Code of Conduct

For the Dynamics 365 & Power Platform user groups

Attendees to the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform user groups meetings agree to adhere to the user group code of conduct.

This Code of Conduct applies to Regional Groups affiliated to the UK Dynamics 365 and Power Platform User Group (the Group) and participants of the Regional Groups.

As a participant in Regional Group activities, you agree that you will uphold this Code of Conduct and are responsible for all activities and any content you post/upload to websites controlled by the Group.

In addition to upholding this Code of Conduct, you are responsible for adhering to all applicable local and national laws.

To lower the barrier to entry and ensure access is available to as many participants as possible, Regional Groups should not charge an admission fee for meetings apart from pass- through costs such as room-hire and refreshments.

The Group seeks to provide a respectful, friendly, professional experience for everyone, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disability, age, race, or religion.

The Group does not tolerate any behaviour that is degrading to any gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability, nor do we tolerate any behaviour that would be deemed harassment or discrimination. Individuals are responsible for knowing and abiding by our standards and we encourage everyone to assist in creating a safe and welcoming environment.

Attending meetings solely for the purpose of advertising services is not acceptable and such attendees may be asked to leave unless explicitly invited or attending as a paid sponsor.

At events (online, in-person or hybrid) organized by Regional Groups, attendees should demonstrate the following:

Be friendly and welcoming
  • Listen with purpose and create space for others’ communication preferences
  • Ask yourself how you can make someone’s life easier
Be patient
  • Remember that people have varying communication styles and preferences
  • Recognize that not everyone is necessarily using their native language, meaning and tone can be lost in translation
Be thoughtful
  • Think about how others will interpret your words, aim for clear and productive communication
  • Remember that sometimes it is best to refrain from commenting
Be respectful and inclusive
  • Respect differences of opinion
  • Seek to understand and build bridges, not condemn, or criticize
  • Make a conscious effort to include people who differ from you
Be open and curious
  • Assume good intent and interpret others’ statements or questions in good faith
  • Ask questions to understand, not denounce
  • Focus on continuous learning. Improve upon the things you already know, tackle new things, and ask others about their expertise to deepen your own knowledge
In summary
  • Treat everyone with respect, kindness, and empathy
  • Use welcoming and inclusive language
  • Be thoughtful in how you communicate in person and online
  • Do not be destructive or inflammatory
  • Gracefully accept constructive criticism
  • Listen with purpose and create space for others’ communication preferences
  • Reach out to the organizers if you need anything