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  1. Please Copy and Paste the application form as a REPLY to this topic and answer the questions. There are 3 areas that can be applied for in the Education Department: FTLA Mentor, Workshop Mentor, and E-Learning Staff. Education Application Form 1. What is your Xbox Live Gamertag/PSN? 2. What is your current rank within Clan Ops or Web ops? 3. What is your Squad and Division? 4. What will you contribute to the department and/or Students attending? 5. What are your years of experience in KSI and history? 6. History of being blacklisted, DNH'ed or Suspended. 7. Why does being in the Education Department interest you? 8. Why should we pick you over others applying? 9. What position are you applying for (FTLA Mentor, Workshop Mentor, or E-Learning)? *We want you to understand if you go inactive you will be removed.
  2. Education Staff.

    Chief of Education: KSI Game 7 Education Lead: KSI Airborn 7 FTLA Mentors: KSI Huckleberry 7 KSI Mizz Airy KSI ZEUSWRATH 7 KSI Gamex7 KSI Airborn 7 KSI Monkeyy 7 KSI QueenPink 7 KSI Helios 7 Workshops and E-Learning Lead: KSI ZeusWrath 7 Workshop Mentors: KSI Mizz Airy KSI Huckleberry 7 KSI God of Rage E-Learning: KSI Double Oh 7 Miagi
  3. The Education Department is primarily organized by sub-forums since we have multiple projects, and programs that occur at once. Having thirty pinned topics in one forum makes things very confusing. There are 3 Sub-Forums you will see immediately in the Education Department Forum. Education Department Staff - ... You DON"T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THIS IF YOUR NOT ON THE STAFF. E-Learning - ..... THIS IS A TESTING SYSTEM THAT WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR YEARS, DONT WORRY ABOUT IT IF NOT ON STAFF. Workshops/Class Registration Area - IF YOUR TRYING TO SIGN UP FOR A WORKSHOP OR CLASS, THIS IS THE SUB FORUM YOU DO IT IN!
  4. FTLA Handbook

    FTLA Handbook Overview of FTLA Future Technology Leaders of America (FTLA) is a series of educational courses that any member of KSI may take at any time in their KSI career. The main purpose of FTLA is to not only mold members into leaders in KSI, but also into leaders in real world situations. The course shows members how to properly use unbiased decision-making skills when resolving a situation and promote “thinking outside of the box” when making decisions. One FTLA Mentor is assigned to a class of anyone throughout KSI who wishes to improve their leadership skills; they are there to guide the students through the course curriculum. This is to push the students to think through harder situations for the optimum outcome, and to motivate them to collaborate as a group. Section 1: Mentors FTLA Mentors take on the role of teachers in a sense. They follow a course curriculum which last up to 5 weeks. They are the second most important part of the FTLA process. Mentors do not directly teach the classes entirely as a lecture, instead mentors are there to keep the class on track, promote collaboration with the students within the class, and guide the students towards the best possible outcome. Mentors are selected after taking both FTLA 101 and FTLA 202 and also judged on their leadership capabilities in Clan Operations. Section 2: Students Much like in a classroom, students are expected to collaborate with one another. This is proven to help students catch things others may have missed when initially explaining the scenario for the class to follow, and to forge the best possible outcome for the situation at hand. Students are looked at as the most important part of the FTLA process. Students are also expected to be open minded and understanding of their classmates; not everyone thinks the same way so ideas may be bounced around that are a little unorthodox. During discussions students are encouraged to talk as much as possible, however, they are also expected to allow their classmates time to talk and not cut them off mid sentence. FTLA students should never be bullied or judged for their decisions, questions, or answers anytime during the collaboration. Section 3: FTLA 101 FTLA 101 focuses on your situational awareness and unbiased decision-making. This course is the introductory course for the FTLA in KSI and is a leadership development program. FTLA 101 covers information that is pertinent to the squad level members and officers in KSI. Section 4: FTLA 202 Prior to being eligible for the FTLA 202 course, potential applications must have completed FTLA 101 and hold the rank of at least General in KSI. FTLA 202 covers information pertinent to job requirements, responsibilities,and duties of those ranked General and above. This course also focuses on the leadership awareness and capabilities of the divisional staff within any given division. It is meant to give division staff an outlook of what to expect and situations that can guide them to better outcomes within their divisions. *Credit to KSI Game 7 and KSI BlazZze 7 for original content. *Credit to KSI Airborn 7, KSI ZeusWrath 7, and KSI Helios 7 for updated content.
  5. Mission Statement: To establish the highest quality educational experience for all KSI members to reach their greatest potential as leaders not only in our community, but also in their personal lives. Structure KSI Global Gaming Network breaks Education down into three areas, Future Technology Leaders of America (FTLA) Workshops E-Learning What is Future Technology Leaders of America (FTLA): Future Technology Leaders of America (FTLA) is a series of educational courses that any member of KSI may take at any time in their KSI career. The main purpose of FTLA is to not only mold members into leaders in KSI, but also into leaders in the real world. The courses shows members how to properly use unbiased decision-making skills when resolving a situation and promote “thinking outside of the box” when making any decision, among other things. At least 1 FTLA Mentor is assigned to a class of roughly 8 students; they are there to guide the students through the course curriculum. In the course, members may find themselves being put in the shoes of other leaders such as a Senior Directors or Court Judges in mock trials. This is to push the students to think through harder situations for the optimum outcome, and to motivate them to collaborate as a group. For more information about the FTLA program: Click here (Link to the FTLA Handbook will be provided here when this is finalized) Alright, so what are workshops? Workshops are short-termed programs directly associated with areas such as ranks, policies and procedures, and/or topics. KSI Global Gaming Network has traditionally utilized workshops in every squad and division for over a decade. Workshops aren't utilized as a primary training source for the promotion process in our ranking structure; but they give members the information they need to know about accountability, expectations, and general daily responsibilities specific to each rank. While we do have descriptions for each individual rank in KSI, these workshops give members a better idea on how these ranks operate in the field. Note: Not all workshops are conducted through the KSI Global Gaming Network Education Department. Anybody can host a workshop with proper approval from their superiors. Members that do not take the program through the education department are not officially certified. Great, so what is E-Learning? Project E-Learning originally was intended to be a testing based system for each individual rank in KSI. This system being in place gives leaders from every area in our community a tool to make sure members meet the qualifications necessary to hold specific ranks. E-Learning is now aimed at being a education department portal through our website that gives members more opportunity to actively engage in their education based experiences within our network.
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  8. Merging

    Merging When a division/squad falls (numbers are very low, and leadership is scarce), Divisions/squads have been known to combine into one. Ranks are decided upon at the current state of the situation, and leadership. The name of the new Division/squad is usually the same as the Division/squad with the most leadership and members before the merge.
  9. Web Operations

    Web Operations Web Ops, and Utilizing the Forums Like any great community, we have a fully functioning web site, and a staff to go along with it. Involvement between the Web Ops and Clan Ops of the community are separate. However, the rules and regulations are the same, or close two it, between the two. Moderation and Administration Referred to as the guides of the forums. They work to bring members a profitable experience on the web ops side of KSI by insuring that little to no conflict arises in web ops by policing the forums, and working endlessly to simplify the website by adding Chain-of-Command, Rank Structure, and Code of Conduct resources for all members to use. Departments With the Web Ops side of KSI, you are provided a chance at an experience that can only be found here. There are many departments that use the forums and other social media sites to spread the image of KSI to the world. Below is the list of departments you can be apart of to expand your time here in KSI. Awards and Achievement Program: The AAP is the area to get all the shiny awards at the bottom of your posts. This department awards, and honors, members that have proven themselves as a KSI member. The staff positions are application based and only a few members are taken at a time. Graphic Arts Department: The GFX team provides the images you will see throughout the site, banners, signatures, or anything of the sort. They also are able to help strengthen you as a Graphic Artist to become better. The team is application based, but no limits on a team size. They are here to help you as you help the community. News Team: The News Team bring the latest, and greatest, news to the community. They will provide you with upcoming games, game reviews, and technological advancements. Weekly articles are posted and can be read by the entire community. They are also here to strengthen you as a writer as you help the community. The team is application based, but no limits on the team size. Productions Team: The Productions Staff bring the latest videos of KSI game-play to the community. Any recent tournaments, game nights, or anything KSI that can be made into a video, will be here. They use YouTube to spread the word about KSI to the world. They will help strengthen you as you strengthen the community. The team is application based, but no limits on the team size. Court Judges: The Judges are there for when a blacklisted or DNHed member tries to appeal their sentence. The Judges are set to gather any info about the case and they have the final say over the return of the member. The team is application based and only a few members are taken at a time Future Technology Leaders of America: The FTLA Mentors provide the knowledge that they have learned through time and dedication, to newer members. The classes taken will help a student become more involved and more knowledgeable in the fields of KSI. The team is hand picked by the Chief of Education, but more than one class can run at a time. Marketing Team: The Marketing Team is sent out to better the image of KSI through merchandise, video, news, or anything that works, through mass social media (Facebook, Twitter....). The staff will plan what we are able to do to bring in a sort of cash flow into the community to help fund events or competition that may occur. The team is application based, but only a few are taken at a time.
  10. Removal from KSI

    Removal from KSI A KSI member may be removed from the community at any point in time for violating the KSI Code of Conduct and/or Xbox Live disclaimer, multiple minor infractions (usually a 3-strike policy), or a single major infraction. The removal may be from a squad, a division or the community. Squad removals can be done by a General or higher. Division removals can be done by the Founder or higher. Removals may or may not be in conjunction with a DNH or blacklisting. Examples of infractions include: Disrespect Poaching (the act of enticing/taking KSI members away from the community) Hitting (destroying a squad or a division) Continued unexplained inactivity Modding/Cheating Breaking rules and policies
  11. Rejoining KSI

    Procedures for Rejoining KSI Rejoining KSI after Inactivity: To rejoin KSI after being removed due to inactivity is fairly simple. The easiest way is to post a topic in the Join KSI area of the forums and explain what happened. If you wish to go back to the squad & division you were in, it is recommended you try contacting the division leadership first explaining why you want to come back. Rejoining KSI after being Kicked Out: To rejoin KSI after being kicked out for rule-breaking and you are not DNH'd or Blacklisted, it is recommended that you post in the Join KSI area and cite the reason you were kicked out and by whom. Rejoining KSI after DNH/Blacklist: The only way to get access to join back into KSI after being Blacklisted or DNH'd is to file a court appeal in the Official Court System in KSI. Those applying for an appeal should ensure they have witnesses to the reason for the blacklisting (if possible) and character witnesses for their return. The Court will than decide upon you are able to rejoin.
  12. Transfers

    Transferring Squads or Divisions 1. Squad to Squad Transfer Transfers between squads can occur for numerous reasons. Some of the reasons we utilize squad to squad transfers are: Transferring Officer Candidates for promotional opportunities. Gamers switched primary game type. Resolving internal squad conflict. Keeping friends together. Sometimes members just don't get along and one of the ways to resolve the situation is to remove one member from the equation. Within the division, the Co-Founder or higher gets the two generals in a party in order to come to an agreement on the transfer. There are one of three options: The two squads swap members. A PVT for a PVT, or a LT for two SGTs, something to that effect. The departing member recruits a certain number of people to make up for the loss. For example, a SGT or LT would recruit two, but a CPT would have to recruit 3, depending on the General's preference. Division leadership (Co-fo or higher) representative must make sure that it is a reasonable number of people and the trade is fair on both sides. The departing member takes a one to two rank demotion (usually for officers). Scenario: A 2nd CPT wants a transfer into another squad. The GEN has put time into training the CPT and will have to put more time into training the replacement. The receiving squad will trade a LT and the departing CPT will have to recruit 2 more members in order to make up for the loss. 2. Division to Division Transfer A division transfer works similarly to a squad transfer. At the division-level, though, the two division leaders will make the negotiations with the director(s) over those divisions acting as mediators. Division-level transfers are also the ones that more often utilize the rank demotions in order to discourage people from transferring for rank, though they still have the same options used for squad transfers to include the combination. A 2 rank demotion is required to the member being transferred to different divisions.
  13. Blacklist

    Blacklist Blacklisted is a term used to describe members that are no longer safe to be associated with by KSI members. A member is blacklisted when they have violated the KSI policies or Code of Conduct and are a threat to other members, Divisions, or the community as a whole. Being blacklisted means current KSI members are not authorized to interact with the blacklisted person. Blacklistings can only be approved by a Senior Director or higher.
  14. DNH: Do Not Hire

    Do Not Hire "Do Not Hire" or "DNH" means that a member is not allowed to return to the KSI Community. Members are marked as "DNH" when they have had multiple minor infractions of the Code of Conduct & are removed from KSI. DNHed members are not allowed to return to the community without an appeal in the KSI Courts, but are still permitted to associate with members of KSI. *DNHs must be approved by a Senior Director or higher.
  15. KSI Recruiting

    1. Recruiting Reference This article is a reference on a known successful way to recruit gamers into KSI. However, remember that this is not the only way to recruit. Another way that is not listed, is to play with the gamer and personally get to know them. This will establish a personal connection that is vital in the KSI recruiting process. 2. Mass Messaging Mass Messaging is the process of sending one message to multiple people (usually recent players or friends of friends). This is the NOT the most viable option when recruiting. This process of recruiting is the reason the saying, "quality not quantity", was created. If you do use this version of recruiting, keep in mind that you are not establishing that personal connection with gamers through this method.. 3. Recruiting Sample Below is a sample of a good recruiting method. Recruiter: Would you be interested in joining KSI? Player: What's KSI? Recruiter: KSI stands for Knowledge Strength and Integrity. It's a gaming community (or clan) that offers a lot of different things, even beyond the Xbox. Player: Like what? Recruiter: We have a website that does graphics and has a News Team. We have a Productions group that does machinima and live streaming. On the Xbox side, we have game nights and tournaments and a ranking structure where you could learn leadership or just meet new friends. Player: Sounds cool. How do I join? Recruiter: Do you mind changing your motto and clan tag? Player: No Recruiter: Ok, so put this in your motto ((send them a text message with KSI (squad name) (division abbreviation) REC (or PVT) - ex. KSI SpecOps XV PVT)). Then change your clan tag to KSI7. ((If you want them to change their bio to recruited by and when, have them add that in too)). Player: Is that all? Recruiter: Not quite. Add (insert squad tag - ex. KSI SpecOps XV). This is the squad tag. That's where we keep track of all the other members within the squad. So if you want some extra people to play with, check the friendslist to see who is on the same game and go ahead and invite them to play. We have meetings on (insert day/time) and game nights on (insert days/times). Messages will usually go out to remind everyone though. Player: Cool. Recruiter: The website is ksiglobal.com if you want to go on there to talk to other KSI players and get involved in the web aspects. The rank structure and code of conduct are on there too. Mainly just includes things like no modding, cheating, or hacking; be respectful of everyone; and have a good time. Any questions? Player: Makes sense to me. Recruiter: Cool, let's go play some more games then. 4. Recruit Tag (Optional) The recruit tag is a a system that ensures new recruits are quality members. It allows members to "mass recruit" because every recruit that is gained within that given squad goes through something called a "Recruit Tag". The recruit tag is similar to a squad tag only its not a squad. All new members are required to add the recruit tag first prior to adding their squad tag. An officer is in charge of training all the recruits added to that tag, once a recruit is trained they are removed from the recruit tag then added to the squad tag. The squad tag holder is not allowed to add new recruits to the squad tag until those recruits go through the recruit tag process. Which means the officer in charge of that recruit tag is responsible for letting the squad tag holder know what recruits graduated and what recruits didn't. The officer is also responsible for performing the background checks during training. 5. "One-Recruit-A-Day" Policy Every squad in KSI Global Gaming Network is expected to grow by at least one recruit a day. It doesn't matter who specifically in each squad gets the recruit. We aren't about "numbers", but we are primarily here to grow by quality. We want to give as many gamers as possible the best gaming experience.