Team Lead Guidelines

Our goal is for less leadership meetings, less decision making, less time altogether spent on processes. So you as Network Lead can focus on your Team, building your business, mentoring members and creating a referral base through the Paratus Network. The length of this position is 6 months.

As a Team Lead, your primary role is to keep the meeting running smoothly, be a gracious Hostess when attending to Guests at the bi-monthly meetings and events, as well as communicate with HQ.  If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at HQ (hello@paratusnetwork.net) or schedule a call with the Founder.

Below are the guidelines for Team Lead. 

  1. Take the Lead. You are representing not only you and your business but also Paratus Network. Take ownership of the guidelines and represent the leadership for Paratus Network well. Keep this in mind when you are inviting guests, leading the bi-monthly meetings and hosting events. Keeping the talk and the flow of the meeting as a positive one is crucial to the success of the Team. If you need assistance with this, please reach out to HQ right away. 

  2. Go First. Being a Team Lead means sometimes doing things first and doing things last. Jumping in to keep the round table discussion going- is OK. Starting with questions in the business part of the meeting is definitely OK. Taking the lead and helping to guide the conversations is sometimes needed to keep the discussion moving. 

  3. Bi-Monthly Meeting. Are to be lead by the Team Lead or Assistant Team Lead after completing the required training. If the Team Lead or Assistant Team Lead are unable to attend a meeting they must secure a substitute, see below under attendance.  Keep the meetings in a positive, uplifting environment. Creating an atmosphere of growth, professional development and mentoring to take place.

  4. Communicate & Go Up. Communicate to HQ any situations that may arise, you "go up" with any conflicts, feedback and questions. Feedback and complaints always go up in leadership, just as the Team Members go to the Team Lead. Discussion with HQ and/or the Founder 

  5. Guests. Online registration is in place to protect the paying Members. This ensures no core profession over-lap and misunderstandings. Processes are in place to make the guests feel welcome, while keeping the meeting on time. Think of yourself as the Gatekeeper.

  6. Don't be afraid to coach a little. If there is a Team Member that is struggling, the Team Lead should refer the member back to new member orientation. Keeping in mind that some Team Members may be new to this and need a little more help, the Team Lead  may always reach out to HQ or the Founder and she can help give the  Team Lead resources. 

  7. New Team Member Orientation. As we lead by example, Team Leads and Assistant Team Leads must have completed New Member Orientation 101 and New Member Orientation 102 must be completed within 30 days of signing this Team Lead application (if approved) if this hasn't been completed already. If scheduling conflicts arises and you are unable to attend within 30 days, please reach out to HQ before your 30 days is up. This knowledge will be needed and good reference for you to use moving forward if anyone needs reminders or help. 

  8. Team Lead Orientation. This training must be completed before the Team Lead, leads her first meeting. There may be on-going training for this position as well, available online, that will need to be taken during your term.

  9. Monthly Leadership Meetings. These meetings take place once a month as of right now. These meetings are necessary to attend as we go over updates for Network wide events, coach on anything that needs to be addressed and a great way for Team Leads to build relationships with each other. 

  10. Attendance. If the Team Lead needs a sub, she asks her Assistant Team Lead first, if the Assistant Team Lead can’t- then it is up to the Team Lead to find a sub (and follow the procedures). If the Assistant Team Lead cannot attend a meeting, this falls under the Team Member guidelines for having a substitute. However, if the Assistant Team Lead is already supposed to sub for the Team Lead and can’t, the Assistant Team Lead needs to follow the process put in place. This process is available in the Team Lead Hub.

    1. If there is inclement weather it is OK to cancel the meeting or event however the final decision is up to the Team Lead (or Assistant Team Lead, if she is subbing for the Team Lead). Team Lead must email HQ as well as each Team Member and registered Guest by 9:00 am for a lunch meeting or 7:00 am for morning meeting. 

  11. Reports. After each meeting a report needs to be filled out within 1 business day after the meeting and sent in by the Team Lead. It is suggested to send in this report right after the meeting.

  12. Have fun and reach out. The Founder and HQ is here to support you every step of the way! Please do not hesitate to contact us. Have fun with your Team! Team only events are a great way to build lasting relationships with each other. Hosting an after hours is a great way to grow your team and have fun!! 

                                                                                                                                                                           Last revision 1.2020

 
Team Lead Terms & Conditions

I will adhere to the Paratus Network Team Lead Guidelines as stated on the Paratus Network website and understand that the guidelines may be changed with or without prior notice.

I am not becoming part owner of Paratus Network, Paratus Consulting or Paratus Branding, LLC or any part of companies owned by the Founder in any way.

I will follow the agenda template as provided by Paratus Network at all meetings and events. As well as keep attendance on the Team Tracking spreadsheet provided by Paratus Network and will let HQ know when a member is at 2 absences or 2 tardies as soon as the second happens. 

I will complete all New Member Orientation as well as Team Lead training before my first meeting is held. I also understand and will attend monthly meetings if I am subbing for a longer period of time. 

I will let the Founder know by email if a Team Member in my Team is not following the Paratus Network Team Guidelines as soon as possible.

If there is any misconduct on my part I will receive one warning. If my misconduct continues, I may be asked to leave Paratus Network thus dissolving my membership without any monies returned. 

It is up to the discretion of the Founder whether my application is accepted or not accepted. Should my application not be accepted I understand that regardless of the reason, I may not hold Paratus Network, Paratus Consulting or Paratus Branding, LLC or any other person on my Team, the Founder or any companies owned by the Founder, employees or independent contractors liable for the application decision. I also understand that by signing this application if approved, I adhere to the Guidelines as stated  on the Paratus Network website. If I don't, I understand  that I may be asked to move out of the Team Lead Position or depending on the situation, may be asked to leave Paratus Network without any monies returned. Should my application for Paratus Network Team Lead be declined, I understand that I may reapply in 6 months.

I understand that if I cannot attend the Paratus Network Team Meeting, I will only ask a Pre-Approved Paratus Network Team Lead or Paratus Network Team Lead from other Paratus Network Team's in the area to substitute. If there is not an area Paratus Network Team Lead or Paratus Network Team Lead that can substitute for me I will contact the Founder and HQ ASAP.

NON-COMPETE: If my team member or my team lead agreement has been terminated for whatever reason, I understand that I cannot form or lead a competing women’s (or men’s and women’s) networking group utilizing the rules, regulations, policies, methods, ideas, strategies, procedures and all other intellectual property developed by Paratus Consulting within one (1) year of the date of termination of the agreement within a 100 mile radius of my home, business or former Paratus Network meeting location. If I do, I understand there may be legal consequences. I understand that I cannot contact the team members in my team (previous team after termination) for the intent to build a networking team, group, chapter or organization.

Paratus Network Team Lead term runs 6 months from the date the term begins. 

A Paratus Network Team Member renewal application must be submitted and paid BEFORE the last day of the current term to maintain Paratus Network Team Lead position. An example: If the Team Lead term is January through June, however the Team Lead's annual membership expires in March, the Team Lead must submit a Network Team Member renewal application with payment by the end of February. If the renewal application is approved then the Team Lead may continue her role as a Team Lead for the remainder of the term. 

I will keep my Paratus Network Team and Paratus Network Team Lead status in good standing with Paratus Network.

CONFIDENTIALITY: I will not disclose or use, either during or after the term of this Agreement, any proprietary or confidential information of Paratus Network without Paratus Network’s prior written permission except to the extent necessary to perform services on Paratus Network’s behalf. Proprietary or confidential information includes:

  • The written, printed, graphic, or electronically recorded materials furnished by Paratus Network for Paratus Network Team Lead to use;

  • Business plans, customer lists, team members, operating procedures, trade secrets, design formulas, know-how and processes, computer programs and inventories, discoveries, and improvements of any kind; and

  • Information belonging to customers and suppliers of Paratus Network about whom Paratus Network Team Lead's gained knowledge as a result of Paratus Network Team Lead's leadership position to Paratus Network. Paratus Network Team Lead shall not be restricted in using any material that is publicly available, already in Paratus Network Team Lead's possession, or known to Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead without restriction, or that is rightfully obtained by Paratus Network Team Lead from sources other than Paratus Network. On termination of Paratus Network Team Lead's term to Paratus Network, or at Paratus Network’s request, Paratus Network Team Lead shall deliver to Paratus Network all materials in Paratus Network Team Lead's possession relating to Paratus Network's business.

I hereby declare and certify that all statements contained in this application and any accompanying documents are true and correct, and that any misrepresentation or false statement may be grounds for rejecting my application or, if discovered after my application has been accepted, subject me to immediate termination at Paratus Networks’ discretion without any reimbursement.

I further understand that my application is conditional and I agree, accept and will abide by all the terms and conditions set forth herein and those contained within the Paratus Network Policies, Guidelines and Code of Ethics, all of which I have had the opportunity to review upon request or received upon induction. Any and all claims, demands, charges, obligations, damages, and liabilities of every kind and nature, whether known or unknown, arising out of or in any way related to the Agreement. I acknowledge that breach of these terms, conditions, and policies shall be grounds to terminate my application and participation in the Paratus Network. I understand and agree that UPON ACCEPTANCE, FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

Last revision 12.2019

Assistant Team Lead Guidelines
 

As a Assistant Team Lead, your primary role is to keep the meeting running smoothly, be a gracious Hostess when attending to Guests at the bi-monthly meetings and events, as well as communicate with HQ.  If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at HQ (hello@paratusnetwork.net) or schedule a call with the Founder.

Below are the guidelines for Assistant Team Lead. Please read as though you are a Team Lead. The majority of your role is to sub for and help the Lead run the meetings. 

  1. Take the Lead. You are representing not only you and your business but also Paratus Network. Take ownership of the guidelines and represent the leadership for Paratus Network well. Keep this in mind when you are inviting guests and leading the bi-monthly meetings and hosting events. Keeping the talk and the flow of the meeting as a positive one is crucial to the success of the Team. If you need assistance with this, please reach out to HQ right away. 

  2. Go First. Being a Team Lead means sometimes doing things first and doing things last. Jumping in to keep the round table discussion going- is OK. Starting with questions in the business part of the meeting is definitely OK. Taking the lead and helping to guide the conversations is sometimes needed to keep the discussion moving. 

  3. Bi-Monthly Meeting. Are to be lead by the Team Lead or Assistant Team Lead after completing the required training. If the Team Lead or Assistant Team Lead are unable to attend a meeting they must secure a substitute, see below under attendance.  Keep the meetings in a positive, uplifting environment. Creating an atmosphere of growth, professional development and mentoring to take place.

  4. Communicate & Go Up. Communicate to HQ any situations that may arise, you "go up" with any conflicts, feedback and questions. Feedback and complaints always go up in leadership, just as the Team Members go to the Team Lead. Discussion with HQ and/or the Founder 

  5. Guests. Online registration is in place to protect the paying Members. This ensures no core profession over-lap and misunderstandings. Processes are in place to make the guests feel welcome, while keeping the meeting on time. Think of yourself as the Gatekeeper.

  6. Don't be afraid to coach a little. If there is a Team Member that is struggling, the Team Lead should refer the member back to new member orientation. Keeping in mind that some Team Members may be new to this and need a little more help, the Team Lead  may always reach out to HQ or the Founder and she can help give the  Team Lead resources. 

  7. New Team Member Orientation. As we lead by example, Team Leads and Assistant Team Leads must have completed New Member Orientation 101 and New Member Orientation 102 must be completed within 30 days of signing this Team Lead application (if approved) if this hasn't been completed already. If scheduling conflicts arises and you are unable to attend within 30 days, please reach out to HQ before your 30 days is up. This knowledge will be needed and good reference for you to use moving forward if anyone needs reminders or help. 

  8. Team Lead Orientation. This training must be completed before the Team Lead, leads her first meeting. There may be on-going training for this position as well, available online, that will need to be taken during your term.

  9. Monthly Leadership Meetings. These meetings take place once a month as of right now. These meetings are necessary to attend as we go over updates for Network wide events, coach on anything that needs to be addressed and a great way for Team Leads to build relationships with each other. 

  10. Attendance. If the Team Lead needs a sub, she asks her Assistant Team Lead first, if the Assistant Team Lead can’t- then it is up to the Team Lead to find a sub (and follow the procedures). If the Assistant Team Lead cannot attend a meeting, this falls under the Team Member guidelines for having a substitute. However, if the Assistant Team Lead is already supposed to sub for the Team Lead and can’t, the Assistant Team Lead needs to follow the process put in place. This process is available in the Team Lead Hub.

    1. If there is inclement weather it is OK to cancel the meeting or event however the final decision is up to the Team Lead (or Assistant Team Lead, if she is subbing for the Team Lead). Team Lead must email HQ as well as each Team Member  and registered Guest by 9:00 am for a lunch meeting or 7:00 am for morning meeting. 

  11. Reports. After each meeting a report needs to be filled out within 1 business day after the meeting and sent in by the Team Lead. It is suggested to send in this report right after the meeting.

  12. Have fun and reach out. The Founder and HQ is here to support you every step of the way! Please do not hesitate to contact us. Have fun with your Team! Team only events are a great way to build lasting relationships with each other. Hosting an after hours is a great way to grow your team and have fun!! 

                                                                                                                                                                           Last revision 1.2020

Assistant Team Lead Terms & Conditions
 

I will adhere to the Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead Guidelines as stated on the Paratus Network website and understand that the guidelines may be changed with or without prior notice.

 

I am not becoming part owner of Paratus Network, Paratus Consulting or Paratus Branding, LLC or any part of companies owned by the Founder in any way.

 

I will follow the agenda template as provided by Paratus Network at all meetings and events. As well as keep attendance on the Team Tracking spreadsheet provided by Paratus Network and will let HQ know when a member is at 2 absences or 2 tardies. 

I will complete all New Member Orientation as well as Assistant Team Lead training before my first meeting is held. I also understand and will attend monthly meetings if I am subbing for a longer period of time. 

 

I will let the Founder and my Team Lead know by email if a Team Member in my Team is not following the Paratus Network Team Guidelines as soon as possible. 

 

It is up to the discretion of the Founder whether my application is accepted or not accepted. Should my application not be accepted I understand that regardless of the reason, I may not hold Paratus Network, Paratus Consulting or Paratus Branding, LLC or any other person on my Team, the Founder or any companies owned by the Founder, employees or independent contractors liable for the application decision. I also understand that by signing this application if approved, I adhere to the guidelines as stated above on the Paratus Network website.  If I don't, I understand  that I may be asked to move out of the Team Lead Position or depending on the situation, may be asked to leave Paratus Network without any monies returned. Should my application for Paratus Network be declined I understand that I may reapply in 6 months.

 

I understand that if I cannot attend the Paratus Network Team Meeting that I have been asked to lead as an Assistant Team Lead, I will only ask a Pre-Approved Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead or Paratus Network Team Lead from other Paratus Network Teams in the area to substitute. If there is not an area Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead or Paratus Network Team Lead that can substitute for me I will contact the Founder and HQ ASAP. 

NONCOMPETE: If my team member or my team lead agreement has been terminated for whatever reason, I understand that I cannot form or lead a competing women’s (or men’s and women’s) networking group utilizing the rules, regulations, policies, methods, ideas, strategies, procedures and all other intellectual property developed by Paratus Consulting within one (1) year of the date of termination of the agreement within a 100 mile radius of my home, business or former Paratus Network meeting location. If I do, I understand there may be legal consequences. I understand that I cannot contact the team members in my team (previous team after termination) for the intent to build a networking team, group, chapter or organization.

Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead term runs 6 months from the date the term begins. 

A Paratus Network Team Member renewal application must be submitted and paid BEFORE the last day of the current term to maintain Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead position. 

I will keep my Paratus Network Team and Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead status in good standing with Paratus Network.

If there is any misconduct on my part I will receive one warning. If my misconduct continues, I may be asked to leave Paratus Network thus dissolving my membership without any monies returned. 

CONFIDENTIALITY: I will not disclose or use, either during or after the term of this Agreement, any proprietary or confidential information of Paratus Network without Paratus Network’s prior written permission except to the extent necessary to perform services on Paratus Network’s behalf. Proprietary or confidential information includes: 

  • The written, printed, graphic, or electronically recorded materials furnished by Paratus Network for Paratus Network Team Lead or Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead to use; 

  • Business plans, customer lists, team members, operating procedures, trade secrets, design formulas, know-how and processes, computer programs and inventories, discoveries, and improvements of any kind; and

  • Information belonging to customers and suppliers of Paratus Network about whom Paratus Network Team Lead's gained knowledge as a result of Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead's leadership position to Paratus Network. Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead shall not be restricted in using any material that is publicly available, already in Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead's possession, or known to Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead without restriction, or that is rightfully obtained by Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead from sources other than Paratus Network. On termination of Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead's term to Paratus Network, or at Paratus Network’s request, Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead shall deliver to Paratus Network all materials in Paratus Network Assistant Team Lead's possession relating to Paratus Network's business. 

I hereby declare and certify that all statements contained in this application and any accompanying documents are true and correct, and that any misrepresentation or false statement may be grounds for rejecting my application or, if discovered after my application has been accepted, subject me to immediate termination at Paratus Networks’ discretion without any reimbursement.

I further understand that my application is conditional and I agree, accept and will abide by all the terms and conditions set forth herein and those contained within the Paratus Network Policies, Guidelines and Code of Ethics, all of which I have had the opportunity to review upon request or received upon induction. Any and all claims, demands, charges, obligations, damages, and liabilities of every kind and nature, whether known or unknown, arising out of or in any way related to the Agreement. I acknowledge that breach of these terms, conditions, and policies shall be grounds to terminate my application and participation in the Paratus Network. I understand and agree that UPON ACCEPTANCE, FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE WITHOUT EXCEPTION .

Last revision 12.2019

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