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As many of you will know, I am really passionate about growing strong and inspirational communities. I want all communities to benefit from well organized, structured, and empowerinfg community leadership. This is why I wrote The Art of Community and Dealing With Disrespect, and founded the Community Leadership Summit and Community Leadership Forum to further the art and science of community leadership.
In my work I am sharing lots of content, blog posts, videos, and other guidance via my new Facebook page. I would be really grateful if you could hop over and Like it to help build some momentum.
Arbitrary tweets made by TheGingerDog up to 17 August 2014
- RT The devil sounds pretty cool…
- RT I heard you want to be a web developer. Here are a few devices to test your site. And at the end IE ruins everything!
- RT Ukraine says it partly destroyed Russian armoured column that entered its territory. “Fantasy,” Moscow says: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/nato-accuses-moscow-amid-reports-of-troops-incursion-into-ukraine/article20073912/ 2014/08/15
- RT Ten years of OpenStreetMap (O’Reilly Radar) lwn.net/Articles/608761/rss 2014/08/15
- RT Microsoft: 18.000 layoffs, but were they the right ones? www.commitstrip.com/2014/07/18/microsoft-18-000-layoffs-but-were-they-the-right-ones/
- RT True story: when the client provides his webserviceswww.commitstrip.com/2014/08/11/true-story-when-the-client-provides-his-webservices/ <p> http://t.co/Ggnj9FGs7Q - embedded picture" src="/images/2014/9e4b9146ae0a13294ff38dbc6bd88448.jpg" alt="'RT" />http://t.co/Ggnj9FGs7Q – embedded image’/>
- Yep. Definitely time to go back abroad. #rain #rain
- Glad we landed and got home before the thunder started. Bromsgrove, Worcestershire 2014/08/14
- Back in the UK. Hopefully there will be no more biting mosquitoes now. Solihull, Solihull 2014/08/14
- Thankfully the other passengers took it quite well when my son shrieked with joy every time there was turbulence. “Are we going to crash?” Solihull, Solihull 2014/08/14
- And now our holiday ends as we board the flying Monarch “shark” (as Anya called them).
I am a firm believer in building strong and empowered communities. We are in an age of a community management renaissance in which we are defining repeatable best practice that can be applied many different types of communities, whether internal to companies, external to volunteers, or a mix of both. The opportunity here is to grow large, well-managed, passionate communities, no matter what industry or area you work in.
I have been working to further this growth in community management via my books, The Art of Community and Dealing With Disrespect, the Community Leadership Summit, the Community Leadership Forum, and delivering training to our next generation of community managers and leaders.LinuxCon North America and Europe
Firstly, on Fri 22nd August 2014 (next week) I will be presenting the course at LinuxCon North America in Chicago, Illinois and then on Thurs Oct 16th 2014 I will deliver the training at LinuxCon Europe in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Tickets are $300 for the day’s training. This is a steal; I usually charge $2500+/day when delivering the training as part of a consultancy arrangement. Thanks to the Linux Foundation for making this available at an affordable rate.
Space is limited, so go and register ASAP:
So what is in the training course?
If you like videos, go and watch this:
If you prefer to read, read on!
My goal with each training day is to discuss how to build and grow a community, including building collaborative workflows, defining a governance structure, planning, marketing, and evaluating effectiveness. The day is packed with Q&A, discussion, and I encourage my students to raise questions, challenge me, and explore ways of optimizing their communities. This is not a sit-down-and-listen-to-a-teacher-drone on kind of session; it is interactive and designed to spark discussion.
The day is mapped out like this:
- 9.00am – Welcome and introductions
- 9.30am – The core mechanics of community
- 10.00am – Planning your community
- 10.30am – Building a strategic plan
- 11.00am – Building collaborative workflow
- 12.00pm – Governance: Part I
- 12.30pm – Lunch
- 1.30pm – Governance: Part II
- 2.00pm – Marketing, advocacy, promotion, and social
- 3.00pm – Measuring your community
- 3.30pm – Tracking, measuring community management
- 4.30pm – Burnout and conflict resolution
- 5.00pm – Finish
I will warn you; it is an exhausting day, but ultimately rewarding. It covers a lot of ground in a short period of time, and then you can follow with further discussion of these and other topics on our Community Leadership discussion forum.
I hope to see you there!