Category: Constitution/Culture Tips

Constitution/Culture Tips

Code of Conduct Template

Every Forum has a Code of Conduct that is signed by all the members and reviewed every year at the Forum retreat. Here’s a template …

Emergency Meetings
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Emergency Meetings

It would be wonderful if all our career/personal/family challenges happened right around the time of our monthly Forum meeting so that we could bring the …

Don't Use Slack As Your
Constitution/Culture Tips

Don’t Use Slack As Your Forum’s Group Chat

In a prior post > https://tinyurl.com/yhsssrgs < I talked about the importance of setting up a group communication tool to keep the conversation, connection, and engagement going …

Experience Based Values Creation
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Experience Based Values Creation

Our climbing instructor took out a small hammer and tapped it against the rock. She leaned in with her ear to hear the noise the …

Managing Forum Financials
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Managing Forum Financials

There is no one right way to manage the financials of your Forum, so let me give you the two most common options I see, …

The Danger of Unsolicited Advice
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The Danger of Unsolicited Advice

A core value of Forums is that each person shares only from their own personal experience and doesn’t share advice. I call this, “Speaking From …

No Business Dealings / Romantic Relationships
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No Business Dealings / Romantic Relationships

The space held within a Forum and between the members is special and should be treated as such. Below are two situations that are well …

Keeping A Quotes Board
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Keeping A Quotes Board

“I got here… on a river of tears, but I got here.” “Sometimes I breathe wrong and go up in pants size.” “A croissant is …

FMLA Policy For Forums
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FMLA Policy For Forums

Typically, Forums allow members to miss two meetings per year. On the third miss, they are removed from the Forum. This policy works for most …

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Every Forum is bound to experience a break up at some point. The break up will come in the form of either one member leaving, …