One possible reason? Because you’re working in isolation. Learn to connect your community with your organization with Community Program Essentials!
By Ted McEnroe, Director of Research and Training, The Community Roundtable
You’ve probably been there at some point. You run (or are a member of) a great community, good engagement, and everything seems awesome on the inside. For a while. But something’s not quite clicking – maybe it’s not getting new members, or recognition inside the organization, or it just starts to feel like it’s an island in the ocean.
Sounds like you have a community – but you’re not integrating that community with its environment. A community in this scenario is like a flower in a small pot. It can survive, and even grow a little, but eventually if it is to grow to its fullest potential it needs to be able to spread its roots.
The Community Roundtable is pleased to kick off its class of Community Program Essentials, a course designed to help you better integrate communities into an organization. While our Community Management Fundamentals courses focus on how you manage within your community, Community Program Essentials focuses more on how you effectively integrate communities into the larger organization. Among the topics we’ll cover:
- Building Your Community Business Case
- Getting Executives Engaged
- Developing a Community Playbook
- Developing an Approach to Training
- Community Assessment and Benchmarking
…and more, as they say. The course is available as a self-directed course. You’ll watch a 10-minute video lesson, take a short quiz, and use worksheets to help you take the lessons in each video and apply them to your own use case.
Being “the community guy” or “the community gal” in your organization can feel isolating – with this course, we want to inspire you with new ideas and connect you with peers you can interact with well after the course ends.