Code of Conduct

Virtual Workshops Conduct Policy

DPOE-N is committed to providing a welcoming and harassment-free environment for workshop organizers, instructors, and attendees. We expect all participants to abide by this Code of Conduct at all DPOE-N virtual workshops. Please take a moment to review these important guidelines. If you have questions, please contact us at

Expected Behavior

  • Be respectful of all participants. Be tolerant of others’ viewpoints. The discussions and comments are meant to stimulate conversation, not to create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may.
  • Refrain from any and all forms of harassment, through speech or actions. Do not make any insulting or demeaning comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, personal appearance, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, or belief. Avoid making threatening statements to others. Do not incite others to make harassing statements. Harassing actions include, but are not limited to: deliberate intimidation, purposeful disruption of presentations, inappropriate and/or unwanted chatting, use of sexual or discriminatory imagery, inappropriate comments or jokes, and unwelcome contact. If someone declines to talk to you, please stop contacting them unless welcomed at a later time.
  • Act as members of a community and have each other’s backs. Should you see someone appear uncomfortable because of the actions or words of another, speak up and support them. Offer to connect them to DPOE-N staff.
  • Do not make recordings of the virtual workshop in any medium. Only DPOE-N staff may do so, after warning participants to give them an opportunity to opt out. Likewise, do not copy or take screenshots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space.

DPOE-N does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or events.

Need help?

If you see, overhear, or experience a violation of the Code of Conduct during a virtual workshop, please alert any member of the DPOE-N team (identified at the beginning of the event) immediately through a private chat message or via email at

We will be happy to assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

What are the consequences?

Anyone asked to stop any harassing or offensive behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, staff may take any action they deem appropriate, including but not limited to: warning the offender, removing the offender from the workshop, and prohibiting their attendance at any future workshop, virtually or in person.

This Code of Conduct was last updated on April 9, 2021. It is a living document and will be updated regularly.