Every year, we host an end-of-year virtual “potluck” for our community of practice. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the year’s successes, share some of the things we’ve learned over the past 12 months, and look ahead to what’s coming up after the holiday season. Since it’s a potluck, everyone is encouraged to “bring along a dish,” and in this blog post we have a few suggestions!
This year, we’d also particularly appreciate your feedback on the types of programming you’d like to see more of in the community of practice. We’ll take some time during the potluck for a brainstorm together, and hopefully prioritize activities that would best support you next year.
This year’s potluck prompts!
Our call this year will have three “courses.” You’re welcome to bring along an appetizer or a main course, but you absolutely don’t have to. But everyone will get to contribute to the dessert course – no preparation needed, think “build-you-own” parfait treat!
Mezze platter, Slack style
Being part of the CSCCE community of practice (CoP) means you have 24h access to STEM 650+ community managers via our Slack workspace. To open the call, we’d love to hear if you learned something new this year from the CoP (maybe you asked a question or got involved in a discussion thread), put something into practice in your community, or found a useful resource.
Build your own pizza
For our main course, we’ll be scaffolding an activity for you to tell us what you’d like the future of CSCCE programming to look like. Is there a topic that you’d love to discuss at a community call? Would you like to start a working group or special interest group? Are there things we could make clearer about the CoP? Or is there something that’s not really working? We’d love to talk through your ideas and see what’s possible for 2024.
A selection of desserts
To close out our call, we’ll take some time for personal reflection and forward planning. We’ll have a selection of prompts to guide you, with the goal of celebrating success from 2023 and setting intentions for 2024.
Join December’s community call to:
- Highlight some of the ways that being part of the CSCCE community of practice (CoP) has impacted your work this year
- Participate in shaping future activities in the CSCCE CoP so that they meet your needs and goals
- Reflect on 2023 and look ahead to the next 12 months
- Connect with other CSCCE CoP members and STEM community professionals
How to join
December’s call will take place on Friday, 15 December 2023, at 11am EsT / 4pm UTC
Our calls are hosted in Zoom – 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 generally last 90 minutes to allow time for discussion, but we try to keep all of the presentations within the first 60 minutes. We understand that virtual meetings have a tendency to overrun and overlap, so please don’t feel sheepish about arriving late or leaving early. We’d love to see you either way!
Please note: We don’t record our annual potlucks, however we will share a recap of the call on the CSCCE blog before the end of the year.
ADDITIONAL INFO ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY CALLS
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 check our calendar of events.
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