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Cultivating a Community-Led Community (workshop)

Hosted by Casey Watts!
Past Event
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About Event

The world needs more happy, healthy communities :)

Other community organizers are always asking me questions like these:

  1. How can we get more members involved, engaged, and empowered?

  2. I'm worried some organizers are getting burnt out. How can we prevent that? How can we get more people organizing?

  3. We want our group to be welcoming and inclusive - how can we do that better?

  4. How do we assess the health of our organization?

We'll cover these in this workshop! 🎉

This workshop includes:

  • Big Ideas. Well-structured, clear concepts and frameworks. Concrete examples from Casey's 20+ community groups.

  • Actionable Takeaways. A one-page summary of the main points from the workshop including a health assessment and questions you can discuss with your group

  • Peer support. Listening to (and sharing with) peers about how they are grappling with these issues. Access to a long-running Discord (text chat) channel with other workshop attendees.

Why Casey?


  • First 90 minutes = Casey will alternate sharing big concepts with having the group reflect on and share their experiences.

  • Last 30 minutes = A structured discussion, facilitated by Casey on what the group wants to discuss, (Lean Coffee style). Way better than a Q&A session.

  • A short break at the halfway mark (60 min in).

Content: We’ll touch on so many topics, including:

  1. What makes some communities SO great (being community-led!)?

  2. How to measure how community-led the organization is?

  3. How to help people help in ways they LOVE to help (skilled and interested)

  4. How to motivate people to work towards the shared vision (hint: it has to be shared! probably co-created!)

  5. How to communicate with members in a way that gets them excited, motivated and engaged (making it easier: summaries, links, access, screenshots)

  6. How to prevent burnout in members and organizers? (monitoring it, addressing it)

  7. How to encourage caring relationships between members (a true community!)

After the event, you will go back to your group to make it stronger:

  1. Assess how community-led your group is

  2. Discuss how to make the group even better WITH your group

  3. Discuss and determine your organization's shared values and goals, and then communicate them with the group

By the end you'll feel:

  • Relieved to know how to address the concerns I've been having about my group

  • Inspired to re-think the way my organization works, empowering members

  • Confident that I know how to facilitate a community-led environment

  • Connected to some other individuals/organizations who are working on similar issues

I'm so glad to be in a position to share these big ideas with you all.

I can't wait to see what you all do with your community-led groups!! 🎉

— Casey


If this is interesting to you, sign up soon!
Attendance is capped at 15, and this is the only session scheduled.