January’s community call – Resilience

This month’s community call is taking place in the same week as Community Manager Advancement Day (Monday, 25 January), the theme of which is “resilience.” So, this month we’ve invited CEFP 2017 alum Jennifer Davison to share her wisdom on the topic. 

The January 2021 CSCCE Community Call. Image credit: CSCCE

Cultivating resilience as a scientific community manager

As a community manager, you are frequently juggling a variety of different tasks, perhaps with little to no support (hands up if your team is, well, just you?). Burnout is real, and without a personal plan to take care of yourself, it is almost inevitable that you will eventually reach a breaking point. 

In 2017, CEFP fellow Jennifer Davison offered her take on personal resilience for community managers in a presentation that started a cathartic discussion among those in attendance. So much so that CSCCE Director Lou Woodley invited her back to share her insights with the 2019 cohort during their mid-year training. 

We’re thrilled that Jen has agreed to reprise her presentation for the entire CSCCE community in this month’s community call, and we hope you’ll join us next week to reflect on  and discuss what resilience looks like for all of us as scientific community managers. If you’ve heard an earlier version of Jennifer’s talk, we encourage you to join for the post-talk discussion and some activities where we’ll explore practical tips to put into action in this ongoing climate of uncertainty and change.

January’s call


Join January’s Community Call to:

  • Reflect on the concept of resilience and what it means for community managers
  • Acquire new practices and techniques to help mitigate burnout in your role
  • Share your own insights, experiences, and resources
  • Connect with other members of the CSCCE community of practice to build your peer support network


Jennifer Davison, Assistant Dean for Research and Director of Urban@UW, University of Washington

How to join

January’s call will take place on Wednesday 27 January at 4pm UTC / 11am US Eastern Time. Please note this is an earlier time that 2020’s calls to be more accessible for all of our members.

Add to Calendar

Our calls are hosted in Zoom – simply click here and we’ll see you in the webinar!

Video or not? You’re welcome to turn on your webcam if you like but fine if you prefer just to use audio.

Our community calls last 90 minutes, but all the presentations will take place in the first hour in case you have to leave early. The last 30 minutes is reserved for open discussion and Q&A with the presenters. Come for the hour – or for the full 90 mins, as your schedule permits!

Please note: We’ll be recording the first 60 minutes call so that others who couldn’t make it can catch up later. The discussion section is not recorded. 


Our community calls usually take place on the third Wednesday of every month at 11am Eastern, but occasionally times and dates vary depending on speaker availability so please keep an eye on our calendar of events.

Wonder what we’ve talked about in previous calls? The archive listings can be found here, with select recordings available on YouTube.
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