All prospective and current CoP members are encouraged to read and incorporate these guidelines as part of their participation.
Members are willing to share challenges and lessons learned as well as successes, and recognize the importance of maintaining an environment of trust to foster insightful, non-threatening discussion of ideas and experiences.
Members distribute leadership responsibilities and collectively share in the management of the community.
Members agree to be respectful and use appropriate language in group discussions, and listen and respond to each other with open and constructive minds.
Members are empowered to respectfully challenge one another by asking questions, but refrain from personal attacks -- focus on ideas.
Members participate as fully as possible -- community growth depends on inclusion of every individual voice.
Members commit to search for opportunities for consensus or compromise and for creative solutions.
Members contribute to an atmosphere of problem solving rather than stating positions.
Members build on each other's strengths, and help each other improve areas in need of further development.
Members share information that advances the profession without the expectation of financial compensation.
Members interact as colleagues in the CM profession and not as business development executives.
Members understand they can be asked to leave the CoP if they do not abide by the ground rules of participation, and take full responsibility for their behavior.
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