Quick Start Guide

 


NCS4 Connect is excited to introduce an innovative online experience to help expand your knowledge, pursue professional development and acquire the necessary skills to stay on the forefront of your profession. NCS4 Connect members have the opportunity to network using an interactive member directory, share their knowledge and expertise through online discussions and share helpful documents with other members. Ready to get started? Just follow the four simple steps below!

 

 

 

 

Build Your Member Profile

  

Select the drop-down box in the upper right corner of the page (next to the bubble) and select Profile. Your profile is where you will update your picture, add any information you want other members to see about you and update your privacy settings.

Upload a Photo

Under the photo silhouette, click the Actions drop-down menu and then on Change Picture. You can upload a photo from your personal computer or smartphone

Add Your Information

Update your profile with your bio, educational background, job history, certifications, area of expertise, interest and so much more. Just click the Add button at the right corner of each section. You can also link your LinkedIn, Google + and Facebook accounts to your profile.

Update Your Privacy Settings

Find the options for privacy settings by selecting the My Account drop-down menu and clicking on the Privacy Settings link. Take a moment to scan the default settings and decide if you want to change any. For example, if you only wanted your contacts to see your email, then leave the default setting alone. However, if you wanted all members to see your email then change the email setting to "Members Only." You also have the option to be left off the membership directory if you so choose.

 

 

 

 

 

Join Communities

The bread and butter of NCS4 Connect are the communities that promote engagement and professional growth. To join a community, go to the Communities drop-down menu on the main navigation bar and select All Communities. Click the Join button that is to the right of the community name that you would like like to join. After you have joined  a community, it will appear in your My Communities listing. You can join as many communities as you want, but some communities may be restricted based upon your membership.

Set Your Messaging Preferences

Stay in the know, and receive updates on the discussions happening in your communities. To set how often you receive updates to your email inbox, go to your profile page and select the My Account drop-down menu, then Community Notifications.

  • Real Time - sends an email to your inbox as soon as a new post is submitted
  • Daily Digest - collects all activity in the community for a 24-hour period and sends one summary email each morning. This is a great option if you want something to read with your morning coffee
  • I would like to opt-out of receiving email messages - no emails are sent to alert you to new activity.

Start a Discussion

As a member of NCS4 Connect you have the opportunity to start a discussion and ask questions that matter to you. To start, find the community where you would like to post a message. Click Discussion and the Post New Message button. That's it! Just type your message and hit submit.

 

 

 

 

Explore the Resource Library for Communities

NCS4 Connect is focused on enhancing your professional growth and expanding your knowledge of the evolving sports safety and security industry. You have created your profile, joined a community, and are engaged in discussions. So whats next? Did you know you can upload a file to your communities resource library for other to download? You can event view and download other files that members have uploaded!

Upload a File

Contribute by sharing resources that you use frequently and that are relevant to the discussions within the community. To upload a file, click on the ​Create New Library Entry ​from the Shared Files tab in any community that you have joined

View Shared Files

To view files that other members have shared, select the ​Shared Files​ tab within a community. All shared files are located in an easy to navigate window so that you can view, share and download.

 

 

 

Start Connecting

The newly launched Member Directory will help you easily connect with other members. You can search by name, company, areas of expertise, interest, location and many more! To get started, select Member Directory on the navigation bar. The members tab within each community lists members of the specific community.

Add a Member as a Contact

When you search the Member Directory, you will see the Add as Contact and Send Message buttons to the right of each person listed in your search results. Want to add them as your contact? Just select Add as Contact. Want to send them a private message?​Just select Send Message and press send. Go to My Contacts on your profile to view a listing of all your contacts.