The University of Tennessee System, Tennessee Chamber and Alliance for Better Nonprofits are committed to providing a professional, friendly, safe and welcoming experience for all participants at our 2020 Pandemic to Possibility webinar series.

To help us ensure that our time together is positive and productive, we ask that participants abide by the following expectations:

  • All participants are expected to maintain professional and civil discourse throughout each webinar. Participants are likely to hear some views with which they do not agree, which is common in an academic space. We encourage participants to consider views that differ from their own with an open mind and respond to differences in a respectful way.
  • Participants are encouraged to limit distractions by closing or minimizing running apps, silencing smartphones, limiting multi-tasking and joining sessions from a quiet workspace. This will allow for maximum engagement during our time together.
  • To help keep background noise to a minimum, we ask that participants remain on mute when they are not speaking. Should there be opportunities to unmute, such as for Q&A, we will be sure to let you know.
  • Participants can use the chat feature in Zoom to leave comments and questions throughout the event. A member of our staff will be monitoring the chat during each session.


We will not tolerate the following:

  • Violent threats or language.
  • Discriminatory or derogatory jokes and language.
  • Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
  • Posting, or threatening to post, people’s personally identifying information.
  • Insults, especially those using discriminatory terms or slurs.
  • Behavior that could be perceived as sexual attention.
  • Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behaviors.

The University of Tennessee is committed to facilitate a workplace and culture of learning that promotes responsible and ethical behavior. To learn more about the UT System’s code of conduct please visit conduct.tennessee.edu.



We expect you to be professional, considerate, respectful and collaborative with all whom you come into contact: from fellow online event attendees to staff and volunteers involved with our virtual experience. We value you, your safety and your participation, and we appreciate your help in making our Pandemic to Possibility sessions the very best they can be.