A Techqueria lead is defined as a member of Techqueria who has ownership over something internally related to Techqueria.
Leads can include but are not limited to:
- Board members
- Advisory board members
- Chapter directors
- Committee members
- Social media volunteers
Acceptable Behavior 🔗︎
Generally speaking, we hope that our leads aim to find consensus even when there are disagreements and keeping a professional attitude.
You should try and hold your peers accountable with constructive feedback before escalating it further.
- Following Techqueria’s Code of Conduct
- Using your leadership position to encourage members to follow the Code of Conduct
- Representing Techqueria with external partners or stakeholders in a professional and courteous way
- A good reference would be how you would communicate with a professor or teacher
- Communicating with members as a representative of Techqueria in a professional and courteous way
- A good reference would be how you would communicate with a fellow co-worker you feel neutral about
- Following our Social Media Guidelines when posting content to any Techqueria accounts
- Adhering to Political Advocacy Guidelines
- Posting a message in
#announcementsafter asking for a review from other leads
- Adhering to Techqueria’s NDA and not sharing information from private channels only accessible to leads with external parties or individuals
Unacceptable Behavior 🔗︎
Depending on the severity of the violation, the lead will either be given a warning or removed from leadership immediately.
Severity Level 1 🔗︎
For the following behavior, we will issue up to 2 warnings before moving forward with a removal.
- Abusing the usage of
@hereif given admin permissions
- Posting a message in
#announcementswithout first asking for an initial review in
- Not following our Social Media Guidelines when posting content to any Techqueria accounts
- Posting inappropriate content, such as content considered not safe for work, on social media channels
Severity Level 2 🔗︎
For the following behavior, we will issue 1 warning before moving forward with a removal.
- Making changes in admin settings of Techqueria Slack Workspace without first asking a staff member
- Representing Techqueria with external partners or stakeholders in an immature or unprofessional way
- Volunteering for organizations that violate our No Tech for ICE policy as a representative for Techqueria
- Partnering with an org that violates our No Tech for ICE policy
- Violating Techqueria’s NDA and sharing information from private channels only accessible to leads with external parties or individuals
- Cursing while interacting with other members even if you strongly disagree with their point of view
Severity Level 3 🔗︎
For the following behavior, we will remove you as a lead immediately.
- Using your leadership position to alienate, intimidate or verbally threaten members
- Violating any Political Advocacy Guidelines which could threaten Techqueria’s 501c3 status
- Depositing money meant for Techqueria into your personal bank account/to yourself
- Refusing to sign Techqueria’s NDA
- Refusing to sign the Leaders Code of Conduct
Reporting Violations 🔗︎
If you feel a lead has violated the Leaders Code of Conduct, please let Techqueria’s board of directors know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a board member and you feel another board member has violated the Leaders Code of Conduct, you must adhere to board bylaws to start a discussion around potential removal.
Any lead found in violation of the Leaders Code of Conduct will be dealt with through a board member reaching out and issuing a warning or removal depending on the severity.
Code of Conduct 🔗︎
The Code of Conduct applies to ALL members of Techqueria, including leads, while the Leaders Code of Conduct applies only to Techqueria leads.
Code of Conduct violations are governed by the Trust & Safety Committee and are dealt with separately. If a lead is found in violation of the Code of Conduct, they must be treated the same way as a member unless otherwise noted.