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March 25, 2022

Join Us for Center Ring: The Community Manager Empowerment Conference

At The Community Club, helping Community Managers connect, upskill, and take better care of themselves is kind of our thing — and we’re hosting a summit dedicated to just that.

Center Ring: The Community Manager Empowerment Conference kicks off on Monday, April 4, 2022. It’s a full-day event, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m ET.  

This summit is all about helping community pros get back to the heart of their work, Community Events Manager Naya Joseph says.

“Community Managers wear so many hats, it can sometimes feel like a bit of a circus act trying to juggle them all,” she says. “The Center Ring Conference is the day-long solution, offering CMs the opportunity to 'return to center' through various workshops and presentations.”

The summit will bring together industry experts, career coaches and strategists, and wellness practitioners for a combination of 25-minute presentations and 50-minute learning labs. All sessions are designed to equip community pros with the tools and resources to juggle the responsibilities of taking care of a community — and themselves.

Where is it happening?

The conference will be hosted virtually on Hopin. Register here to get notified about new speakers and any changes to the agenda.

What can you expect?

  • 25-minute presentations from industry pros.
  • Q&A sessions with community experts.
  • 50-minute learning labs packed with useful tricks and tips for community management.

Meet the Center Ring speakers

David Fano, Founder and CEO at Teal

David Fano, Founder, and CEO at Teal

David is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience building products and services to help people leverage technology and achieve more with less. As Founder and CEO at Teal, he and his team have grown the platform and community to over 20,000 users, committed to growing their careers. Previously, at WeWork, he held the titles of Chief Product Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Development Officer, and eventually Chief Growth Officer.

Mo Malayeri, Co-founder at Tribe

Mo Malayeri, Co-founder at Tribe

Tribe is a community platform empowering businesses to build customer communities. Before that, Mo founded two tech startups and built a grass-roots community of entrepreneurs, with over 100 events in 23 different cities.

Erik Martin, VP of Services at Commsor

Erik Martin, VP of Services at Commsor

Erik is a community management expert who has led teams at Nike, Reddit, Depop, Airtime, WeWork, and Teal. He was was the longtime General Manager at Reddit and the company’s fifth employee. He has been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine and a top 50 innovator by Adweek.

Kenika Williams, Owner of Tidied By K

Kenika Williams, Owner of Tidied By K

Kenika Williams is an Atlanta-based, multi-faceted professional organizer and business coach. Blending her passion for education, organization, and productivity, Kenika fuses her strengths with an authenticity that is inspirational and encouraging, but also action-based. Kenika has the unique ability to move others into action and educate from a sense of love for women looking to become more organized and productive with their time.

Noele Flowers, Director of Community Education at C School

Noele Flowers, Director of Community Education at C School

Noele is currently leading C School at Commsor, where she strives to draw on her own experience in community management and industry best practices to create training for Community Managers all along the career path. Before joining Commsor, she led a robust entrepreneur community at Teachable, where she worked to both improve member experience and provide real business impact for the company. Before working in ed-tech, she was a public high school music teacher.

Patricia Smith, Founder of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project

As a certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist, she has been writing, speaking, and facilitating workshops on the subject nationally and internationally for the past 20 years. She has authored five books on the subject. Additionally, she was twice named a Whiteley Scholar, which provides writing/study grants funded through the Helen R. Whiteley Foundation at the University of Washington in Seattle. In September 2016, Patricia presented a TEDx talk about Navigating the Path to Wellness: Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving.

Patricia Smith, Founder of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project

Nivi Achanta, Founder and CEO at Soapbox Project

Nivi founded The Soapbox Project, which makes social impact easy for busy people. Their lightweight social justice funnel starts with bite-sized climate action plans, scales up through monthly action hours, and engages people further through a membership community focused on local action.

Stay connected

The summit is brought to you by the team at The Community Club and Commsor, and we'll be in touch with you leading up to the conference with all the info you need. In the meantime, join us on Twitter and our forum for daily discussion on all things Community-Led!

Pam Magwaza
March 25, 2022

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