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Office hours

Office hours in communities are more commonly recurring meetings that encourage members to talk, ask questions, discuss ideas, and more. It’s usually a half-hour to an hour-long session that might feature guests or community leaders for members to talk to.

Why should you consider hosting office hour sessions for your community?

  • It offers a direct opportunity for people to open up and talk about things, especially for those who prefer talking over posting a question.
  • It’s usually a recurring meeting (like every Wednesday or every Friday) which gives people something to look forward to and even prepare beforehand.
  • Great way to engage and offer value.
  • Discussions are open-ended mostly so even the conversations are free-flowing.

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