Episode 020 Communities of Practice with Diane Culver, PhD

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.