The Cygna charter
Documents our CYGNA charter
By remaining on our mailing list you signal that you support our CYGNA charter.
CYGNA is a friendly, kind, inclusive, and supportive community, providing a safe space / place to exchange ideas, share experiences, provide advice, inspire, and learn. To maintain our ethos, our members are expected to follow the following principles:
- Respect and nurture CYGNA's ethos by modeling the above behaviour, both within and outside meetings.
- Ensure meeting invites stay within the network only; an exception can be made for female colleagues of the local host.
- Keep discussions in CYGNA sessions and on the mailing list fully confidential.
Rules of engagement for online meetings
The use of online platforms has increased risks related to internet security and safety. We want to make sure that our online meetings are a secure and safe place for everyone to share their views. Therefore, we would like to ask you to help us by adhering to the following additional principles:
- Try your best to join the meeting on time. Our meetings are not run in a webinar setting and speakers see the audience. So it is a bit disruptive for the speaker if many members drop in late.
- Ensure your Zoom name includes your first and last name, and that your Zoom profile includes a photo and ensure you are muted when you are not speaking.
- Switch on your camera when joining a CYGNA Zoom meeting. You may switch off the camera later if needed.
All the above is for our own security and safety and to make sure that we continue to enjoy pleasant and inspiring meetings.
What does CYGNA mean to its members?
At our 50th meeting we also asked members to share a few words about what CYGNA meant to them on a Padlet. We think the result is pretty amazing :-).
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.