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  • When I was growing up, my father had a paid sabbatical every seven years. This is common in academic and religious professions but less so in other careers. In those careers, it is provided as a time to study, travel, and reflect so that you can return refreshed. In the community industry, our superpower and [] The post Taking Time to Recharge and Reset appeared first on The Community Roundtable .
  • We continue the discussion about career trajectory in the Network. On the heels of the invigorating Connect 2019, the community managers in the Network are discussing how to move both horizontally and vertically within the community space. This month one of the highlights was a Roundtable call with Marjorie Anderson, the digital communities manager for [] The post TheCR Network Wrap-Up: October 2019 appeared first on The Community Roundtable .
  • Join TheCR’sRachel Happe, Principal and Co-Founder of The Community Roundtable, as she chats with Marjorie Anderson, CSPO, Manager, Digital Communities at the Project Management Institute, aboutthe State of Community Management 2019 report. In Episode #62, Rachel and Marjorie discuss key finding #3 from the 2019 research: Communities Propel Engagement Rachel and Marjorie discuss how community [] The post Podcast: SOCM 2019 Highlight – Community Leadership is Unevenly Distributed appeared first on The Community Roundtable .
  • After the thought-provoking inaugural Community Solutions Showcase at TheCR Connect 2019, we wanted to create a useful recap of the discussion for the Network, attendees, and anyone considering a new community solution. And as a result of chats with the Community Roundtable team and attendees, we are certain the discussion is just beginning. The CSS [] The post The Community Roundtable Connect: Community Solutions Showcase 2019 Snapshot appeared first on The Community Roundtable .
  • Join the community experts at The Community Roundtable as they chat about online community management best practices with a wide range of global community professional. Topics include increasing online audience engagement, finding and leveraging executive stakeholders, defining and calculating online community ROI and more. Episode #61 featuresTraci Cappiello, Program Manager, Community at Google. Traci joins [] The post Podcast: Traci Cappiello, Google appeared first on The Community Roundtable .
  • No one wants to be told what to do. The more someone tells you what to do or believe, the more you will resist — especially if it is something new. I often show people this picture of my daughter as a baby, getting her first spoonful of solid food. Keep that image in your [] The post Communities are Modeling the Future of Work appeared first on The Community Roundtable .
  • TheCR Connect conference is always striving to push the dialogue further, and this year did not disappoint. Between an in-depth exploration of the vendor market in their Community Solutions Showcase to the two thought-provoking keynotes on entrepreneurship and trust in Community spaces, my notebook is more frantic and full than ever with takeaways. Below are [] The post Pushing the (Community) Dialog Further, Together appeared first on The Community Roundtable .
  • One of the interesting career-based findings from the SOCM 2019, was that only 25% of community roles are approved by HR. This is a crucial number because it means that three-quarters of CMs do not have clearly defined roles or paths to promotion to go along with them. When we look at theprofile of emerging [] The post How do you direct your own career path when one is not defined? appeared first on The Community Roundtable .
  • When you think of the word “journalism”, what comes to mind? A quick skim through Google News sees words like “crisis”, “lie”, and the headline statement, “Journalism needs help”. We don’t necessarily think of “community” when we think of journalism, but maybe we should. As how we communicate evolves, how we find information and connect [] The post Going Back To Its Roots: Journalism and Community appeared first on The Community Roundtable .
  • We know that empowered members engage, but just as a garden may appear inactive then suddenly shoot up with green, there is a slow progression towards empowerment that takes time, patience, and consistent watering. After doing the tactical, strategical, and operational labor to create an environment of trust where members can be vulnerable and free [] The post Unlocking the Next Stage in Your Communitys Development appeared first on The Community Roundtable .