Social Networking Sites and Rules of EngagementClick on the LinkedIn logo above to be taken to the ASTD Sacramento LinkedIn group online.
The following are the Rules for Engagement (use) of any social networking site in which Sacramento ASTD has created a group and/or invited members, affiliates, and visitors to join and/or use the group for professional networking purposes.
Members are encouraged to ask questions about any topic pertaining to chapter operations and ASTD National resources/initiatives that affect the chapter. The more specific you are in your request, the better others will be able to help you.
The Golden Rule for using this site:
Informational posts should focus on professional development, networking, or advocacy of the field. Examples of informational posts include:
Keep it professional and appropriate.
If you wouldn’t post/send it at work, then it probably shouldn’t be shared in this group.
Administrative issues about group messages:
- Examples of best practices from your organization.
- Examples from your personal experience as a workplace learning and performance (WLP) professional.
- Knowledge you have about the industry and/or related fields of interest.
- Links to WLP related websites.
- Chapter-related announcements and postings.
- Notes of appreciation to fellow chapter members for recent events, posts, opportunities, or advice.
- Upcoming local chapter events that may be of interest to other chapter members, affiliates, and visitors.
The following types of posts are not allowed:
- Note that you may post information on the WALL or you may use the EMAIL feature. Use the WALL posting ONLY for all to be able to view. Use the EMAIL feature through your individual profiles for one-on-one or offline conversations.
- Use the subject line to indicate what the message is about. When your post picks up a new thread, initiate a new subject heading.
- When you raise a question we expect that the ensuing discussion will be public -- responses will be to the group rather than to you individually. However, if you request that responses be sent to you individually, indicate that you will provide a summary of responses to the group.
- Do not quote an email message that you received privately or from another group without first obtaining permission from the author.
Finally, members may not take email addresses of group members to use for personal marketing purposes.
- Posts that attack the posting or question of another member of the group. If you have feedback on a specific posting, send it directly to the person who posted it or to a moderator, not to the entire group.
- Derogatory personal opinions of fellow members.
- Posts that include profanity or abusive language.
- Posts that tout political, religious, or other controversial non-ASTD topics.
- Posts that would be offensive to members of the group on the basis of race, religion, sexual preference, gender, disability, age, or any other criteria.
- Posts that advertise a member’s company’s products and services.