Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice

A Community of Practice is a group of people who share the same craft or profession and thus the same interest in a particular subject. These communities come together with the goal of gaining knowledge related to the area by way of sharing with the community. The process of sharing information and experiences within the group results in an outcome where the members learn from each other, have the opportunity to develop themselves and make a greater impact within their institutions.

Benefits of Participating in a Community of Practice

  • Problem solving/brainstorming
  • Sharing information
  • Discussing development
  • Documentation projects
  • Visits
  • Mapping knowledge and identifying groups

Change Management Community of Practice

This community promotes change management best practices which include the mitigation of project pain points and the implementation of organizational changes in higher education.  This community is for those interested in learning more about managing change, those who already practice change management and those who sponsor change initiatives. We exchange ideas, lessons learned, best practices, and advice about change management.

 

Co-Chairs

Sue Anderson
University of California, San Diego
sueanderson@ucsd.edu
Lisa Terry
University of California, Davis
lgterry@ucdavis.edu
Kathleen Scott
California State University, Fresno
kscott@csufresno.edu
Bridget Wikidal
California State University
bwikidal@calstate.edu

Lean Community of Practice

This community works to expand knowledge of Lean principles and practices.  As information and ideas are shared, members support one another in introducing continuous improvement and operational excellence to their respective institutions.

 

Co-Chairs

Krista Schulte, Chair
University of Michigan
kmschult@umich.edu
Brandon Burke, Co-Chair
Miami University
burkebm@miamioh.edu
Lisa Earls, Co-Chair
University of North Dakota
lisa.earls@und.edu

 

Leadership Community of Practice

Colleagues exchange ideas, expertise, approaches, models, and program and initiative designs across a variety of topics. A sample of topics include: creating a culture of leadership, leadership as a continuum,  coaching, consulting, advising, and measurement, succession planning and talent development, how to start a best practice organization, open enrollment versus targeted professional development.

Chair

Kathryn Burkgren
Cornell University
Klb18@cornell.edu


DID YOU KNOW? 

Communities of Practice have become a growing method for knowledge production and a reframing of the idea that people learn best from each other.