What is a community of practice and what do they do?
Put simply a Community of Practice can be a group of people who share a common concern, interest or passion and learn how to do it better or improve it by interacting regularly; you may well be involved in one already without realising.
Before you start to set one up, check that one doesn’t already exist in the Faculty/University that you could utilise.
- Solve problems, share best practice, foster innovation and collaboration;
- Provide a forum where members teach and learn from each other irrespective of their position
- Be more connected and share knowledge
- Support each other
- Build trust
- Breaks barriers
- Allows you to focus on detail
- Improve processes
Building and sharing knowledge
Use a number of effective strategies for gathering and sharing results