April 2023 IDEA Challenge

Annual Membership Agreement & Code of Conduct Review

April’s IDEA Challenge is facilitated by Sam Poler.

The IDEA Project is a global initiative aimed at developing Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) within coworking and collaborative spaces. Each month, we will host a challenge that assists you in broadening your understanding of IDEA, whilst giving clear actions for you to take to develop IDEA within your space.

Challenge #27 – Annual Membership Agreement & Code of Conduct Review

The Membership Agreement and Code of Conduct are living documents, and should be updated annually – with member consultation. In April 2021 for our 3rd ever challenge, our challenge facilitators invited you to Update your Membership Agreement and Code of Conduct

Two years later and much has changed in the landscape of coworking. Ashley Proctor and Sam Poler invite you, this month, to bring your current documents for collaborative workshopping to ensure that they are up-to-date and relevant to current community needs.

We will provide a safe and collaborative environment for you to ask questions, share your concerns, and receive constructive feedback, to help you create a safer, more inclusive coworking space.

We invite everyone to join us for this challenge, to work together to ensure that our Membership Agreements and Code of Conducts reflect our values and create a safe and inclusive space for everyone. Whether you are a new coworking space or an established organization, this event is a great opportunity to connect with others in the industry and learn best practices for creating effective membership agreements and codes of conduct.

Through our workshopping we can find collective pain points to guide future Challenges on this topic. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to workshop your membership agreement and code of conduct with our community of experts and peers. Register now and bring your current documents to receive valuable feedback and insights.


We also encourage you to gather within your coworking alliances, with other operators in your region, or with your members to do this work collaboratively.


Here are some resources and examples for a starting point for your internal review and discussions:

Cobot – The Coworking Code of Conduct Template

Indy Hall’s Code of Conduct

OpenHAUS – HAUS rules

Coworking Canada – Event Code of Conduct


April 26th 2023
9:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Eastern
17:00 UTC | 18:00 CET

Sam Poler

Sam Poler

Coworking Enthusiast, Community Builder,
Founder of Just Plant a Bean, LLC

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