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      Division, Area Section, and Shoutbox Rules   09/11/2017

      Division and Area Section Rules.
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      2019 KSI Donor/VIP Revamp   01/28/2019

      After much thought and re-work, the KSI Board is happy to announce the revamped and improved KSI VIP Donor System for 2019. Unlike the past where one donation netted someone the VIP group, now the group will reset on the 1st day of each year. Requirements In order to get re-added as a KSI VIP Donor, you will have to contribute in one of the following ways: Donate $10 to KSI's PayPal Donate at least 1000 bits to KSILive Sub to KSI for at least 2 months Once the new year begins, just donate in any of the 3 above ways and you will receive the 2019 Donor Award as well as the 2019 Donor Group. Just provide proof in the AAP area when you apply. Your donation can be made by someone else, so just have them provide you with the receipt. This only applies for PayPal donations and Subscribing. Bits must be your own. Donations can also add up, so you can contribute $5 for two months and receive it. Just keep the receipts as proof for your request and you will be given Donor access. With this revamp, we have improved the perks of donating to KSI. Because of your financial commitment, we want to reward you for believing in KSI and contributing in that way. Benefits Access to VIP Area on the forums to talk with other donors. 2019 Donor Forums award Special sneak previews of KSI News stories and community announcements Recognized on the KSI Front Page's Donor list Ability to give input on upcoming events, such as Divisional Cup, Spring Break, Spirit Week, Fall Classic, Turkey Bowl, and Award Show. Special Donor-only giveaways during the yearly KSI events A special Donors-Only Weekend Event full of FFAs and Giveaways in August. Overall We want to provide the best KSI experience for all of our members, and those who fund the websites, events, and so much more should be rewarded for contributing and believing in the community. So please enjoy this revamped system and allow us to work with you to forge a better, more inclusive KSI. Thank you, KSI Board of Directors
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      KSI Spring Break 2019 Announcement   02/26/2019

      SPRING BREAK 2019! Hello! We are proud to announce the official schedule for KSI's 3rd Annual Spring Break, to be held Friday, March 29th - Sunday, March 31st, 2019! Spring Break event is momentous in several ways. It is the first large-scale competitive event on the 2019 calendar, and it serves as the official start of KSI's second round with the KSI Divisional Cup. As per every large event, there will be a schedule of events, a forums poll, and a scoring system to rank divisions in the order they finish. We will also be holding a Twitch Subscriber Lottery drawing for special prizes. Make sure to tune into our Spring Break oriented Town Hall on Friday, March 22nd!   Schedule: Friday, March 29th: (8 p.m. EST) PUBG Customs - 4v4  Halo 5 - 4v4 CTF GTAV - 7's Sumo  Saturday, March 30th: (8 p.m. EST) Rainbow Six Siege - 3v3 Bomb Overwatch - 4v4 TDM Prominence Poker - 7's Sunday, March 31st: (6 p.m. EST) CoD Bops 4 - 4v4 TDM CoD Bops 4 - 7's FFA   ** Sign-ups for these events will be posted up within the next day or two in the Spring Break area on the forums, which can be found here. Only 7's may post sign-ups for the division, which can be edited until the evening of the event. Each division is allowed just one (1) team per event. For FFA's, there may be just two (2) 7's per division. There will be a Poll posted as part of the event. It will open at 8 p.m. EST on Friday and close at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday. Votes will count toward participation for divisions and members will be asked to post a reply to become eligible for the Spring Break 2019 award! Prizes will be $10 codes, given out to the winners of each individual event. Total prizes for the competition will value ~$200. The Twitch Sub Drawing will happen on Sunday evening. Anybody who subscribes to KSILive before 6 p.m. that night will be entered into the drawing for the merchandise/Loot Crate prize. We may do more than one drawing, depending on Subscriptions. (Reminder: All Subscription revenue is used exclusively for prize pools for events, and the more Subs we get, the more prizes (and the bigger the prizes) we can offer.)   DIVISONAL CUP: Spring Break signifies the start of this year's Divisional Cup! Just the same as last year, divisional cup will keep track of each division's participation throughout the year. Starting at Spring Break and ending with January's Award Show, we will be ranking divisions each month by their participation, growth, and officer staff ratio to develop a competition for Division of the Year! The division with the most points each month will be named Division of the Month. A list of monthly events will be posted with meeting notes and in the Marketing Area on the forums so everyone can be aware of what will count toward points! Divisions can expect to see points counted for Weekend Warfare, Montage and Clip submissions, News Team contests, Twitch Subscriptions, OTM/DOTM award periods in the AAP, and more! Additional events will be added depending on what is happening in KSI for that particular month. KSI's large events -- Spring Break, Spirit Week, Fall Classic, and Turkey Bowl -- will count independently and figure into the overall scores, but not the monthly tallies.   SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow along on our Social Media platforms to stay informed, engaged, and to connect with KSI! Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KSIGlobalGaming Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KSIGlobalGaming Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ksiglobalgaming/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/KSIGlobalGaming Twitch: http://twitch.tv/KSILive Twitch: http://twitch.tv/KSILive2 --- We hope to see you at KSI Spring Break 2019! Good luck and happy gaming.

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  1. Which Drink Best Accompanies Your Breakfast?

    I feel as though that this topic needs a professional opinion, the best drink for breakfast is Apple Juice.
  2. Warpriest 7 Capped Out Self-Nom

    I am KSI Breakfast 7 and I approve.
  3. Stress Management Workshop

    Stress Management Workshop Workshop Introduction: One of the biggest issues that plagues many great members and leaders is sometimes just doing too much. While we all can appreciate the superheroes that can go above and beyond and have an integral part in every facet of KSI, the issue lies in maintaining that responsibility and not letting it destroy you. We are only human, and we each have our own limits to what we can do and do it successfully, so this workshop will cover how to identify when you are taking on too much and how to help manage it. 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 are your current ranks and duties? How have you handled doing all your duties without getting overworked? Do you believe that assuming too much responsibility can result in underperforming? What are some examples of self-identifying that you are taking on too much work? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Three Dimensions of Burning Out: Overview: The definition of being burned out is stated as “a state of physical and mental collapse caused by overworked and stress.” The one issue of getting burned out is the fact that we rarely see it coming and when we finally do acknowledge it, our pride prevents us from handling it properly. Being burned out does not just go away with time, sometimes it can be even worse and will result in unsatisfactory results in all aspects of your workload. We will talk about the symptoms of being burned out to help increase your awareness to know if you maybe dealing with it currently. Emotional Exhaustion: This dimension covers how burning out can do to your mental health within the community and here are some examples to identify it: Finding it harder to concentrate Quicker to anger or hostility Finding yourself exhausted Lack of Enthusiasm or excitement Note: These examples are some of the few identifying factors that show emotional exhaustion. The inability of concentrating and the quick to hostility can be very evident when handling even minor tasks and can create a lot of additional issues with those around you. Feeling exhausted and lacking any sort of excitement especially as someone’s leadership or mentor can actually hurt their growth because more members inherit the habits of those in front of them. Denationalization: This dimension covers how burning out can do to your social interactions within the community and here are some examples to identify it: Paranoia Thinking you can’t handle your jobs anymore Constantly thinking you’re failing Persistent Blaming Others for Issues Note: These examples are some of the few identifying factors that show denationalization. The feeling of paranoia that can sink in from feeling that you are doing badly at your job and thinking every day you will get fired. The negative feelings that being to grow in your mind can also cause blaming other people for your inability to get your job done efficiently. These tend to come from members who assumed too much responsibility and being stressed out too much. Reduced Personal Achievement: This dimension covers how burning out can affect your own success and personal achievement as a leader in KSI and here are some examples to identify it: Lack of completing tasks efficiently Often forgetting tasks or duties Consistent disciplinary issues Reduction in work ethics Note: These examples are some of the few identifying factors of how burning out can affect your performance and successes in KSI. The inability to finish your objectives on time and the quality of your work diminishes; while at other moments you find that you completely forgot to even complete some tasks. You tend to see members of this caliber be in more meetings discussing what exactly is going on because when you assume a lot of responsibility and held them for so much time, any slip in efforts or production is likely to raise suspicions. Sometimes this can be mistaken for leaders being lazy when you start to notice a reduction in work ethic and sometimes is being misinterpreted for being burned out. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Five Ways to Prevent being Burned Out: Overview: We showed the three major dimensions of being burned out and the effects it can have on an individual. We as members of this community and as leaders within this community need to be careful not to overdo it because the effects can trickle down and affect our members. While these issues may seem major and have no cure or remedy in sight, there is some things we can do to help prevent or manage our burned-out mentalities. Taking a Break: Sometimes as leaders and as individuals we need to learn how to take some time for ourselves. Between various KSI duties and real-life issues, we find ourselves drowning in work and the best course of action is to just take a breather. Taking a leave of absence, LOA, or just taking a day off Xbox to rejuvenate can go a long way in terms of remaining healthy and at the top of our game. Note: Leave of absence is a temporary leave from Xbox and KSI due to personal reasons including but not limited to; Loss of Internet, Death in the Family, Vacation, Military Leave, etc. You may return to your position and squad upon returning unless extenuating circumstances arise. To take a leave of absence contact your officer staff or divisional leadership for more information. Deferring Additional Duties: As leaders we try to take on too much and sometimes that involves assuming the duties of someone that is a lower rank because you wish to be helpful. However, this can have multiple negative effects on both you and those who follow you within your rank structure. You are preventing them from having experience handling the duties as well as maybe creating a stigma that to be this rank you need to do these things. For example, letting a Lieutenant do their job is sometimes for the best rather than taking on their task as well as yours. Avoid Assuming too much Responsibility: One of the biggest things that plagues leaders is the desire to assume more responsibility. This is mostly when web/dept ops and additional clan-ops duties come into effect. While we always love when members explore other facets of KSI, we also prefer they do it when they have enough time and energy to handle the responsibilities of all their jobs. All Department Heads ask their applicants if they see themselves as having enough time to complete the tasks and the reason being that no one wants to have to fire someone for failing to uphold their duties. Ask for Help: Similar to deferring additional duties, do not be afraid to ask for help from those around you. This helps not only relieve some burden, but also allows someone with a fresher perspective and mindset to focus more on that one task while you are multitasking others. The worst thing you can do as a leader is to not encourage helping each other out as we are a team and a community and teamwork can do a lot of things. Have some Fun: We tend to forget the key part of being apart of an Xbox community and that is we are on Xbox. Sometimes we need to take a step back and play some video games especially with some members. All work and no play will hinder your enthusiasm as well as your overall mood which can have effects on squad and division morale if you let it linger. We all have personal lives which require responsibilities like working at a job, and when we come home and want to unwind it can be dangerous to hop on Xbox and treat it like a job 24/7. The idea is to release some stress through games and we should never forget that. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. Was there anything in this workshop that you can apply to yourself to help your duties in KSI? Are there any other examples on how to help prevent being burned out? After this workshop do you feel more comfortable taking on additional duties or relinquishing some of your current duties?
  4. TB: Destiny 2 FFA (11/24/18)

    Gamertag: KSI Breakfast 7 Division: N/A
  5. Hatter 7 - Capped Out

    KSI Hatter 7 is apart of the Community Development Committee.
  6. Fall Classic 2018 Forums Challenge

    LS 4 THE WIN
  7. 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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  9. 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?
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  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.
  14. Divisional Leadership Workshop (Gen-Div): (Updated 05/09/18)

    07/09/18 Corrected grammatical errors.