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Modern Communities of Practice: Recommendations for Building, Maintaining and Measuring Impact

Modern Communities of Practice: Recommendations for Building, Maintaining and Measuring Impact

This report from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) – Modern Communities of Practice: Recommendations for Building, Maintaining, and Measuring Impact – describes best practices for harnessing such collaborative spaces while also leveraging face-to-face interaction.

Community of Practice Charter Template

Community of Practice Charter Template

This template offers ideas for the type of information you might want to include in your CoP charter – with the expectation that the needs of your CoP, and therefore the charter, may change over time.

Sample Community of Practice Charter

Sample Community of Practice Charter

This is a charter for the British Columbia Knowledge Translation Community of Practice (BC KT CoP). It includes elements such as the CoP mission statement, membership rules, activities, benefits of community participation, and roles and responsibilities for the CoP Leadership Committee.

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.

Communities of Practice

This presentation introduces the concept of a community-of-practice (CoP) and how it can be used to facilitate knowledge exchange. It also explains how to plan for success, what different platforms and techniques can be used for CoPs, and how to choose what’s best for your audience. Finally, it communicates lessons learned and challenges from the experience of active CoPs such as mHealth, Social Media for Global Health, and the Global Health Knowledge Collaborative.
 

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