Diane Culver, PhD, from the University of Ottawa, discusses communities of practice in coaching education.
We discuss a history of social learning theory and how this was once a common way people learned including guilds and apprenticeships.
We discussed the requirements to develop a community of practice including creating value and learning imperatives. Some of the key attributes for a successful community of practice include:
People checking their egos at the door
People willing to share
That it does not have to lead to complete agreement by everyone
It needs to be a judgment free zone
Diane highly recommends a workshop from Wenger-Traynor to learn about communities of practice and facilitation.
You can follow Diane on Twitter at di_culver.