As a community grows, some members begin to take on leadership roles, or are inspired to become further engaged in community activities. In CSCCE’s Community Participation Model, we call these super-active members “champions.” Champions are important nodes of trust within a community, and are often partners for community engagement managers looking to shift cultural norms, build out programming, or co-create resources.
In this issue of the CSCCE newsletter, we share reflections, resources, and opportunities for anyone interested in nurturing champions within their own organization, or building out a dedicated champions program. Read on to find out more about:
CSCCE’s new resource page on community champions programs
Supporting community working groups and special interest groups
A new working group focused on community champions
CSCCE’s online modular training options, starting January 2021
Upcoming events hosted by CSCCE’s special interest groups
We’re also excited to share news of a new grant from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation to support our ongoing work creating resources and programming for online communities and events amid the current pandemic. Don’t miss tomorrow’s Community Call to help shape what this programming will look like!
CSCCE Winter Training Session: Registration open!
Registration is now open for three CSCCE online modular trainings, which will take place starting in January 2021. The courses will cover “Scientific Community Engagement Fundamentals,” “Planning and delivering successful virtual meetings and events,” and “Nurturing and stewarding engaged online communities.” Find out more, including pricing and registration deadlines, by clicking the button below.
As part of our blog series celebrating the first birthday of our community of practice, Center Director Lou Woodley and Communications Director Katie Pratt reflect on the evolution of how we support CSCCE’s working groups and special interest groups, and the community champions who lead them.
With many of our members either actively implementing champions programs or looking to do so, a working group is a great way to pool knowledge and document best practices. CSCCE staff will support resource curation, new resource development, and the creation of templates for reuse.
New funding to support transition to online collaboration
We’re delighted to announce that CSCCE has received a $125k grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to continue our work supporting the transition to online collaboration that’s been accelerated due to the global pandemic.
November community call: Shaping future CSCCE programming
In this month’s community call, we’d like to explore with you the next stage of our programming around the transition online – with the intention to discuss, develop and deliver resources together into 2021. Join us tomorrow, 18 November at 7pm UTC / 2pm US EST.
Data Science SIG: Discussion on normalizing talking about data
On 23 November at 9pm UTC / 4pm EST, Julie Lowndes (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis) will lead a conversation on how community managers can help their members talk about data, data science, and analysis through the lens of open science. Participants are welcome to share ideas, experiences, and best practices.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion SIG: Interactive seminar on decolonizing science
This seminar, which will take place on 24 November at 5pm UTC / 12pm EST, will consider the concept of decolonization and how it can be put into practice by both researchers and scientific community managers. With presentations from Kate Baker (University of Exeter), Thomas Mboa (University of Ottowa), and Felicia Fricke (University of Kent).
CSCCE is making science a more inclusive profession by changing the way scientists collaborate. Through our flagship Fellowship, bespoke and modular training options, and our growing community of practice, we have impacted more than 200 scientific communities and collaborations worldwide, and our resources have been downloaded by thousands of community professionals. This Giving Tuesday, 1 December 2020, consider donating to help us continue and expand our mission.
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