XYPN's Safety & Security

XYPN's Anti-Harassment Policy

All XY Planning Network (XYPN) members, teammates, partners, affiliates, conference, and/or event attendees (referred to as individuals) are expected to agree with the following policy. Choosing to join the Network or engage in XYPN-sponsored programming evidences your agreement to this policy. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe and inclusive environment for everybody.


The Purpose of the Policy

XYPN is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and safe environment for all individuals through all forms of engagement. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that XYPN is an inclusive, safe, and welcoming community for all—which means it’s a place that individuals can show up as their true authentic selves without the threat of discrimination, sexual harassment, or hostile environments. These policies are in place so that if an incident occurs, there are procedures in place that will help ensure that individuals who are creating harm or harassment are disciplined or removed.


The Policy

XYPN is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive experience for everyone, regardless of, but not limited to, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, seen or unseen disability, mental health status, physical appearance, body size, national origin, veteran status, religion (or lack thereof), political affiliation, or technology choices. We do not tolerate institutional or interpersonal discrimination or harassment in any form—including but not limited to micro-aggressions, racism, xenophobia, sexism, ableism, classism, ageism, weight discrimination, mental health status discrimination, transphobia, and/or homophobia.

Specifically, discriminatory or oppressive language, behaviors, actions, verbiage, and imagery are not appropriate for any XYPN venue, including but not limited to the member forums, XY Planning Network’s VIP Community (a private Facebook group), talks, workshops, parties, webinars, and/or online media. 

Individuals asked to stop any harassing or discriminatory behavior, actions, verbiage, and imagery are expected to comply immediately. If an individual engages and/or is determined to have engaged in harassing or discriminatory behavior, XYPN may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the Network, conference, or event with no refund or notice.

That being said, XYPN will consider those impacted and their interest in XYPN leveraging the experiences as learning opportunities by encouraging violators to apologize, seek mediation, or offer a resolution themselves. Although XYPN reserves the right to expel any individual who violates this policy, we will work with both parties to the best of our abilities to ensure respectful reconciliation, even in cases where expulsion is necessary. 

Need Help?

If you are being discriminated against, harassed, or have been subjected to a hostile environment, notice that someone else is being discriminated or harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an XYPN team member immediately by filling out this form or emailing membership@xyplanningnetwork.com.

What happens next:

If you’ve been harassed, XYPN will support your first session with a licensed therapist who specializes in trauma.


Glossary of Terms:

Sexual harassment: Unwelcome sexual advances, either verbal or physical, especially by someone with power or authority.

Dictionary.com. (n.d.). Sexual harassment definition & meaning. Dictionary.com

Harassment: To disturb or torment consistently, including but not limited to intimidation, coercion, and unwelcome sexual advances. 

Dictionary.com. (n.d.). Harassment definition & meaning. Dictionary.com

Discrimination: Treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit.

"Discrimination: What it is, and how to cope". American Psychological Association. October 31, 2019. Retrieved October 13, 2020.

Quid pro quo harassment: When an individual offers or suggests a reward in exchange for goods or services not allowable within the situation's context, including sexual favors. The retraction of said reward when the good or service is not given also applies.


RAINN - National Sexual Assault Hotline