By Shannon Abram, The Community Roundtable
As community management emerges as a true discipline and not just a job, community pros can start to think about their career path – and how to get from where they are to where they want to be. Our research has shown that investing in your community skill set is a surefire way to advance your career.
Ready to increase your skill set? Here are three reasons you should register for our Community Program Essentials course!
REASON #1 – YOU’LL GROW YOUR SKILLS
Our Community Program Essentials course will help you grow your community program management skills, and focuses on creating the strategic, operational and technical elements to make communities succeed within the larger organizational context. Our Essentials training explores the elements of making community a more powerful part of an organization and helps you learn to think strategically about your community.
REASON #2 – YOU CAN WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE
Our Spring Session of Community Program Essentials course is the best of both traditional and online learning. The training sessions will be a social learning experience that takes place in a private setting where participants will progress through the modules as a group. We’ll provide prompts and light facilitation in the group forums and host weekly office hours to help participants block time on their calendar to participate.
REASON #3 – BUSINESS, STRATEGIC AND TECHNICAL SKILLS ARE REWARDED – KA-CHING!
Community professionals who place high value on business, strategic and technical skills make more money than their peers. Strong business and strategic skills were more likely to be found among community strategists and directors – but technical skills were scattered across roles, suggesting a technical specialty is a way to increase earning without taking on managerial responsibilities. Improving your community programs skills is a great step toward achieving your community career goals.
The Spring Session of Community Program Essentials kicks off on April 26th and runs for eight weeks. Enrollment is limited for an intimate learning experience. Learn more or register now to get started!