TSPA’s 2022 Roadmap

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There’s never a dull moment in trust and safety, and the TSPA community is gearing up for another year full of challenges and opportunities. This year, we’re focusing our programming around three key themes:

  • Professional development
  • Convening the community
  • Knowledge sharing

Professional Development
Let’s be real: as a professional association, professional development is pretty obvious. But what does professional development with TSPA look like this year?

  • Event series: Careers in T&S
    Whether you’ve been in T&S for a decade or you’re still wondering whether a move into T&S is right for you, we’ve got you covered! We’re putting together a series of panels and AMAs with professionals all over the field to illustrate the myriad paths you can take in your T&S career, with a focus on how you can prepare yourself for those paths. You can catch the first one on March 2!
  • Member presentations
    Have a great project you’ve been working on? You can show it off to a community of your peers! Member presentations are a way for professionals to showcase innovation, lead conversations, get feedback from people who really understand the work, and spark new ideas. (Our first member presentation of the year is coming up February 24!)
  • Topical roundtables and webinars
    The global regulatory landscape changes real fast. Your VP is asking whether you’ve invented any other success metrics to track. You haven’t even had a moment to figure out Web3. When you’re a member, you can let us know where you could use a little extra knowledge boost, and we can get a discussion group together or find an expert to do a webinar.

Convening the Community
We’re excited to be introducing more ways to connect with other members this year — and you don’t even have to leave your house for some of them!

  • Local meetups
    We’re officially scoping out venues for member meetups in San Francisco (April), New York (May), London (July), and Dublin (July). Be sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter to get the details as we confirm dates and locations. (Also, let us know if you have a favorite local venue!)
  • Slack workspace
    A community as global as ours needs an easy way to communicate that transcends time zones. Our Slack workspace will soon be open to all members; it’s a great place to ask questions, share ideas, and connect with peers and mentors. (Thank you, Slack team, for your generous support!)
  • TSPA conference
    In September, we’ll be gathering as a community at our first-ever conference for trust and safety professionals. This will be a hybrid event so everyone can participate, with a physical component in the SF Bay Area and a virtual component taking place at various times to make it accessible for members across the globe. We’ll be confirming the dates and details in the next few weeks, so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop. Interested in helping with the conference? The conference working group is accepting applications now!

Knowledge Sharing
At TSPA, we don’t believe in re-inventing wheels. Here are some of the knowledge-sharing projects our members are producing this year:

  • T&S compensation report
    This project was the overwhelming winner in our planning survey last year. Anyone working in T&S knows that there’s no formal compensation benchmarking for T&S roles. At least not yet. We’re working with our members to collect this data and turn it into something that workers can use to evaluate their own compensation and that hiring managers can use to ensure their offers are competitive. If you’re passionate about this topic, consider joining our compensation survey working group!
  • T&S vendor directory
    Our field has seen explosive growth over the last few years, and the T&S vendor field has grown in response. Our vendor directory will help T&S teams understand which services are out there so they can figure out which ones are right for them. If you’ve ever spent time scouring a vendor’s site map trying to figure out if they do the thing you’re looking for, you might be a good fit for our vendor directory working group!
  • Wellness program provider directory
    Our jobs are difficult enough: implementing a wellness program for your team shouldn’t be yet another challenge. We’re working to assemble a directory of companies that provide workplace wellness services around the world, along with examples of their work so you can get a sense of who might be right for your team.

We develop our programming collaboratively with our members, so if there are specific projects you want to get involved with or if you have an idea you don’t see listed here, please get in touch! If you’re not a member yet, you can inquire about corporate supportership here, or you can sign up as an independent member in the coming weeks. No matter how you choose to get involved, we’re excited to share this year with you.