Code of Conduct for NNIP Partner Meetings

Last Updated: August 07, 2017

The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) is a collaboration of the Urban Institute and local partners in more than 30 cities who help their communities use neighborhood data in decisionmaking. Twice per year partner organizations convene to share, network and learn from one another. These are not conferences, but structured as interactive, working meetings with various topical, technical, and business strategy sessions spread over a three-day period. Since the meetings are invitation-only and agendas are developed specifically for partners, the sessions contain little background about the NNIP model or how individual partner organizations operate.

First-time NNIP attendees are strongly encouraged to attend the “Introduction to NNIP” session, which is held on Wednesday morning before the official start of the meeting. This is the formal opportunity to ask any questions about NNIP, but meeting attendees should feel free to ask NNIPHQ staff for help at any time.

To foster a productive and inclusive meeting environment, we ask that all NNIP Partners’ Meeting attendees adhere to the following guidelines and principles:

  • Be an active listener and contributor - your participation is critical to the meeting’s success!
  • Do not advertise or sell products or services during the meeting.
  • Be welcoming and encouraging, especially of first-time attendees.
  • Be prompt in arriving to the meeting and returning from breaks.
  • Be open to learning about new topics, even if you don’t think they are immediately relevant to your organization.
  • Leave your title at the door and be respectful of everyone’s ideas.
  • Speak one at a time, waiting to be recognized by the moderator.
  • Keep comments brief and on the topic being discussed.
  • Take advantage of breakfast, lunch, and after-hours activities to get to know fellow NNIP members and other participants.
  • Be respectful of fellow participants, both in the formal meeting sessions and in the informal evening activities.

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