We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
— Max de Pree

Code of Conduct

This document lays out what we expect from participants of the YoungLeaders Summer Program. It borrows from the Conference Code of Conduct, but has been modified to reflect the unique nature of YoungLeaders distributed, 8 week-long, informal format.

All participants, guests, and sponsors at our program are required to agree with the following code of conduct. The YoungLeaders team will enforce this code throughout the program. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Sponsors’ employees (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the program organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the program with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of YoungLeaders team immediately.

YoungLeaders staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the program. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at events and workshops venues and program-related social events.

If at all possible, reports should be made to JC Btaiche jc@youngleadersgroup.org.