Request to join the Transpire Closed Facebook group

This application form is your first step to joining a growing and welcoming community group based in south Essex and beyond. Our online membership has over 450 members. You should first complete this form and then request to join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/891240910995191/

If you join our group and your request is accepted there is an expectation that you'll post a brief introduction about yourself on the page. We don't expect a lengthy life story, but just something as it might empower other members, and peer support is crucial to how this group works.

All members must abide by our rules and policies around behaviour and providing a positive and conducive attitude to the group.Transpire is dedicated to ensuring a safe-space for all, which is a harassment-free experience, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religious opinions. We don't tolerate harassment of participants at our events, in any form, this includes online and offline too.   We think it's important that visitors are aware of our code of conduct, because it applies to all Transpire spaces including on social media and at events.

Why is a code of conduct necessary? 

Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of peer support for everyone. We want you to be happy in our community. We think it's right to point out what may not always be obvious. That means be respectful of others, and their boundaries. Think before you speak, act, or write something on social media , because by doing so you’ll be helping to make being part of Transpire a great experience for all.  Many Transpire members possess talents or particular professional skills. Please respect boundaries in relation to your interactions with them, and don't seek to ask for "favours" or  do anything to compromise them which could impact them outside of Transpire.  Please refrain from, “name-dropping” to people outside of the group that you know a Transpire member , in order to gain some personal benefit. This also does not respect confidentiality. We’re all here to help each other, but please don't abuse another members professional skills or talent. It could damage their reputation and Transpires too.

 

What constitutes a violation of our Code of Conduct?

Things that are not respectful. Examples of which are listed,  but are not limited to:

Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion
Sexual comments or  the use of images in public or directly to attendees, without permission
Deliberate intimidation; following or stalking of people
Photography or recording of specific participants unless explicit permission has been given
Indecently exposing body parts
Deliberate misgendering of people
Inappropriate physical contact or unwelcome sexual attention
Bringing your own food, soft drinks or alcohol to venues.
Under-age smoking at our events
Any form of underage drinking or any form of drugs misuse when attending any Transpire event
Disrespect towards  other users of a venue that may be hosting Transpire events.
Unacceptable language
 
The information you provide in this survey is used to help admins monitor who is joining our group. Questions regarding sexual orientation, gender identity and age are optional to the extent that you can simply answer "prefer not to say".

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* 1. Do you agree to abide by our code of conduct?

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* 2. What is your gender identity?  Tick any that apply.

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* 3. Please briefly explain why you wish to join Transpire?

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* 4. Do you agree to abide by the groups rules and policies? We encourage people to come to our events to experience peer support, although we recognise this is not always possible. We discourage messaging other members, whom you have not met in person (unless it is an admin or committee member). The reason for this is to safeguard our members.

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* 5. Your name - this should match the name we see when you request to join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/891240910995191/

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* 6. Please confirm that you are not joining to promote or sell products and/or services.

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* 7. What is your age? ( You can skip this question if you prefer not to say)

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* 8. What is your sexuality?

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* 9. How did you hear about us? (tick any that apply)

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