How to Write your Community Code of Honour

We’ve been having a bunch of conversations around the topic of writing a “Code of Honour” for your online community.

What we mean by code of honour is, the shared set of values and guidelines that all members abide by.

We wanted to share ours here to give you some inspiration when writing yours, as well as to offer as a resource for other conversations we’re having around the internet.

When people sign up for the GEA with us, they have to read these and click the “I Agree” button at the bottom.

Hopefully reading this, inspires you to be more creative and intentional when writing yours’.

A few things to consider when writing your Code of Honour:

  1. What are your shared values, missions and purpose?
  2. What kind of people do you want in your community and how can you call them to their highest potential?
  3. What are the rules for your community and how can you write them in an inspiring way?
  4. What is the kind of life, business and community space you’re creating? It all starts here!

Remember, this code of honour is the gate keeper and it will help amplify the kinds of people you want in your tribe.

Enjoy reading.

{Hand Over Heart Now}

By participating in this platform and community, I willfully agree to adhere to this Code of Honor to the best of my ability!

  • I will do work I love, believe in and makes the world a more awesome place.
  • I recognize that what makes me stand out IS my wild, weird, creative, “I’m not afraid to be myself and do what nobody’s done” approach to eCourse creation (and life).
  • I will honour, be kind, supportive, encouraging, respectful, and generous with my fellow adventurers and eCourse creators. What I put into my work, my eCourse, this community and life is exactly what I will get back.
  • I will access and create from my innate creative brilliance and hold the creative brilliance of every single member of this community with reverence. I may be inspired by my fellow adventurers, however I will not to take or mimic the ideas of others. Instead, I will allow my creativity to shine through.
  • I will try new things, take risks, be courageous enough to climb to the of the mountain and wise enough to know when I need to ask for help.
  • I will embrace being a student with passion and curiosity, as well as enjoy the responsibility and gift of being a teacher to others.
  • I recognize that who I am being is what makes what I am doing powerful.
  • Money is great and I welcome it. I also recognize that true success is about more than just numbers in my bank account. It is about the number of transformations I help facilitate and people’s lives I improve. It is also about me enjoying my work.
  • I will seek to contribute, share my ideas and add value to the community campfire. I will make this about serving the community first and foremost. Self promotion is only to be done when my services are asked for OR in the “Shake your Money-Maker” campfire.
  • I dedicate my work to the greater good so the good gets greater.
  • I am committed to being wildly creative, daring, innovative, collaborative and imaginative so that I may blaze new trails and come up with amazing new ways to facilitate the ultimate learning experience for my students.
  • I will enjoy my life, business and creative process. I choose to have more fun.
  • This is my word of honour. By not honouring my word, I recognize that I not only let my community down, but I also let myself down.
[  ] I agree to adhere to the GEA Code of Honor

Any thoughts, questions or suggestions from reading this? We’d love to hear from you. Share in the comments below.

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nicole says November 3, 2016

What’s the tech solution behind this? Is there a way I could do this in either thinkific or zoom? Writable pdf’s?

“When people sign up for the GEA with us, they have to read these and click the “I Agree” button at the bottom.”

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