CSCCE hosts monthly community calls. On this page you can explore the listings from previous calls that took place in 2019 and 2020. Recordings of some of our calls are available on our YouTube channel, and shared notes are available to community members through our Slack group. You can request to join us on Slack here.
December 2020 Community Call
Date: Wednesday, 16 December at 2pm EST
Topic: A virtual potluck holiday party for scientific community managers
Blog post: December’s community call
Join us for an end-of-year celebration and knowledge exchange! We’ll be hosting a virtual potluck which means what we share together depends on what the attendees bring. Please select a starter/appetizer, main/entree or dessert from the prompts below and email email@example.com to let us know what you plan to bring. No need to prep slides – this is intended to be informal, sociable and fun!
STARTER/APPETIZER (WARM UP ROUND!)
What three words or short phrases would you choose to describe your community-building work this year? In two or three sentences maximum explain your choices, if you wish. This is intended to be a relatively quick-fire warm up.
e.g. “COVID COVID COVID, ”“Over-stretched,” “scaling to survive,” “delegation over perfection”. “We had so much planned for this year, but with the pandemic we had to completely change our programming. We ran our first online conference, which went really well, but it took way more planning than we anticipated. And the feedback we got from our community was really positive.”
Describe something that you’ve learned in 2020 that might be of benefit to other members of the CSCCE community. It could be a great new online tool, a good book you read, a favorite blog post, a new model or framework or anything else that you want to share. Take 3 -5 mins to talk us through it – with screenshare if you’d like.
e.g. “My team and I developed a really cool virtual icebreaker, and I’d love to demo it with the group! It will only take 5 minutes. Here’s how it works…”
What are you looking forward to working on in 2021? Is there something that might benefit from the input of other CSCCE community members?
e.g. “I’m going to be launching an ambassador program for my community in late Spring. I’d love to chat with others who’ve done something similar about what metrics they’ve used to evaluate their programs.”
November 2020 Community Call
Join November’s Community Call to:
- Offer feedback on the direction of CSCCE programming to continue to support the transition online over the next few months.
- Sign-up to co-create to new resources or co-host activities in collaboration with CSCCE staff.
- Connect with other scientific community managers and convenors in small group activities.
October 2020 Community Call
Join October’s Community Call to:
- Hear from community managers working to instigate culture change in scholarly communications
- Gain tips and best practices for community building for culture change in your own organization
- Celebrate the first birthday of the CSCCE’s CoP!
- Emma Ganley, Protocols.io
- Laura Wilkinson, ORCID/CrossRef
- Iratxe Puebla, ASAPbio
September 2020 Community Call
Join September’s Community Call to:
- Learn more about CSCCE’s community profiles project
- Hear from community members who took part in the project and learn about their communities
- Find out how you can get involved in future CSCCE research projects and programming
- Lou Woodley, CSCCE
- Sara Kobilka, Renaissance Woman Consulting
- Leslie Hsu, USGS Community for Data Integration
- Mate Palfy, preLights
- Steve Van Tuyl, the Academic Data Science Alliance
Join August’s Community Call to:
- Learn more about the CSCCE Community Participation Model
- Hear from community members who have implemented strategies informed by the model
- Join a discussion on how this might apply in a variety of scenarios
- Shane Hanlon – “(Re)building a community from small beginnings to…small middles”
- Elisha Wood-Charlson – “Building tiered engagement to (hopefully) meet community members where they are”
July 2020 Community Call
Join July’s Community Call to:
- Learn more about planning and testing your virtual event ahead of time
- Consider access and accessibility when hosting a virtual event
- Find new ways of evaluating whether your event will (or has) accomplish(ed) your goals
- Tom Quigley – “It’s Dangerous To Go Alone, Take This – Non-Player Characters & Prepping For Your Virtual Event”
- Rebecca Carpenter – “It’s All About Access: Planning Meetings for Wider Audiences”
- Emily Lescak – “Evaluating Virtual Events”
June 2020 Community Call
Date: Wednesday, 17 June at 1pm EST
Topic: CSCCE Summer Social
Blog post: June’s Community Call
Join June’s Community Call to:
- Get to know your CSCCE community of practice colleagues
- Make new professional connections
- Have some fun!
At the CSCCE summer social we’ll host a series of breakout room networking activities intended to give you the chance to have small group chats with your new and existing colleagues.
No preparation is required to attend the call – simply come along with an openness to meet others and have some fun along the way!
May 2020 Community Call
Join May’s community call to:
- Find out more about how we are working with CSCCE members to co-create a code of conduct.
- Offer comment on our initial core values statement.
- Be the first to know how we will proceed from here and when a code of conduct draft will be available for review.
The CSCCE Code of Conduct Working Group:
- Arne Bakker
- Arielle Bennett-Lovell
- Chiara Bertipaglia
- Alycia Crall
- Emily Lescak
- Katie Pratt
- Tracy Teal
- Steve van Tuyl
- Lou Woodley (chair)
April 2020 Community Call
Join April’s Community Call to:
- Find out more about running online events designed to be engaging for participants.
- Hear from the CEFP 2019 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Project Team.
- Explore the ideas highlighted in their DEI tip sheets, which will be available soon as part of our new resources section.
- Discuss and share your own thoughts and experiences with the CSCCE community of practice.
CEFP2019 project team: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Kate Baker (presenting)
- Ellen Bechtol
- Rayna Harris (presenting)
- Camille Santistevan (presenting)
March 2020 Community Call
Date: Wednesday, 18 March at 2pm EST
Topic: Community ambassador programs – what do they look like and what motivates the participants? Comparing the views of community managers and community members from CEFP surveys in 2017 and 2019.
Video archives: Busy Bees | Advocacy Ninjas
Join March’s Community Call to:
- Learn more about the survey of community ambassador programs carried out by the CEFP2017 project team, the Advocacy Ninjas
- Learn more about what motivates community ambassadors from an early analysis of survey data gathered by the CEFP2019 project team, the Busy Bees.
- Discuss existing ambassador programs in scientific communities
- Meet and connect with others running scientific community ambassador programs
CEFP2017 project team: Advocacy Ninjas
- Allen Pope (presenting)
- Rosanna Volchok (presenting)
CEFP2019 project team: Busy Bees
- Toby Hodges (attending)
- Naomi Penfold (presenting)
- Kathryne Woodle (presenting)
February 2020 Community Call
Date: Wednesday, 19 February at 2pm EST
Topic: Next steps in our Community Profiles project
Blog post: February’s Community Call
One of the activities that we’re focusing on in 2020 is building out a collection of downloadable Community Profiles of different scientific communities. These are intended to help scientific community managers find others who are trying – or have succeeded – at similar programming to their own.
As we start to ramp up this project, we’d like to introduce it in more detail and gather feedback about what would be most useful to you.
Join February’s Community Call to:
- Learn more about the Community Profiles project
- Share three key facts about your own scientific community (see blog post for more details)
- Learn from others on the call about their communities
- Suggest questions that you would like downloadable Community Profiles to help you to answer
CSCCE community members. This will be a facilitated discussion aimed at helping us to continue to get to know one another and to build out resources that meet our collective needs.
January 2020 Community Call
Date: Wednesday, 29 January at 2pm EST
Topic: Entering the new phase of CSCCE community programming – survey results, new working groups and what else is coming in 2020.
Blog post: January’s Community Call
Join us to discuss:
- Initial results of our first survey of the members of our community of practice on Slack
- Opportunities to join some initial working groups
- CSCCE’s advisory board
- What else is coming – and you’d like to see – in 2020.
Lou Woodley, CSCCE Director – and you!
December 2019 Community Call
Wednesday, 18 December at 2pm EST– Community holiday party.
Topic: A virtual potluck holiday party for scientific community managers
Abstract: Join us for an end-of-year celebration and knowledge exchange! We’ll be hosting a virtual potluck which means what we share together depends on what the attendees bring. Please select a starter/appetizer, main/entree or dessert from the prompts in the blog post and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you plan to bring. No need to prep slides – this is intended to be informal, sociable and fun!
November 2019 Community Call
Date: Wednesday, 20 November at 2pm EST
Topic: An introduction to the four types of communities that we see in science
Blog post: Join November’s community call!
In our work with scientific communities to date, we’ve identified different types of scientific communities – and different ways that they describe the community engagement role within their communities. This had led to a working model of four broad scientific community types that we’re eager to test and iterate!
Join us for a brief description of the four community types followed by lightning talk presentations from existing scientific community managers about how they think about their own communities (and how they might be different from the model).
- Ann Meyer – Advisor, Sector Innovation and Programs at Ontario Genomics
- Stephanie O’Donnell – Community Manager at WildLabs.net
- Serah Njambi Rono – Community Engagement Lead at The Carpentries
- Camille Santistevan – Associate Director for Communications and Marketing at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center for CUNY.
Inaugural Community Call – October 2019
Date: Wednesday October 30th 2019 at 2pm EST
Topic: An introduction to the work of CSCCE and nurturing a community of practice (CoP) for scientific community engagement professionals.
Blog post: Join our first CSCCE community call!
In our inaugural CSCCE community call, CSCCE Director Lou Woodley will give a brief overview of the activities of the Center and lead a discussion about what a community of practice for scientific community engagement managers could look like. We’ll discuss details of the new Slack group, the creation of community profiles and more. Please bring questions and suggestions for a rich discussion. All welcome!