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Take the AAAS State of Scientific Community Management Survey!

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Back in November, we announced the new AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program. To recap: With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, AAAS will run a one year pilot program to support the professional development of community engagement experts in the scientific community.

Starting in January 2017, an initial cohort of 18 community professionals will receive training and ongoing support to help strengthen and professionalize the role of community engagement within large-scale scientific collaborations and associations.

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Planning teamwork – 10 pointers from the Science of Team Science conference

Posted by Lou Woodley, Trellis’ Community Engagement Director.

The Trellis Team were busy last week as we attended 3 different community management-focused events in 3 different states across the US! One of the ones I attended was the 4-day Science of Team Science conference where the focus was on what we can learn about collaboration within science.

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The Trellis team hits the road!

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Here at Trellis we believe in the importance of community building between scientists and beyond. As the scientific enterprise depends more and more on long-term collaboration between various groups, often across continents, active community management is more important than ever. On Trellis, we want to provide the best tools for both fledgling and experienced scientific community builders to grow and strengthen the communities with which they work.

To ensure that we are up to date with best practices in the field of community management, the Trellis team is making stops at several community-themed conferences this month. We will be reporting back on this blog and hope to be able to incorporate some of what we learn into our documentation for Trellis group admins.

Here’s where you can find members of the Trellis team in May:

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What’s Community Engagement in science? And why does it matter? Q&A with Lou Woodley

Two weeks ago we announced the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows program. Following on from that, Program Director (and Trellis’ Community Engagement Director) Lou Woodley answered some great questions from Matt Shipman on the Communication Breakdown blog. The conversation is cross-posted below.

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Storify – Announcing the new AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program

Last Tuesday we announced the brand new AAAS Community Engagement Fellows program. It seems we weren’t the only ones excited by this big news for community managers in science! The following Storify captures some of the online responses.

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Announcing the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program

Today we’re delighted to announce a brand new fellowship program from AAAS, thanks to the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program will be a one year pilot to support the professional development and ongoing professionalization of community engagement experts within the scientific community.

You can read more about the program in the EurekAlert news release, and the accompanying story on aaas.org . We’ve addressed some more general questions about how the program fits in with Trellis and what it will look like below.

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