The inaugural session of Community Program Essentials has sold out.
Our first guided community management training course – Community Program Essentials has sold out. You can sign up here to be notified when we announce our next guided training course, or learn more about our self-paced courses here.
The training sessions will be a social learning experience that takes place in a private group where participants will progress through the modules as group. We’ll provide prompts and light facilitation in the group forums and we’ll host weekly office hours to help participants block time on their calendar to participate.
Who Should Register?
Community Program Essentials course covers key topics in community program management. The course is aimed at professionals looking to grow their 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.
Guided Training Course Format: Community Program Essentials
Each session includes:
- Eight training modules
- Private discussion group
- Weekly worksheets and exclusive resources
- Weekly office hours to connect with our training team and classmates
The eight modules you’ll be exploring are:
- Community Management Roles and Responsibilities
- Building a New Community Business Case
- Getting Executives Engaged in Community
- Developing a Community Playbook
- Building an Advocacy Program
- Developing an Approach to Training
- Community Assessment and Benchmarking
- Community Building in the Future
What You’ll Get
- Eight modules of exclusive instruction (available on-demand 24/7)
- Weekly worksheets and resources that to test your knowledge and jump start your community programs
- Eight hours of live Q&A with our research team via weekly open office hours
- Private discussion group with TheCR research team and your classmates
- Intimate class size and individualized attention
- A certificate of completion
How long does the course run?
Eight weeks. April 26 – June 15.
Is there a deadline for completing the course?
Yes, June 23. You have an extra week to complete the requirements to receive your certificate of completion.
What are the requirements for receiving the certificate of completion?
Watch all eight module videos (~10 minutes), participate in the weekly discussion threads aligned with the module topics, share at least 2 completed worksheets back to the group, and successfully complete the short module quizzes.
How much time do I need to dedicate on a weekly basis?
About one hour. The module videos are only 10 minutes and participating in the weekly discussion forum shouldn’t take too long. The worksheet exercises are where you get to put the concepts being mentioned into practice – what you get out of them will be determined by how much time and effort you put into them! The worksheets will also be a part of the class discussion piece as well.
How do I access modules & worksheets?
When you register you will be added to our training system and have access to all modules and worksheets. You’ll receive weekly prompts to progress through the modules as a group, but if you are traveling or having a busy week you will be able to go back and catch up. You’ll also have access to a dedicated discussion group for connecting with your classmates and community experts.
What if I’m not happy with the course?
Definitely let us know. We’ll do everything we can to make sure you meet the goals you set for the session.
Who is this course for?
Community Program Essentials is designed for community pros looking to grow their community program management skills, and focuses on creating the strategic, operational and technical elements to make communities succeed within the larger organizational context
Who will teach the course?
Community Program Essentials will be led by our Head of Research, Ted McEnroe, and will feature our Director of Networks, Hillary Boucher, and Co-Founder, Rachel Happe.
How much does it cost?
This eight-week course costs $495 for members of TheCR Network and $595 for non-members.