CODE OF CONDUCT
This Code of Conduct applies to all mentors and mentees within the We Create mentorship program and adherence to the following are required for continued participation.
We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
We all depend on each other to produce the best program we can. Your decisions will impact all within this program, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions.
We won’t all agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse to lash out. We will all experience frustration from time to time, but we cannot allow that frustration to become personal attacks. An environment where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive or creative one.
Choose your words carefully.
Always conduct yourself professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others. Harassment and exclusionary behavior aren’t acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:
– Threats of violence.
– Discriminatory jokes and language.
– Sharing sexually explicit or violent material via electronic devices or other means.
– Personal insults.
– Sexual attention
– Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
Do not harass others.
In general, if someone asks you to stop something, then stop. When we disagree, try to understand why. Differences of opinion and disagreements are mostly unavoidable. What is important is that we handle disagreements and differing views constructively.
Turn differences into strengths.
We can find strength in diversity. Different people have different perspectives on issues, and that can be valuable for solving problems or generating new ideas. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that we all make mistakes, and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on being open to critique, resolving issues and learning from mistakes.
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