Hello CMX Community!
Our topic for December's Office Hours is
"How to Run a Mentorship Program for your Community"
CMX Office Hours is a community-led event where you ask your CMX peers anything about community topics.
WHY: Community professionals can benefit from having a mentor as this is an emerging industry where responsibilities can be fast-changing and multi-faceted. The communities we manage may also benefit from a mentorship program. This allows less experienced members to learn from more knowledgeable individuals. This promotes growth of the individual mentees / mentors, and by extension, growth of the community.
"Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but they must have a certain area of expertise." - Wikipedia
SPEAKERS / MENTORS:
--- Ellie MacBride, Community Lead at Substack, former Community at Patreon, RocketSpace and Make School.
Ellie launched a mentorship program at Substack recently and she will be sharing her learnings with us. https://substack.com/bridge
--- Claire Smith of Coursera.org , our co-host, will also be sharing her experience building a mentorship initiative.
WHAT: Come with YOUR questions, and we will do our best to address them. Meet other community professionals who are in similar situations and build your network of support! This event is open to all community professionals and enthusiasts.
PREPARE: We encourage you to post your questions in advance in the slack channel Community-Events . Use hashtag #OfficeHours so that our subject matter experts can be identified in advance. Or, feel free to message @Claire Smith or @TinaAmper with your questions. If you are unable to attend the event in real-time, send us your questions in advance and watch the responses in the recording. Yes, we will record the event and share the link with those who RSVP'ed.
VOLUNTEER: If you are an experienced CM professional with knowledge of this topic, please join and volunteer to help resolve the questions. We don't always know the answers but we sure can discuss our way out of trouble. Right? Let's go!