• Code of Conduct

    Positive and Productive nurtures a village.

    Be Inclusive

    We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.

    Be Considerate

    We all depend on each other to be kind. Your decisions may ultimately affect our children, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions.

    Be Respectful

    We won't all agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful behavior. We will all experience frustration from time to time, but we cannot allow that frustration become personal attacks. An environment where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive or creative one.

    Choose Your Words Carefully

    Always conduct yourself professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others. Harassment and exclusionary behavior are not acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Threats of violence.
    • Bullying (offline or online).
    • Discriminatory jokes and language.
    • Sharing sexually explicit or violent material via electronic devices or other means.
    • Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
    • Unwelcome sexual attention.
    • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

    Don't Harass

    In general, if someone asks you to stop something, then stop. When we disagree, try to understand why. Differences of opinion and disagreements are mostly unavoidable. What is important is that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively.

    Make Differences Into Strengths

    We can find strength in diversity. Different people have different perspectives on issues, and that can be valuable for solving problems or generating new ideas. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that we all make mistakes, and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on resolving issues and learning from mistakes.

    Violation Consequences

    If the Board finds that any member of NCL has violated the aforementioned Code of Conduct, they reserve the right to immediately remove, rescind or revoke the membership of said person(s) along with privileges thereof forthwith for a period of one (1) year subject to final review or reconsideration by the Board.