CMX #OfficeHours - Q&A - How To Avoid Burnout as a Community Manager

Oct 6, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

CMX Community Office Hours

CMX Community Office Hours This is a community-led event where you ask your CMX peers anything about community topics.

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About this event

Hello CMX Community!

Welcome to our October 6, 2021  CMX #OfficeHours  - Join us for a discussion on 

WHAT: How to Avoid Burnout as a Community Manager

Community professionals are prone to burnout. In her article, Carrie Melissa Jones said

"Community builders have always talked about how to avoid burnout:

The feeling that you have a million things to do
but cannot seem to find the will to do any of them,
that you will never get “enough” done,
and that you no longer find joy in the work that once got your heart pumping.

Burnout is often the result of unclear direction and an avalanche of expectations, and it is an epidemic among community professionals. We have to do something about it."   
Yes, we should.  We at CMX Office Hours agree with this!

WHY:   And, so, let's talk about ways to take care of ourselves and avoid burnout.  We may already be practicing habits and implementing strategies to accomplish our work while thriving as human beings.  This is critical because thriving community professionals foster thriving communities.  There are many ways to avoid burnout. Join us and share what works for you. And learn how other community professionals are addressing this challenge.

PANELIST:   none.  All participants are invited to share their tips and experiences on how to avoid burn out.

ARTICLES related to this topic:

How the Best Community Pros Avoid Burnout and Stay Productive, CMJ for CMX Hub
The Core Reason for Community Builder Burnout, Carrie Melissa Jones

A Step-by-Step Guide to Taking Time Off as a Community Manager, Carrie Melissa Jones

The Hidden Burnout of Community Builders, Georgia Ritter

Community FAQs: I don’t have budget to add new staff to my community team but I’m going crazy. Shannon Abram
What's your Health Stack, Rosie Sherry

Is your online community healthy? Venessa Paech 


#OfficeHours is similar to a Question and Answer session. ASK US ANYTHING ABOUT Community topics:  This is your chance to ask us anything related to #community.  Whether you are new to community or an experienced professional -- tell us your challenges, concerns, questions about community management!  We pick one topic per month and we invite experts to discuss these topics with you during Question and Answer format.  Consider this a short group-mentoring session. We want to help you flourish and succeed at work, so join us!   If you have other questions, feel free to message @TinaAmper or @Claire Smith. 

VOLUNTEER:  If you are an experienced CM professional with knowledge of this topic, please join and volunteer to help answer questions.   We don't always know the answers but we sure can discuss our way out of trouble.  Right? Let's go!



Wednesday, October 6, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM UTC


4:00 PMOpen Office Hours


  • Claire Smith


    Manager, Learner Success

  • Tina Amper

    Community Management Institute


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