaving at all times with the will to support others through positive behaviour.
- Everything is free. If you have something useful that people might be interested in and it's free please share. not selling anything. If it's not free or free at first but promoting something to be paid for, I'm afraid this is not that kind of site or forum. If you have a book or product that you think might be interesting to the members here, please get in contact. There may be a possibility to sell it through site shop (especially if there is a free version as well!!).
- making everybody welcome and treating difference of culture and experience, or lack of experience and or lack of knowledge as important, valid and enriching. Racism, non-respect for gender equality, or non-respect for sexual preference and self identification will not be welcome here.
There are other, more gentle policies that are perhaps more like values, such as not trying to solve other people's problems, not giving advice, asking creative thought provoking and solution oriented questions.
I would certainly like for the general ethics of the forum to be alined with the ICF code of ethics found here: https://coachfederation.org/icf-ethics#:~:text=The%20ICF%20Code%20of%20Ethics,the%20Code%20in%20January%202020.