The CSCCE Skills Wheel

The CSCCE Skills Wheel describes 45 skills used by STEM community managers divided into 5 core competencies. It was created by the C3 project team from the 2017 cohort of the CSCCE Community Engagement Fellows Program (CEFP 2017). The members of the team were four Fellows: Jennifer Davison, Andreas Leidolf, Malin Sandström, Elisha Wood-Charlson; along with CSCCE Director Lou Woodley. 

The team carried out a range of activities to create the wheel presented here, including comparing the skills listed in a range of scientific community manager job descriptions, and surveying scientific community managers within the 2017 CEFP cohort. From this work, they identified the five core competencies and component skills that make up the wheel. You can find all of the skills described in our glossary of STEM community management terms.

Note, the wheel is intended to capture general skills required for community engagement and not domain-specific knowledge required for a particular STEM context e.g., data science. It also does not capture the attributes of community managers, something we explore in our Community Engagement Fundamentals course.

Citation: Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement. (2021) The CSCCE Skills Wheel – Five core competencies and 45 skills to describe the role of the community engagement manager in STEM. Woodley, Pratt, Sandström, Wood-Charlson, Davison, and Leidolf doi: 10.5281/zenodo.4437294