A community of practice facilitates the growth of effective, durable learning and community development systems. Grounded in Wegner-Trayner's Communities of Practice and modeled after the CE Fellows Program created by Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College, the meetings involve discussions about effective learning and community development design, and opportunities to workshop questions that we have about our emerging work.
Each Fellow joins one of two cohorts (8-12 people) for a series of 8 meetings that take place from September-June. For the first cohort, we will meet 3 times during the Spring semester.
If you are interested in joining, you can sign up and find information at the following link.
Benefits associated with participation in a community of practice:
Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
- Creates a rigorous and collaborative learning environment for every participant
- Helps campus and community partners build relationships
- Creates partnerships
- Utilize each others’ expertise
- Utilizes a process to create equity by giving equal voice to all participants
- Provides Social Learning Experiences
- Provides learning partnerships
- Gain insight from multiple angles and diverse perspectives
- Build collaborative solutions to benefit our community