Looking to level up your community building skills? Keen to create a strategy for your community?
Apply now for The Community Collective's 7 week cohort where community builders like yourself connect and level up together.
The Cohort aims to enhance your community building skills and unpack how to build a community that means something to people.
You will also grow your network, learn from experts around the world, access resources and create an actionable community strategy that you can implement right away.
100% yes if you are a community builder looking to:
Cohort #1: Mon 10 October - Fri 25 November 2022
Cohort #2: Mon 27 March - Fri 19 May 2023
Location: 100% online with optional in person sessions.
Time commitment: Minimum of 3.5hrs per week to attend live sessions, plus time to implement any action steps you commit to.
Week 1: Building Communities with Cult Status + Welcome Drinks (IRL)
Week 2: Designing Your Community Strategy
Week 3: Community Growth + Engagement Tactics
Week 4: The Art of Facilitation + Public Speaking Tips (IRL)
Week 5: Break and Integration Week (No Live Sessions)
Week 6: Community Operations + Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities
Week 7: The Future of Community + Reflection + Celebration Drinks (IRL)
Kick off the experience to learn everything you need to know about the program, connect with your cohort and set clear goals to achieve.
Mon 10 Oct 4:30pm - 6pm AEDT | Online
Learn from established community builders and startup industry experts about the topics that matter most in community building.
Tuesdays 1pm - 2pm AEDT | Online
Come together with your cohort for an interactive session to apply the knowledge you’ve learnt to your own role and community. This is a hands-on workshop style session.
Wednesdays 6pm - 7:30pm AEDT | Online
Get paired with another community builder from your cohort to catch up 1-1 and check in on your goals. This is a great way to build connections and learn from others in a similar role to you.
Anytime | 30 mins | Online or In Person
Access the community resources, tech tools, articles, books, podcasts, videos and templates recommended by us, key experts and the cohort.
Anytime | Online
Join our Cohort portal to access the cohort Handbooks, member directory, events schedule, content library, music playlists and recordings.
Anytime | Online
Receive recommended community resources and a curated music playlist to listen to at the start of every week.
Monday Mornings AEDT | Online
Catch up in person to connect and build strong relationships with other community builders in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Auckland.
Weeknights 6pm - 8pm AEDT | In Person
Book 3 x 1-1 coaching sessions with our Cohort Coaches to deep dive into your top questions and challenges for 1 hour.
Anytime | Online
Watch this recording to learn all about the cohort, what's involved and how to apply.
This is a presentation style session, followed by audience Q&A with the Co-Founder of The Community Collective, Paz Pisarski.
Co-Founder of The Community Collective, Ex-Community Manager at Startup Victoria and RMIT Activator, Sound Composer and Classical Guitarist, based in Torquay, VIC, Australia.
25 Aug - Applications open (reviewed and interviewed on a rolling basis)
8 Sept - Applications close at 12pm. Scholarship allocation deadline.
1-20 Sept - Interviews with The CC Team.
23 Sept - Outcomes sent via email
29 Sept - Welcome email with program Handbook
3 Oct - Onboarding
10-14 Oct - Week 1: Kick Off Call, Content Session, Welcome Drinks (IRL)
Whilst we'd love to accept everyone, there are limited places available. Priority will be given to active community builders in the Australian and New Zealand startup space. This means those with an active role either at a startup support organisation, a university accelerator, venture capital firm, co-working space or a startup.
No problem! We totally understand. You're welcome to attend our Info Session to get a better feel for what's involved and the exact value you will gain from this offering. Applying is also stage 1 of the process so you can always decide whether or not to be involved later on in stage 2.
This is our first MVP cohort which will run 100% online for accessibility, with optional in person sessions in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Auckland to build that strong sense of community.
Weeks 1, 4 and 7 will have optional in person sessions that you can register to attend via our online community portal. You can attend as many in person sessions as you like.
There will be Welcome Drinks in Week 1 and Celebration Drinks in Week 7 in all 4 cities. There is also an in person Public Speaking Workshop in Melbourne and Sydney in Week 4.
Not at all! You are welcome to attend any in person session no matter where you are based, as long as you register via the online community portal.
As much as we'd love to host sessions in all locations, we too have limits! However, you are welcome to let us know if you'd like to help host a social in your local city during the application process. If there are enough people from the cohort in your city, we can consider organising something.
Nope! You are welcome to complete the online program from wherever you are.
All online sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the online community platform.
You will have access to the online community portal for 3 months after the program end date.
We are all about integrating into your life, not taking it over! The break gives you time and space to consolidate what you have learned, whilst coming back fresh to make the most of the last 2 weeks.
We will run 2 more programs in 2023.
We love your enthusiasm! Here they are:
Cohort #2: Mon 17 April - Fri 29 May 2023
Cohort #3: Mon 11 Sept - Fri 27 Oct 2023
Founder & CEO @ One Roof
“I absolutely love this community. I’ve met so many amazing Community Managers. The meetups are so well run too.”
Equity Crowdfunding @ Birchal
“The CC has opened me to an amazing network of people who have given me inspiration & fantastic ideas about how I can create a better member experience in my current role.”
Alumni Programs Coordinator @ University of Technology Sydney
“It's invaluable to have a space to connect with like-minded community professionals, both online and in person.”
The Community Collective
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