Learn how to build and facilitate people-driven communities!

“We need activity that inspires, enables and empowers researchers as well as students. Communities and community-driven platforms are a focal point for all things entrepreneurial. They need to build bottom-up to make grassroots change happen.” – Innovation officer at a Finnish university

A trained community manager has power to cultivate meaningful connections, encourages collaboration, and facilitates knowledge sharing. Their expertise in building relationships, resolving conflicts, and organizing engaging events ensures that the community thrives. By investing in a skilled community manager, you can harness the full potential of your own community.

Click here to pre-register – you will receive more information about the training

Community Manager Academy by Crazy Town offers a proven solution based on our 20-year experience of building and operating communities.

If you are losing sleep over community management challenges such as . . .

  • You struggle to engage your members and stakeholders
  • You want to foster a bottom-up entrepreneurial culture
  • Your workspace, coworking hub or platform lacks events, content, and activity

. . . join our upcoming program and you will learn how to

  • Build an attractive and sustainable community, whether it’s a coworking hub, workplace, collaboration platform or any professional community
  • Increase engagement and buzz within the community, so your members feel empowered to share knowledge and build new activities together
  • Use new tools to facilitate bottom-up community-building
  • You will also meet and connect with peers in other communities

Community Manager Academy in a nutshell

What? Peer-to-peer hands-on training program for community-builders.

When? September 7th 2023 – November 28th 2023

How? Online and offline training events + mentoring + access to materials and peer-support

Cost? 2500 € + VAT per participant

Community managers are the heart and soul of a community

Sometimes communities emerge by accident when like-minded individuals meet around a shared topic and find that they are passionate about. They start doing things together, involve others in small tasks – and suddenly – a community emerges. However, more often you need someone to nurture the community as the main job.  We call such people “community managers”

Community managers facilitate interaction, orchestrate various information flows, communicate internally and externally, organize events and serendipitous encounters, build networks, coordinate and crowdsource. 

How does our Community Manager Academy work?

Community Manager Academy offers a learning experience that combines online workshops, two onsite / hybrid events in Finland and peer-to-peer mentoring.

The program begins with a series of online workshops, providing a foundation for the rest of the program. This is followed by a 2-day onsite event in Helsinki, which provides a unique opportunity to network with fellow community managers.

We have additional training period, with peer-to-peer group mentoring sessions tailored to your specific needs. These sessions allow you to connect with other participants, learn from their experiences, and receive personalized guidance from expert mentors.


7.9. 12:00 – 16:00 Kickoff in Zoom

21.9. 12:00 – 16:00 Workshop in Zoom

4. – 5.10. Onsite training (2 days) in Helsinki, Finland

7. – 8.11. Onsite / hybrid training (2 days) in Southern Finland / online, depending on your preference

28.11. Conclusion (1 day) in Zoom

The program also includes peer-to-peer group mentoring sessions (online).

Times in Finnish time zone.

Topics of the Community Manager Academy

  • Basics of your community
  • You as a community manager
  • Building blocks of your community
  • Processes, tools and methods
  • How to create a sustainable community?

Crazy Town – one of the experienced community-builders and coworking space operators in the world

Crazy Town is a community that helps talent, businesses and ecosystems to learn by doing. We operate five hubs across Finland that bring together +400 companies. We also offer various training programs and innovation projects on the topics of community-building, entrepreneurship, business acceleration and university-business-cooperation.

You could say we’ve been working in the future workspace since 2004. We have established & operated, consulted and trained over 50 coworking communities, innovation hubs, clusters and networks in Finland and Europe.

We have also trained over 200 community managers, boundary spanning agents and intermediaries across Finland and Europe. Community Manager Academy is based on our 20-year experience of building and operating professional people-first communities.

For more information,contact

Mikko Korpela
+358 1034 17054

Carolin Otsing
+358 44 097 3650

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