Exercise: Developing a Community of Practice
The purpose of this exercise is to provide participants with an understanding of how to develop a community of practice (CoP). A CoP is a group of individuals who are bound together by a shared interest or purpose and interact over time. CoPs have the capacity to both share and generate knowledge. Several elements should be discussed as part of the creation of a CoP, including setting a purpose, identification of a timeline, and defining the audience, strategy, security, and culture.