Code of Conduct

Open Education Leadership Essentials (OeLE) Code of Conduct

CARL is committed to providing a welcoming, safe, and harassment-free environment for participants, speakers, and organizers of CARL meetings and events. 

 We do not tolerate harassment* of any kind.

 Disrespectful or discriminatory actions, language, or imagery with regard to race, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, disability, or genetic characteristics is not appropriate.

We expect our participants to:

  1.     Promote a safe environment for everyone that is free from harassment*;
  2.     Be respectful of different dimensions, perspectives and lived experiences among participants and to be sensitive to the impact their communications and behaviours have on others.

Individuals who witness or experience unacceptable behaviour or have any other concerns are encouraged to come forward immediately to a member of the Code of Conduct Committee. Each report of unacceptable conduct will be taken seriously and treated confidentially. The Committee may gather additional information to the extent possible, and may take any action deemed appropriate, including warning or sanctioning the offender. All efforts will be taken to preserve the privacy of the individuals affected.

Individuals asked to cease a behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Serious or repeated contraventions of this Code could result in expulsion from this event.

Code of Conduct Committee

For the Open Education Leadership Essentials (OeLE) the following individuals will act as the Code of Conduct Committee: Lise Brin (, Joy Kirchner, Jean-François Durnin.

*What is harassment?

For the purpose of this Code of Conduct, harassment includes (but is not limited to): 

  •     Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, language spoken, race, ethnicity, citizenship status, or religion,
  •     Sustained disruption of meetings, talks or other events,
  •     Sexual language and imagery in event spaces, including talks, social events, and online media,
  •     Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following,
  •     Unwelcome photography or recording without permission,
  •     Inappropriate physical contact, and
  •     Unwelcome sexual attention.