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The Evolving Community of Practice

The Evolving Community of Practice – this presentation begins by discussing the origins of communities of practice (CoPs), moves to features, roles of CoPs within organizations, and stages of development. CoPs have been growing in popularity for several years…and the concept seems to be close to hitting main stream awareness. Organizations are beginning to realize that the most effective means to stay relevant and current in a networked economy is to create a networked learning/knowledge sharing structure. Courses for learning, top-down knowledge flow, gurus in silos – these concepts don’t meet our knowledge needs in all situations. A more diversified model incorporates those ideas…and extends them by enhancing connections, relationships, and spaces for collaboration/dialogue.