Community Calls

As part of our programming to nurture a community of scientific community engagement managers and those interested in scientific community engagement, we host a monthly community call via Zoom.

Providing support for scientific community managers remains at the heart of CSCCE’s mission. Image credit: CSCCE

2021 schedule

(You can find the archive of Community Call info from 2019 and 2020 here)

We typically host our community calls at 11am EST on the third Wednesday of each month, although speaker availability may result in scheduling changes. Abstracts and speakers will be updated as the schedule is co-created. The listings below reflect the most up-to-date information.

We welcome input about the topics for discussion – both ahead of time and during the calls. Please let us know if you’d like to present – or suggest a new topic for a call!

We will also share information about our community calls in our monthly newsletter.

December 2021 Community Call

Date: Wednesday, 15 December at 11am EDT

Topic: Annual community potluck

Blog posts: Coming soon

Zoom link: join here

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ABSTRACT

Coming soon.

November 2021 Community Call

Date: Wednesday, 17 November at 11am EDT

Topic: Community governance models

Blog posts: November’s community call | Recap

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ABSTRACT

Join November’s Community Call to:

  • Learn about different models of community governance
  • Explore the STEM community ecosystem and the implementation of different governance models
  • Consider how your community runs, and reflect on whether there are ways you could adjust your governance model to be more inclusive, sustainable, or otherwise meet the needs of your members and/or staff

SPEAKERS

  • Alycia Crall, The Carpentries
  • Lou Woodley, CSCCE

October 2021 Community Call

Date: Wednesday, 20 October at 11am EDT

Topic: Community champions

Blog posts: October’s community call | Recap

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ABSTRACT

Join October’s Community Call to:

  • Find out what a community champion is, and why supporting champions is important for maintaining, growing, and/or evolving your community
  • Explore the ways community champions benefit communities, by adding capacity, legitimacy, and/or reach
  • Hear from community managers who are currently running champions programs, and how they have designed these programs to benefit both their organization and the champions themselves

SPEAKERS

  • Vanessa Fairhurst, Crossref
  • Ailis O’Carroll, eLife
  • Iratxe Puebla, ASAPbio

September 2021 Community Call

Date: Wednesday, 22 September at 11am EDT

Topic: Quarterly programming update

Blog posts: September’s community call

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ABSTRACT

Join September’s Community Call to:

  • Find out how you can get involved in CSCCE community programming
  • Meet our newest team member
  • Learn more about our plans for the future
  • Connect with your community

July 2021 Community Call

Date: Wednesday, 21 July at 11am EDT

Topic: CSCCE community profiles round 2

Blog posts: July’s community call | Recap

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ABSTRACT

Join July’s Community Call to:

  • Learn more about our research into STEM communities and the people who support them
  • Hear from four members of the CSCCE community of practice, the communities they work with, and how creating a CSCCE profile has impacted their work
  • Let us know that your organization might be interested in creating a profile in the future

SPEAKERS

  • Lena Karvovskaya, VU Amsterdam
  • Jody Peters, Ecological Forecasting Initiative
  • Kathe Todd-Brown, International Soil Modeling Consortium

June 2021 Community Call

Date: Wednesday, 16 June at 11am EDT

Topic: CSCCE Summer Social

Blog posts: June’s community call

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ABSTRACT

Join June’s Community Call to:

  • Make new connections with CSCCE community members and staff
  • Find out more about opportunities to get involved with CSCCE programming
  • Share your news with the community
  • Have fun! 

May 2021 Community Call

Date: Wednesday, 19 May at 11am EDT

Topic: CSCCE Community Networking

Blog posts: May’s community call | Recap

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Abstract

In this month’s community call we will curate a networking experience to help you get to know others who are part of the CSCCE community of practice (request to join here). Please note: this month’s event required registration, which has now closed. If you are not already registered, we will not be able to accommodate you on this call, but we hope you will join us for future CSCCE community calls and other events. Keep an eye on our monthly newsletter to stay informed. 

April 2021 Community Call

Date: Wednesday, 21 April at 11am EDT

Topic: CSCCE Quarterly Programming Update

Blog posts: April’s community call | Recap

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Join April’s Community Call to:

  • Find out what it’s like to build out infrastructure for a new venture
  • Learn more about our online trainings and summer webinars
  • See what is going on in CSCCE research projects and working groups
  • Let us know what you’d like to see more or less of in terms of community programming

March 2021 Community Call

Date: Wednesday, 17 March at 11am EST

Topic: Virtual and hybrid meeting planning

Blog posts: March’s community call | Recap

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Join March’s Community Call to:

  • Find out what works and what doesn’t at virtual meetings
  • Consider accessibility and inclusion for virtual and hybrid events
  • Brainstorm solutions to problems you have encountered, or feedback you have received from event participants
  • Connect with fellow scientific community managers and grow your professional network

February 2021 Community Call

Date: Wednesday, 17 February at 11am EST

Topic: Remote working tips

Blog posts: February’s community call | Recap

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Abstract

Join February’s Community Call to:

  • Acquire new strategies to manage remote working during the pandemic (and potentially beyond)
  • Learn from the experiences from other members of the CSCCE community of practice
  • Enhance your network to support you as you manage your community

Speakers

  • Isabel Mendoza, The Global Plant Council
  • Emily Lescak, Code for Science and society

January 2021 Community Call

Date: Wednesday, 27 January at 11am EST

Topic: Resilience

Blog posts: January’s community call | Recap

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ABSTRACT

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

SPEAKERS

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