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  1. TB: Destiny 2 FFA (11/24/18)

    Gamertag: KSI Breakfast 7 Division: N/A
  2. Leadership Advancement Guide Guide Introduction: With every promotion there are new things to learn and below is a guide on the different topics each rank must be familiar with. Remember that all responsibilities are additions to the previous set. This guide covers the ranks from Staff Sergeant through Captain. It is essential that each rank is familiar with and understands each of their duties to ensure that they are able to help run a squad or division. For any questions, comments, or concerns please contact KSI Breakfast 7. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Staff Sergeant Staff Sergeants must be efficient at recruiting. In the quote box is a recruiting guideline. Staff Sergeants must assist with any workshops to ensure the continuous growth of knowledge in KSI. In the quote box is a checklist version of how to host a workshop, a more detailed version is found in the Train the Trainer workshop section 2. Security checks should be done before recruiting gamers into KSI. In the quote box is a link to the guide on how to correctly security check a recruit. Having a forums account is required for officers. In the quote box is a link to the guide on the forums. Hosting squad activities is a great way to get your members involved. In the quote box is the link to a guide of on squad activities. Staff Sergeants must be efficient at promoting members. Below is a link to the training and promotion process. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lieutenant Staff Sergeants will bring up minor problems through the chain of command, being a Lieutenant it is your responsibility to solve the conflicts or pass them upward. Lieutenants must be able to host gamenights, recruiting lobbies, and workshops as well as teach the Staff Sergeants how to do so. Below is the link to the squad activity guide. Lieutenants must know the Rank Structure in their division and Code of Conduct. The Rank Structure and Code of Conduct are below. Lieutenants must assist with any workshops to ensure the continuous growth of knowledge in KSI. In the quote box is a checklist version of how to host a workshop, a more detailed version is found in the Train the Trainer workshop section 2. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Captain Captains are required to be proficient in mentoring Lieutenants in all required duties and assisting them in all ways that are needed. Below is the Squad Leadership workshop as a reference point. Captains are in charge of overseeing squad teams such as the HeadHunter team. They are to help schedule practice times and alert teammates when matches have been scheduled. Below is the link to the HeadHunters section. Captains are responsible for assisting Generals with hosting meetings. They are to help by taking notes, attendance, and help in keeping control of the lobby. Captains must be familiar with the Basic Training Workshop Captains must be familiar with the Train The Trainer Workshop Captains are to be familiar with the base guidelines and requirements of assisting their general in splitting a squad and how to properly and effectively help meet those requirements. These may differ from division to division, contact your General for more information.
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  4. Fall Classic 2018 Forums Challenge

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  5. Officer Promotion Guide

    Guide Introduction: With every promotion there are new things to learn and below is a guide on the different topics each rank must be familiar with. Remember that all responsibilities are additions to the previous set. This guide covers the ranks from Staff Sergeant through Division Leader. Duties differ on a squad (RCT-GEN) and multi-squad or divisional (COFO-DIV) level. It is essential that each rank is familiar with and understands each of their duties to ensure that they are able to help run a squad or division. For any questions, comments, or concerns please contact KSI Breakfast 7. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Staff Sergeant Staff Sergeants must be efficient at recruiting. In the quote box is a recruiting guideline. Staff Sergeants must assist with any workshops to ensure the continuous growth of knowledge in KSI. In the quote box is a checklist version of how to host a workshop, a more detailed version is found in the Train the Trainer workshop section 2. Security checks should be done before recruiting gamers into KSI. In the quote box is a link to the guide on how to correctly security check a recruit. Having a forums account is required for officers. In the quote box is a link to the guide on the forums. Hosting squad activities is a great way to get your members involved. In the quote box is the link to a guide of on squad activities. Staff Sergeants must be efficient at promoting members. Below is a link to the training and promotion process. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lieutenant Staff Sergeants will bring up minor problems through the chain of command, being a Lieutenant it is your responsibility to solve the conflicts or pass them upward. Lieutenants must be able to host gamenights, recruiting lobbies, and workshops as well as teach the Staff Sergeants how to do so. Below is the link to the squad activity guide. Lieutenants must know the Rank Structure in their division and Code of Conduct. The Rank Structure and Code of Conduct are below. Lieutenants must assist with any workshops to ensure the continuous growth of knowledge in KSI. In the quote box is a checklist version of how to host a workshop, a more detailed version is found in the Train the Trainer workshop section 2. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Captain Captains are required to be proficient in mentoring Lieutenants in all required duties and assisting them in all ways that are needed. Below is the Squad Leadership workshop as a reference point. Captains are in charge of overseeing squad teams such as the Head Hunter team. They are to help schedule practice times and alert teammates when matches have been scheduled. Below is the link to the HeadHunters section. Captains are responsible for assisting Generals with hosting meetings. They are to help by taking notes, attendance, and help in keeping control of the lobby. Captains must be familiar with the Basic Training Workshop Captains must be familiar with the Train The Trainer Workshop Captains are to be familiar with the base guidelines and requirements of assisting their general in splitting a squad and how to properly and effectively help meet those requirements. These may differ from division to division, contact your General for more information.
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  7. Time Management Workshop Workshop Introduction: The one thing that seems to make and break a lot of member’s experience within KSI, is time. Some have too much time on their hands, some don’t have enough, and some have what can be perceived as the “Perfect” schedule. Depending on your availability, it can affect your impact as a member or an officer. Remember that despite how much time you have, the most important thing is what you do with the time you do have. Note: While it is important when covering this workshop, that you go in detail, please remember to know your audience and keep them engaged. Keep that in mind, and make sure that the way you present this workshop, and the way that you go about hosting it, still allow for a fun, collaborative, and open learning environment. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Before We Begin (Pre-Workshop Conversation Starters and Discussion Topics) The following questions may be used as a conversation starter before beginning your workshop. As will be mentioned later, it’s important to make sure you begin by getting everyone thinking about the topic at hand. What methods have you used to help manage your time? Why is time management so important? In your opinion, do you think you have enough time to be a quality officer or member? Why? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Core of the Program (Workshop Topics, Progression and Key Points) Workshop Curriculum Introduction: Managing your time can be a very tricky thing and in some cases it can seem just down right impossible. We will discuss 5 different tips on how to manage your time in KSI better and give some explanations behind each point. As you go through each point, try to take the information and apply it to your personal situation to help shape your perspective. Doing this will allow you to know without a doubt how to manage your time to ensure you get everything done. Important Workshop Technical Note: This workshop will be interactive, please provide personal experiences while asking the audience their experiences along with what they desired to learn from this workshop. 5 Time Management Tips: Know your Goal Prioritize Plan it Out Minimize Procrastinations Delegate 1. Know your Goal Before you can begin to work on managing your time, you need to set your goals. These goals are the primary things you need to get done in each amount of time and can range from recruiting, training, mentoring, etc. Make sure that when you set these goals, that they are realistic and obtainable. Remember that setting goals you cannot or won’t reach can be demoralizing. If you want to challenge yourself then do so at a slow pace to ensure you aren’t “burning” yourself out. An easy way to hold yourself accountable is to choose an important meeting, such as an officer meeting, to set and establish goals for this week and how much time you will have fulfill it. 2. Prioritize Once you know what your upcoming goals are, you will need to practice learning to prioritize it among your other duties. For example, this week you must meet your squads weekly recruiting goal and you must be prepared to host a workshop the following week, focus on fulfilling your squad's recruiting goal as it is closer than hosting the workshop. An easy way to prioritize your goals is to issue them labels that apply to it and organize your goals based on that. For the sake of the workshop we will be using four different labels: Urgent, Important, Not Important, Not Urgent. Urgent: These tasks are time sensitive and need to be completed sooner rather than later. Important: These tasks are very crucial to your job and need to be focused on and ensured it is completed. Not Important: These tasks, while needing to be completed, aren’t the most important things that you have to do and are often optional things that would be nice if they got done but not always necessary. Not Urgent: These tasks do not need to be completed within the immediate future and can be put off until you finish other things first. Note: Utilizing this format, tasks you labele your goals as Urgent and Important which are the top priority of your goals while those listed as Not Important and Not Urgent can be completed last. The remaining will be determined by whatever standard you personally assess them to be. 3. Plan it Out After your have set your goals and you've prioritized them, you now have to plan your schedule out. Ask yourself these couple of questions to help identify how much time you will have available. What days do I have off work or school this week? What personal life plans do I have for this week? How much hours should I spend on each task? Should I do things in one sitting or spread it out through multiple sittings? After you answered these questions, you should have an idea of how many hours you will have to complete your goals. You can utilize an alarm or a personal calendar app on your computer and or cell phone to help remind you what needs to be done today. Note: It is in your best interest to set some time towards the end of your time frame to make up work you missed out on due to unexpected circumstances. Sometimes even the best laid plan ends up not working out. 4. Minimize Procrastinations Sometimes the biggest reason we don’t get things done is because we love to procrastinate. The allure of putting off anything not deemed as “Fun” for something more appealing happens all the time. To be effective at time management, you must work for it because like it or not, our minds will travel or new desires to play this or go here will distract us, and ultimately, we will fail in reaching whatever goal that we have set in place. Now at this point, we've established our goals, sorted them by priority and planned out the time in advance, now we just have stick to it. However, if you can multi-task, this shouldn’t be a problem for you. No matter what distractions may come up you can remain on task albeit maybe not with 100% focus on it but enough to get it completed correctly. 5. Delegate Sometimes no matter how hard we try, or how well we planned, we cannot do it all. Therefore, KSI is structured so well, when it comes to being apart of a team, that you can always ask for help. Sometimes delegating tasks to others can be a huge life saver because it allows you more opportunity to spend time on other tasks or come up with brand new ones. This does not mean to pass all your work to someone else and call it time management but rather work on goals as a group. From there you can discuss everything that needs to get done and organize the tasks to those whom would be the best suited to handle it. A great example of this is if you know your job is very likely going to ask you to come in to work on your day off, you can assign the task for that day to someone else just in case you cannot complete it. Note: Asking others to help you out allows them to also gain experience in doing things that maybe aren’t in their normal job description. This in turn also helps their education as well. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Debrief (Post-Workshop Conversation Starters and Discussion Topics) The Following questions can be used as a conversation starter following the conclusion of your workshop. You do not have to ask every question. Pick the ones that you believe will have the most impact, and most buy in with your workshop group. Is there anything you learned or didn’t know from this workshop that you might try to implement in the future? Were there any tips you would have added, removed or expand on further? How effective do you feel your time management will be utilizing these tips?
  8. Member Retention Workshop Workshop Introduction: Recruiting is a good way to grow a squad, but it takes retention to keep them around. Not only does effective retention provide growth within the squad and division but it also provides experience for officers and leadership to ensure the health of your division. Depending on your availability or your squads gametype the methods discussed in this workshop can increase your chance of retaining members. Note: While it is important when covering this workshop, that you go in detail, please remember to know your audience and keep them engaged. Keep that in mind, and make sure that the way you present this workshop, and the way that you go about hosting it, still allow for a fun, collaborative, and open learning environment. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Before We Begin (Pre-Workshop Conversation Starters and Discussion Topics) The following questions may be used as a conversation starter before beginning your workshop. As will be mentioned later, it’s important to make sure you begin by getting everyone thinking about the topic at hand. What has kept you in KSI up until this point? What do you wish your squad or division did more of when you joined? What do you wish your squad or division did more of right now? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Core of the Program (Workshop Topics, Progression and Key Points) Workshop Curriculum Introduction: Recruiting can sometimes become a never ending process. Officers often become recruiting machines due to the mindset of continuous growing and ending that mindset can be difficult. Unfortunately, many recruits leave or are lost in the first month of joining. To sustain a healthy squad, you must recruit and retain. The two go hand in hand, remember to never lean one way more than the other. The topics listed below represent several ways to retain members and allow them a better chance of growing in KSI. Important Workshop Technical Note: This workshop will be interactive, please provide personal experiences while asking the audience their experiences along with what they desired from their squads. Member Retention Methods: Be Attentive Be Lenient Be a Friend Be a Leader 1. Be Attentive Being attentive to your squadmates can mean the difference between a failing squad and a flourishing one. Periodically, people will go on vacations or lose their Xbox membership and forget to inform anyone. This can lead to trouble and by frequently making rounds through the squad, you’ll be able to see if certain members haven’t been on for a few days. If you notice this, you should start making inquiries. Knowing whether a member could use a hand with a monthly membership or if they’ve begun to feel detached from the squad speaks volumes of friendship and compassion. Another reason members can become distant is if they are looking for players to play competitively or they simply don't play the games you do. If you can identify this early on, you can make adjustments. These adjustments could be something such as a squad transfer or simply an introduction to other members with similar tastes. Note: One of the worst things to hear getting back from a 10 day Xbox hiatus is that no one in your squad even noticed you were gone. Always keep in contact with our members. 2. Be Lenient It’s unrealistic to expect every KSI member to act and talk and socialize the same. The reality is, everyone is different. Sometimes people can carry a lot of baggage but in the end, it’s all about drawing a line in the sand and standing by it. We have a Code of Conduct that explicitly states the do’s and don’ts of KSI. That doesn’t mean there aren’t grey areas. Unless someone is being very toxic or has a history of extreme negativity, try to be lenient with them. We all have faults and being able to work around these faults makes us that much better of a person. When hosting gamenights, workshops, and meetings, don't enforce members to attend. Be lenient and only encourage participation. Example: You’re playing Rainbow Six Siege and your squadmate accidentally kills you. Don’t freak out! Just laugh it off and let it slide. The last thing you want to do is make their memory of what should be a fun night into a screaming match over an irrelevant death in a video game. 3. Be a Friend A simple fact of life is that we all need friends. For some, Xbox can offer an escape from reality. We’re no longer “John” or “Sarah” but instead we’re “KSI Hershey” or “KSI Snickers”. Remember that everyone can use a shoulder to cry on at some point or another. Members of KSI are not just numbers on the forums or names on a squad tag, we are real people and KSI is our family. Unfortunately, leaving your baggage at the door can be harder than we think so be open and available to your members. Ask them how their week is going or how their family is doing. Members always feel better when they aren’t treated like just another statistic. 4. Be a Leader As the community grows, the need for leaders expands. Leaders are people who not only host events, workshops and gamenights but to also educate other members. When people take interest in tournaments and competitive gaming, officers and leaders can use this opportunity to create an experience that will keep members around. Hosting events in a timely and organized fashion creates a healthier environment for recruits and by giving the members control over what is happening in the squad provides them with the feeling of unity. Remember that as leaders it is our responsibility to understand that no one is perfect and not every member is going to be here forever, but while they are here, we must aim to make it an experience of a lifetime. Note: Remember that being a leader requires time, dedication, knowledge, and respect. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Debrief (Post-Workshop Conversation Starters and Discussion Topics) The Following questions can be used as a conversation starter following the conclusion of your workshop. You do not have to ask every question. Pick the ones that you believe will have the most impact, and most buy in with your workshop group. Is there any other ways you can increase member retention? Out of the topics above, which can you improve upon and why? Why do you think it is important to ensure member retention?
  9. Security Check Guide Guide Introduction: A security check is the process of looking at information to make sure there will be no issues in the future regarding a potential or current member’s history. This is to be done with new members, rejoins, and anyone with questionable history. Members who are cleared to recruit should have complete understanding of what a security check entails, and why they are conducted. This process is crucial in the security and safety of your squad and division and should not be overlooked. If security checks aren’t completed in the correct manner, your squad and division’s safety may be at risk. For any questions, comments, or concerns please contact KSI Breakfast 7. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Security Check Process The security check can occur during a lockdown and before an individual is recruited. If you're recruiting, this is performed while you are in a party chatting with your potential recruit or before you invite them. As you are informing the potential member about KSI, look through their friends list and clubs. When conducting a security check, make sure you are thorough. Below are things you will be looking for when conducting a security check. If a potential recruit conflicts with any of these please contact your General or another officer for guidance. 1. Friends list Before being the recruitment process, the recruit must have more than 20 non-KSI friends. Any blacklisted or security risked community on their list must be removed and all contact ceased. When searching for blacklisted and security risked communities, make sure to check their activity feed as well. Examples of blacklisted, security risked, or other communities are listed below. While checking their friendslist for gamer tags with similar prefixes or suffixes from other clans or communities, look for any blacklisted, security risked, or other communities added. Example: KSI, DBD, XGN, XGC, TGS The following are KSI's current security risked and blacklisted communities. Note: Watch out for potential recruits with multiple friends of similar names; recruits are allowed to have up to three different individuals in different clans/communities. 2. Age Requirement All recruits must be over the age of 15, as this is included in the C.o.C. and must be enforced. When asking for their age, if it seems questionable, ask for their date of birth. It is highly encouraged to ask for their age before beginning the recruitment process. Note: Remember that recruiting age may vary from division. If you do not know if your division follows the KSI standard age of 15, contact your General. 3. Gamerscore Recruits must have a minimum gamerscore of 500. This is strongly enforced and is set in place to prevent alternate accounts from joining KSI. Note: Minimum gamerscore is subject to change when a lockdown is initiated. If a lockdown occurs, confirm correct recruiting procedures with your General. 4. Mic Requirement It is required that the recruit has a working mic to be recruited in to KSI. Mics are essential for communicating with other members in a gaming community. Without a mic, communication is limited and inefficient for socializing and gaming within the community, thus the recruit must have a working mic.
  10. Community Development Committee Application The CDC is a committee consisting of knowledgeable leaders throughout the community with the goal of increasing the basic and advanced knowledge all members contain. This goal is obtained by increasing the quality found in guides, workshops, and other educational materials. The CDC works hand in hand with the Performance Operations staff. We provide any materials Performance Operations request as well as complete our own materials. As the community continues to grow, the need to update our educational resources expands. The responsibilities of a committee member is as follows; Creation of materials used by Performance Operations. Continuous updating of all workshops and guides. Collection and revision of all education materials throughout the community. Committee members are to remain professional and perform to the highest of their abilities at all times. All applicants must have the ability to collect, create, and critique information. If you are interested in joining this committee, please fill out the following application. Note: All applicants will be contacted within 24 hours. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Application Basic Information Gamertag: Discord: Total time in KSI: Current rank or position: Highest rank or position held: Community Development Committee Specific Questions Why do you wish to be apart of the CDC? Why should you be considered as a potential committee member? In other words, why should you be selected over others in this community? If you have any work samples of either the past or present, please list them.
  11. Squad Activity Guide Below is a guide on how to host five basic squad and divisional activities. These five activities include gamenights, workshops, squad meetings, and headhunters. Each one is critical to a squad and divisions success. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Gamenights Gamenights are crucial to squad activity and should happen often within your squad. These are the most common squad events and have the potential to be the most fun. There are many different types of gamenights, many of which are hosted in a party and game lobby, but some such as a karaoke gamenight are hosted differently. Below are tips for a successful, professional, and fun gamenight. Normal Gamenight: When hosting a gamenight on a selected game such as Halo, Call of Duty, or Destiny, make sure it is fun and competitive. While doing this, socialize with our members by talking to them. The most entertaining gamenights are a combination of good conversation and well laid out game types and maps. Announce your gamenight hours in advance to your members. Create an open party and game lobby. Invite all members of your squad and division. Plan your game-types and maps before your event, make sure you are prepared before your gamenight starts. If you must leave, find a replacement so the games continue. Keep things clean and competitive. Karaoke Gamenight: When hosting a karaoke gamenight, be sure to guarantee that all members feel welcome and safe at all times. For some, singing openly to a crowd of individuals can be a struggle and many are not open to it. Depending on how people react to an individual's performance, it can affect the members self esteem and feeling of welcomeness throughout the community. When you host these gamenights, it is critical that you control your lobby at all times. Announce your gamenight hours in advance to your members. Create an invite only party. Invite all members of your squad and division. Establish that no judgment, small or large, shall be passed to any member. Be prepared to sing yourself, if no one else will. Control your party. Have fun. Note: A gamenight’s success can depend solely on the host’s attitude and social skills, gamenights are meant to a fun activity open to all members of your squad. 2. Recruiting Lobby Recruiting lobbies are a great way to bring in new members as well as unite the squad for a singular goal. These lobbies are typically hosted by an officer along others that know the recruiting procedures. The goal of these lobbies are simple, have fun and talk to people. Depending on the game, it's common to find multiple people in game chat, which offers a vast opportunity for members to talk to potential recruits. When participating in one of these lobbies, guarantee that you keep yourself in check. We are to represent KSI as a positive gaming community at all times. If someone acts hostile towards you or your fellow members, mute them and do not feed into their conversation or hostility. Below are some simple steps to establish an effective recruiting lobby. Announce your recruiting lobby hours in advance to your members. Create and invite only party. Invite all members of your squad and division. Establish the ground rules. Switch to gamechat and have fun 3. Workshops: Workshops play a major role in the success of education throughout a squad and division. They range from topics such as recruiting, forums usage, and divisional leadership. When hosting a workshop, you must first begin by by establishing an effective platform for learning and teaching. If your party is too noisy, too crazy, or too unorganized, no productive activity can occur. As the party leader and the trainer for that workshop, you should be in total control of your room. Below are the basics steps to guarantee that your workshop will be fun, organized, and a place of learning. Announce your workshop hours in advance to your members. Create an invite only party Invite your squad and divisional members. Politely remove any non-essential guests or members. Make sure everyone knows the ground rules of the party, and its' purpose. Make sure the only person who has an active mic, is the person who has the floor. Come up with a way to signal questions, and or comments (i.e posting in the party chat, on Discord, or by private message). Give ample opportunity for interactive comments, questions, and discussion. Make sure that the party atmosphere is enjoyable. Note: These seven points above will ensure that you have taken the best possible steps towards ensuring that the environment you are creating is the environment to promote success. 4. Squad Meetings: Squad meetings are essential to a squads success. Not only do squad meetings have the ability to unite members but it is also a place for members to learn about events within the community as well as any notes you or your division may have. As the host, it is imperative that you are in control of your meeting and below are basic steps to guarantee that your meeting will be fun, organized, and informative. Announce your squad meeting hours ahead of the event to your members. Create an invite only party and invite all members from your squad into the meeting. Once your party is full, clearly establish that you have the floor. Start your meeting by discussing recent events. After you have briefly covered recent events, move on to current notes and events. After each note, ask if anyone has questions, concerns, or ideas. This can also be a great way to end your meeting. Note: If any questions or ideas brought up that you are unable to answer or address, bring it up the chain of command and return the following week with an answer. 5. HeadHunters: HeadHunters is an inter-community competitive atmosphere that involves teams from each division to prove their prowess and dominance over a certain game. The selected games that will serve as the theme for each season are comprised of the top 3 first person shooter franchises to date, Halo, Destiny, and Call of Duty, but are subject to change. The season consists of several weeks in which the participating teams will play a 12-16 game schedule against opposing divisions. This will ultimately lead to the play-offs. Like any other sporting event, play-off teams will be seated based off their record during the season and will play in a bracket until only one team remains and are therefore named the season champions. Below are basic requirements for your Head Hunters team. All team members must be ranked Corporal though General. Team rosters may not exceed 8 nor fall under 6 members. All team members are placed on the team based on kill count and the K/D spread throughout their tryouts. Note: Follow the link for all further information. http://www.ksiforums.org/topic/36896-divisional-head-hunters-informationrules-and-regulations/
  12. Forums Workshop: (Updated 07/09/18)

    07/09/18 Corrected grammatical errors.
  13. Recruiting Workshop: (Updated 08/02/18)

    07/09/18 Corrected grammatical errors.