Our Code of Conduct
This Code of Conduct serves to drive our community-run CIB Chapters.
These volunteer-run groups are designed to encourage and inspire local skaters to learn to skate in skate parks on quad roller skates. The intention is to use the groups to organise and share info about local skating meetups, share tips, information, pictures and videos of the successes, bails, learnings of the local crew. Many of our Chapters find great success organizing a reoccurring sessions at local parks. The Chapters are designed to be fun for all involved. Ideally, run by multiple leaders within the community who act as administrators on the social pages that best serve your community. Delegation and distribution of responsibility help ease the workload and makes for fun meets ups, it can also help cover a wider region for Chapters that represent large areas.
CIB is committed to conducting our Chapters in accordance with the principles of honesty, integrity, and most importantly inclusion. The eight principles of our Code of Conduct are included in our values and currently exist in CIB’s culture.
Our Core Value is:
In short, spreading the stoke of roller skating in skateparks by enhancing the skatepark experience. CIB works to build inclusive and safe communities that educate skaters so that they have the tools to build a long-lasting relationship with the skatepark.
This Code of Conduct is not intended to replace good judgment and common sense but serves as a behavioral guide to assist with decision making as well as setting a minimum standard of conduct.
The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to provide basic guidelines for situations in which issues arise. In these situations, before you act, stop and think about what you’re about to do. A good test is: how would you feel about your behavior being published online. Would you be even slightly embarrassed or ashamed? If you would not be proud then don’t do it.
Each chapter manager will be held responsible for the observance of this Code of Conduct. In the event that there is a breach, they are obligated to report it to us. Failure to comply with any of the principles of this Code of Conduct may lead to us asking you to step down as Chapter Manager.
Code of Conduct Principles
Inclusivity is a priority.
CIB does not tolerate sexism, racism, ableism, transphobia, or homophobia.
Exclusion of any kind is not tolerated in CIB Chapters. This means any kind of discrimination, even to alternative styles of rolling. These are open communities for everyone.
We respect confidentiality
We are committed to maintaining the highest degree of integrity in all our dealings with potential, current and past members of our chapter/skaters, both in terms of normal confidentiality, and the protection of all personal information received in the course of running a chapter and getting to know your skaters.
We work as a global team
We work collaboratively as a team and acknowledge and value each other, we demonstrate trust and respect thereby creating a supportive skating environment and team atmosphere. Our chapter relationships are based on trust and respect and you as chapter managers/admin are accountable for displaying behaviors that support our inclusive culture.
We are honest and act with Integrity
We are honest and act with integrity in all relationships, avoiding conflicts of interest and participation in unethical behaviors. Refer below for a list of things to avoid. We abide by and work in compliance with the local laws and our Code of Conduct.
Safety is paramount
As chapter manager, it’s important that you ensure all attendees know that they are responsible for their own safety as CIB can accept no responsibility. Please make sure that you and your crew follow all practical common-sense rules to keep skaters safe. There is Skatepark Etiquette and we encourage you to ensure your skaters are fully aware of this. However, we cannot accept liability for any incident.
We are volunteers
The CIB Chapters are volunteer-run groups, set up with the intention of growing their local skate community. We do not use these to make money and we ask that you do the same.
- Consent is not optional
From waiting for your turn to take a line, to crediting your photographer we want to ensure everyone included is aware and involved. Be a decent human and always ask first.
CIB is dedicated to the smooth running of our Chapters, we are here to support you. Should you have a conflict that gets beyond your ability to manage, please reach out to us to support you through our complaints procedure. email@example.com
To best guide you with the smooth running of your chapter, here is a basic list of #Thingstoavoid to stay in our good books and promote a happy, healthy, radical skating community.
Things to avoid
Below is a list of potential actions that are so heinously bad, they could be viewed as serious misconduct and grounds for immediate removal as a chapter manager, or grounds for a skater to be removed from attending events.
It’s a pretty extreme list of offenses, but we need to cover them.
- Threatening, intimidating, sexually harassing, discriminating against, or fighting with members (as in fisticuffs – calm, reasoned, verbal debating is fine)
- Committing any acts which may affect the safety and security of others e.g. skating dangerously, not using our skatepark ethics, microwaving spoons, setting off fireworks indoors, etc.
- Promoting impaired skating at an event, or carrying illicit substances or illegal drugs.
- Faking/modifying anything or creating false reports #fakenews, spreading gossip that damages the reputation of skaters or just telling lies in general.
- Misrepresenting CIB off and online, making rude statements about CIB or anybody via social media or any other public forum basically.
- Sharing confidential information that you are privy to as a result of being a part of the Chapter Admins group.
- Using social channels in association with CIB to share offensive, pornographic, or defamatory material.
Basically, any action that could make us lose trust and confidence in you.
This is a fairly comprehensive list, but it’s not exhaustive. Other things may come up which we haven’t thought of - because we haven’t had to! Please don’t make us!
Before a skater has the right to attend revoked or is removed from an admin role, you must contact CIB and follow our formal complaints process.
The Code of Conduct is subject to change at any time at the discretion of management.
Last updated October 15, 2019