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Communities of Practice leading the way in public service improvement

Communities of Practice leading the way in public service improvement

Rounding out another year of growth and innovation in the use of social media, this item provides a compelling case study for the success of Communities of Practice as a foundation for more effective collaborative working. I’m privileged to have been one of the catalysts for establishing this strategy for UK local government. In fact, I’ve been an advocate for Communities of Practice since long before they were made fashionable by Etienne Wenger et al, tracing my involvement back to…

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Building and Nurturing On-Line Communities – Batteries Not Included

Building and Nurturing On-Line Communities – Batteries Not Included

Much has been written about best practice for developing and nurturing on-line communities , such as Communities of Practice (CoP), and the accepted wisdom is that technology by itself – no matter how good – will NOT deliver vibrant and successful communities. “Build it and they won’t come”  should be the mantra, as Google Wave so amply demonstrated (and I know this was not an on-line community in its purest sense before I get flamed!). I’ve previously tried to illustrate…

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EDO International Congress 2010

EDO International Congress 2010

I had the privilege if being invited to present at the EDO 2010 International Congress in Barcelona at the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialized Training on 12, 13, 14 May 2010. The conference theme was “New training strategies for oganisations” and I did a session on ‘Cultivating Knowledge Through Communities of Practice”.  The slides I used are available for download from Slideshare and embedded in this post. My sincere thanks to Jesús Martinez Marin and the organiser for the…

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Cultivating knowledge through Communities of Practice

Cultivating knowledge through Communities of Practice

The presentation looks at the phenomenon of Communities of Practice and how they can develop into effective knowledge sharing environments. Topics include: What is a ‘Community of Practice’ (CoP)? Moving from conversations to collaboration Community culture and behaviours What makes a successful community? Measuring success and the elusive ROI Lessons learnt from deployment of CoPs in local government. My thanks to Jesus Matinez Marin and the organising committee for inviting me to address the Congreso Internacional EDO 2010 Conference in…

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