Lessons Learned About How to Facilitate a Community of Practice
A community of practice is a group of people who share a concern, set of problems, or passion about a topic and a desire to leverage individual and collective talents to deepen their applied knowledge in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis. The Making Connections community of practice connects regularly through in-person convenings, webinars, calls, and email lists to share information, insights, and advice. The sites help each other solve problems, ponder common issues, explore ideas, and act as sounding boards for each other. Over time, they have developed a unique perspective as well as a body of common knowledge, practices, and approaches.
The following is a collection of lessons and recommendations from Prevention Institute staff that have supported Making Connections and other communities of practice.