The Community Roundtable has a lot going on. So much for easing into the New Year. Instead we are starting it off with a bang and more. We held our first TheCRLive in Washington, DC on Tuesday night and from all accounts a great time and interesting, thought provoking conversation was had by all. But that was just the start…please come on along for an enjoyable ride with us this month. We hope we can connect with you at one of these many events:
(all times Eastern)
Jan 12 (Today!) at 2p: Free Webinar featuring Rachel Happe “How to Create and Grow a Thriving Online Community”
she will discuss the importance of community in business growth and the challenges of developing a community that has a tangible impact on an organization.
January 16 at 5p: IBM Connect session with Rachel Happe: People Are Your Weakest Link and Most Valuable Innovation Asset
People, relationships and communities are becoming key competitive differentiators like never before. Technology and infrastructure are becoming cheaper, more commoditized and plentiful. As a result, product innovation cycles are rapidly declining, and the time you once had to plan, design and vet new ideas has all but disappeared. How do you integrate customers and align internal teams for this kind of speed and agility? What new opportunities and risks does that present? Discover how a community approach can help to discover needs before they are articulated, vet products before they are designed and build customer commitments before products are delivered
January 18 at 4:15p: Lotusphere session with Rachel Happe: Strategy for Establishing a Thriving Community
Communities are a critical element of executing a social business approach but the need for, and requirements of, community management are often not well understood. Good community management improves community productivity for both the members and the organization and reduces the risk that the community will turn into a ghost town, an audience, or a mob.
January 23 at 6p: Community Manager Appreciation Day Boston with Jim Storer and Rachel Happe in conjunction with IBM at the Asgard in Cambridge, Ma. Come for the free appetizers or the great conversation or both.
January 24 at 12p: Community Management Training module 1 highlighting community strategist begins
January 27 at 12p: TheCRLive Boston – a dutch treat lunch with conversation about social media, community, the Red Sox and much more (in no particular order)
And if you’re a TheCR Network member don’t miss:
January 13: Internal Training Development – member led
January 17: New Member call
January 18: Content Strategy at Work – Margot Bloomstein
January 25: Leading Large-Scale Change: Network Centric Warefare – Mark Bonchek
January 27: Internal Training Development – member led
There’s even a rumor there might be a TheCRLive in Austin in early February…stay tuned!
The Community Roundtable is committed to advancing the business of community and being a valued resource to community and social business professionals. We offer a monthly subscription report, a membership based peer network, a community management training program and advisory services for corporations and individuals.