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Member Training & Promotion Guide (RCT-SGT) (Draft)

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Training and Promoting Guide:

Below is a guide on the training process from Recruit to Private and from Private to Corporal or Sergeant.

 

Training a Recruit to Private:

A private is someone who has been in KSI for 48 hours. Their job is to meet new people, have fun, and attend gamenights and meetings. Their abbreviation is PVT.
 

1. Verify that the recruit is the age of 15 or older

This is a very simple thing to do and it can be beneficial to your squad to verify that your newest member is of age. To do this, simply ask how old the recruit is or ask for the year that they were born.
 

2. Review the C.o.C

This is one of the most important parts of the training process. Make sure they understand what each rule entails and how they are responsible for any infractions that they make upon them. When reading the C.o.C. Make sure to get a verbal agreement that they understand and abide by the KSI Code of Conduct!
 

3. Go over the Rank Structure up through Division Leader

Along with the C.o.C. this is another important piece in the training process. Our rank structure offers us structure, stability, and organization. Privates should become familiar with the rank structure up through Division Leader. When reading the rank structure make sure to include who belongs in each position. It is very important to make sure they know who is in each officer position within your squad so that they know who to go to in case any problems should arise.

The Rank Structure Includes:

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Division Leader
Co-Division Leader
Founder
Co-Founder
General
CPT (1-4)
LT (1-4)
SSGT
SGT
CPL
PVT

Note: If possible, have the PVT add the officers of their squad to their friends list.

 

4. Change their Privacy Settings

Have the recruit go into privacy settings and change their friends list privacy to friends only. This step is essential to squad security and must not be overlooked.

Steps: Privacy settings > View details & customize >  Friends & clubs > Others can see your friends list - set to Friends
 

5. Change their Location and add into their Bio.

Change recruit's location to "KSI (squad) (division) rank"

     Ex: KSI SAMURAI DW PVT

After altering their Location, have them go into their bio and add, "Trained by (your gamertag here) on MM/DD/YY"

     Ex: Trained by KSI BobJr on 1/1/18
 

6. Recruit tag and club

After completing all previous steps, have the recruit leave the recruiting club or remove the recruit tag as a friend.
 

7.  Have them add the Squad Tag to their friends list

When searching for the correct squad tag, either have them search for it or have them find it on your friends list. When searching, it is easiest to have them select "Find Someone" and type in the squad tag name. Once they find it, have the new recruit add the squad tag and send it a simple message such as "Hi", as sometimes notifications don't show up when someone new adds the squad tag. Don’t forget to post in your officer chat a message of the exact gamertag of the new private!

     Ex: Trained ShinyPotato548 to PVT on 1/1/18
 

8. Forums

Our forums accounts play a major role in our careers as KSI members and can offer the opportunity to meet new members. When training someone to Private, do not forget to mention the forums and encourage the new Private to sign up. KSI’s forums are not meant to only be used by officers. All members across KSI are able to sign up for tournaments and events, such as Weekend Warfare, by utilizing their forums accounts.
 

9. Workshops

As an official member in KSI, Privates should attend gamenights, squad meetings, and workshops. Workshops are highly encouraged to attend and are an important aspect of training and learning within KSI. Two important workshops that new members should attend are the New Member Workshop and Forums Workshop. By attending these workshops, members will learn about Clan Ops structure, a variety of KSI policies, how to navigate the forums, learn about different departments within KSI, and more. Each division hosts workshops on a rotational basis and members should keep an eye for any divisional announcements regarding these workshops.

 

 

Promoting a Private to Corporal or Sergeant:

A corporal is someone who has been in KSI for one week. Their job is to meet new people, have fun, attend gamenights and meetings, make new members within the squad feel welcome. This is the last rank you can reach without changing your gamertag to reflect KSI. Their abbreviation is CPL.

A sergeant is the first rank that allows you to recruit. Sergeants are encouraged and taught how to recruit. Their responsibilities are to have fun, make new members feel welcome, attend gamenights and meetings, and learn more to possibly become an officer. Their abbreviation is SGT.
 

1. C.o.C. and Rank Structure

Quickly go over the C.o.C. and ranking structure. When doing this, stress all C.o.C. rules and who is currently in officer positions and beyond. Going over the C.o.C. guarantees they know what behavior is expected of them as a KSI member. Corporals are responsible for knowing the rank structure up through Division Leader, and Sergeants are responsible for knowing the rank structure up through Senior Director. Covering who is what rank guarantees that they know who to go to with any issues but it most importantly can introduce them to members.

The Rank Structure Includes:

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Senior Director
Director
Division Leader
Co-Division Leader
Founder
Co-Founder
General
CPT (1-4)
LT (1-4)
SSGT
SGT
CPL
PVT

 

2. Location and Bio

Whichever their new rank is, have the Private change their location from “KSI SAMURAI DW PVT” to “KSI SAMURAI DW CPL” or “KSI SAMURAI DW SGT”. After changing their location, they have the option to update their bio, remind them that it looks better if they have a timeline of their advancement. If they do decide to add into their bio, have them add "Promoted to CPL by (your gamertag here) on MM/DD/YY” or “Promoted to SGT by (your gamertag here) on MM/DD/YY”

     Ex: Promoted to CPL by KSI BobJr on 1/1/18, or
           Promoted to SGT by KSI BobJr on 1/1/18

 

3. Performance Operations Workshops

PO Workshops are highly encouraged to attend. By attending these workshops, members will learn how to navigate the forums, recruit new members into KSI, learn about different departments within KSI, and more. Each division hosts workshops on a rotational basis and members should keep an eye for any divisional announcements regarding these workshops.

     Corporals: New Member Workshop, Forums Workshop
     Sergeants: Basic Training Workshop, Forums Workshop, Recruiting Workshop

Note: CPLs are more than welcome to attend Recruiting Workshops! However, they must change their gamertag to reflect KSI before they are allowed to recruit.
 

4. Co-Hosting Game Nights

If wanting to take on more responsibility and possibly take on an officer position in the future, ask an officer if you are able to co-host a game night with them! This will help you gain more knowledge about holding a leadership position within your squad, and where to post game night attendances.

 

KSI Code of Conduct: The Rules Explained

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1.  Every KSI member must read and understand the Xbox Live® Terms of Service and Code of Conduct.

Obviously, you play on Xbox Live and had to agree to the terms of service in order to participate in XBL, so it goes without saying that we expect you to follow the guidelines outlined there

 

2.  KSI does not tolerate discrimination in any form, including but not limited to racism, sexism, or harassment, by or towards, any member of KSI in any situation.

When you are participating in the forums, XBL or any other activity that is part of the KSI community, you represent KSI, even in non-KSI related games if you have changed your gamertag, and you should represent KSI in a positive fashion. You made the decision to be part of this community and you should, by example, encourage others to do the same. Do not make fun of anyone because of their race, gender, religion, region of the world, accent, etc. Treat everyone with respect.

 

3.  Leaders within KSI are responsible for: the organization of all squad matches and practices; Maintaining professional game play during squad matches, as well as oversight and evaluation of performance and behavior of lower ranking members.

This does not apply to you yet, since you are a new recruit, but it should inspire you to gain higher ranks so that you can start to take part in the employment of these activities as a leader. Additionally, this also gives you a guideline of what to expect from your leaders so that you can, politely and with tact, help them make sure that they are setting the proper example and leading effectively. If you see something that seems off then you should work to get promoted so that you can have more influence in taking care of your other members.

 

4.  A KSI member: NEVER LEAVES ANOTHER KSI MEMBER BEHIND.

This is pretty self-explanatory. If a member goes down in the game and can be revived, then revive them. It also applies to other situations though: If a member has a question, concern, or other issue that you can help them with, please do so. We like to think of KSI as being a family and the way that we promote that way of thinking is by taking care of each other

 

5.  All members have an “Open Door Policy” to speak with Leaders on any issues or with any ideas. But still impress the responsibility to report to the appropriate leaders within the KSI Chain of Command.

You, as a member of KSI, have the right to talk to your leadership about issues, both your own and ones within the squad/division/clan. However, please make sure that you follow proper protocol and take the issue to your LT or CPT first so that they are aware of the issue. No one likes to be blindsided with an issue and it is respectful to let your immediate level of leadership know/try to help before it must go higher. Additionally, you can post any issues on the forums, which are an invaluable resource and tool. Check out my bio for the address and make sure to sign up for the forums. You will be able to meet other members and build connections with hundreds of other players on XBL. Once you register, make sure you check your email and validate your logon so that you can start posting.

 

6.  A KSI member takes pride in his or her membership and is encouraged but not forced to change their gamer tag to reflect KSI.

You absolutely do not have to change your gamertag in order to be a happy and successful member of KSI. Many players are just casual gamers that want to have a large player base to associate with. However, if you want to get promoted to the rank of SGT or higher, then you will need to change your gamertag in order to reflect your affiliation to KSI. By changing your gamertag, you are advertising KSI in any game that you play on XBL, even outside of the regular KSI games. This is a good thing! When you change your gamertag, you are saying I am proud to be in KSI and I want everyone to know that KSI is awesome enough to add to my gamertag. As long as you continue to represent KSI positively, this will lead to people asking you about the KSI in your gamertag and that will give you the chance to talk about KSI and possibly get a new recruit!

 

7.  KSI members must maintain a professional manner and attitude during play as well as within lobby, party and KSI based chats in order to represent KSI as a positive gaming community.

If you are in a lobby and someone starts cussing you out or talking trash, MUTE THEM! Show that you are the better person and just use the Mighty Mute Button. Not only does that show the other person that they have no power over your emotions, but it also shows the other players in the lobby that members of KSI maintain a high standard of conduct, which will possibly lead to people wanting to join and then you will be able to recruit them! You also need to make sure to maintain proper conduct when using the forums.

 

8.  KSI members are not permitted to be a part of any other gaming community or clan other than KSI.

Once you get logged onto the forums, you will be able to access the thread about our affiliates. Make sure that you associate only with our affiliates and if you have questions about other possible affiliates, feel free to use the Open Door Policy to ask your leadership questions about it, but definitely get on the forums and check it out too.

 

9.  The lowest allowed age to be recruited into KSI is: 15.

While recruiting members into the community, ask their age prior to giving them the required age to join. This will ensure they are the proper age before recruitment.

 

10.  The list of prohibited activities includes, but is not limited to: Illegal Drugs, Software Alteration, Modding of Games, Console Manipulation, Other Forms of Piracy, Racketeering, Money laundering, Blackmail, Murder, Child Pornography, Prostitution, Bestiality, Incest, Slavery, Fraud, Cannibalism, Theft, Vigilantism, Harassment, Stolen Valor and Acts of Treason.

If you are doing anything in your personal life that violates these rules; KEEP THEM IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE. We are not trying to control your personal life however; we maintain a positive and uplifting environment in our forums and game sessions. So, please, don’t talk about eating people in our games.

 

ALL KSI MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE KSI “CODE OF CONDUCT"

MEMBERS WHO VIOLATE ANY PORTION OF THE "KSI CODE OF CONDUCT MAY BE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THIS COMMUNITY AT ANY TIME"

 

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