Thursday, January 04, 2007

Building Communities of Practice

What, exactly, is a Community of Practice (CoP)?

According to researcher, consultant, author, and speaker Etienne Wenger, "Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a passion for something they do and who interact regularly to learn how to do it better."

What value can a CoP bring to your organization? How are CoPs started and cultivated?

Pioneers of Change ( is an organization that provides education and information about the power and process of Communities of Practice. They offer a handbook that provides an overview of what CoPs are, how they are structured, and how they add value. Download Building Communities of Practice at:

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