#CMGRHangout presents: Community Resources & Education

Last week we discussed Tools of the Trade and collected quite the variety of community related tools to check out. This week we’re continuing the back to school trend by looking at what’s out there in the form of resources and education for community builders. Lifelong learning is crucial to your role, if we didn’t believe that—we wouldn’t keep hosting this hangout!

Let us know if you want to join us on air, otherwise we’ll see you on Twitter!

Join us for this week’s #CMGRHangout panel on Friday, September 18th at 2pm EDT/11am PDT to talk resources & education for community builders.

+Jonathan Brewer, +Dom Garrett and +Sherrie Rohde will be hosting the hangout with +Jenn Chen, +Lindsey Erlick and +Eric Herberholz as panelists. +Carrie Keenan and +Christin Kardos will be moderating the Twitter chat using #CMGRHangout .

Discussion Questions

1. Who do you look to as a role model or key person to follow in the community space?
2. What are some of your favorite books relevant to community building?
3. Which blogs do you turn to in order to fine tune your community skills?
4. Which podcasts do you find valuable as a community builder?
5. Have you ever been certified? By who? Was it worth it?
6. Have you ever taken a community course? Which one? What made it valuable?
7. Have you ever found value in a member organization? Which one?
8. Which conferences do you find valuable as a community builder?
9. Did we miss anything else? Give it a shout!

RSVP & Watch the Hangout

RSVP here to let us know you’re going to watch. This will add the event to your calendar and remind you to attend! If you want to be on air, please let us know in advance by commenting here.

Let’s discuss ways you can attend:

Watch: You do NOT need to join the hangout. Just stay on the Google+ Event and you’ll see the video on YouTube. (Don’t worry, it will be there and start playing as soon as the broadcast begins.)

Talk and Be Seen: If you decide you want to talk, not just watch, please let us know in advance. (We will only invite a few people for this event, so let us know why you would like to attend.) 

Chat: You can watch here and/or follow the conversation on Twitter using #CMGRHangout .

If you join us on the hangout, a wired internet connection is preferred and if you have a headset with mic or earbuds, that works best for the audio. You will also need a working webcam.

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