Primary task

Help improve the health of the community by caring for the emotional and social sustainability of the project on the long term. This team has a reproductive scope, is auxiliary to the Tails project, and can be assigned tasks by the project.

Main functions

The scope of activities presented below is wide and exceeds the current capacity of the team. The listed activities should, thus, be mapped to concrete goals and prioritized, according to the project's needs.

  • Promote training and discussions about relevant topics (such as diversity, decision making, active listening, etc).

  • Serve as reference for the process of handling conflicts and code of conduct. issues inside the Tails group.

  • Facilitate sessions or conduct certain activities when Tails Board asks.

Examples of training activities:

  • Send articles about community diversity, inclusion, feminism, consensus, etc. (Links every month → Food for thought)

  • Workshop on topics: working together, active listening, nonviolent. Communication, conflict resolution, etc. (Once a year, at least)

  • Learn and train about decision making methods chosen by Tails as a whole.

  • Learn about conflict resolution.

  • Conduct community analysis (eg. SWOT), to improve comunity health and strategy.

Examples of conflict handling activities:

  • Help with internal dynamics (workers, Board and Assembly), and the nearer community (other contributors).

  • Code of conduct related:

    • serve as an external contact

    • create and improve the response process

  • Define a procedure of resolution of conflicts (training, point of contact)

Examples of methodological support:

  • Conduct periodical meetings (yearly at least).

  • Support to facilitate summit sessions or other challenging topics.

  • Clarify the dynamics of decision in case of disagreements.

Fundamental organizational relationships

The group writes to the mailing list of the General Assembly and can promote activities about diversity, inclusion, feminism, consensus method, etc.

The team meets the Tails board to speak about issues or conflicts reports. The team can be contacted by the Tails board or by the General Assembly or by single people inside of Tails to address some issues.

External Relations

Answer CoC reports when used as a point of contact (Once the team is able to fulfill this role).

Necessary and useful skills and competences

English spoken and written, mediation and facilitation skills, possibility of evaluation of different point of views, study active listening, stay up-to-date with feminism and developing of social justice.