Communities of Practice… Benefits to AADE’s SPGs & Chapters? Leadership Development Series AADE Annual Meeting -- Los Ange...
“ Communities of Practice” … A peer-driven approach connecting people and knowledge through meaningful conversations of wh...
A Theoretical Model <ul><li>A learning theory conceptualized by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger proposing  the idea that  </l...
According to Wenger… CoP defines itself along 3 dimensions: <ul><li>What it is about   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint enterpr...
Communities of Practice  (CoPs) <ul><li>Groups of people who share a passion for something they do, and learn how to do it...
3 Elements <ul><li>The domain </li></ul><ul><li>The community </li></ul><ul><li>The Practice </li></ul>Domain Community Pr...
Domain (Defines the issues) <ul><li>Members have …  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity  defined by a shared area of interest <...
Community   (People who care about the domain) <ul><li>Members… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate  in joint activities & d...
Practice  (Shared ideas, tools, info., goals) <ul><li>Members are … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practitioners </li></ul></ul><ul...
Key Features of CoPs <ul><li>Communication: Managed by making connections </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Domain of Practice, kno...
What CoPs Do <ul><li>Facilitate collaboration/communication </li></ul><ul><li>Develop/Identify Subject Matter Experts  </l...
Benefits of a CoPs <ul><li>Access to knowledge and experience  </li></ul><ul><li>Build relationships with those who have e...
 
Growing CoPs <ul><li>“… you cannot force a plant to grow by pulling its leaves… </li></ul><ul><li>what you can do is creat...
AADE & Communities of Practice What Would a CoP Offer to AADE SPGs & Chapters?
AADE Chapters SPGs
Organizational Benefits <ul><li>Increased Productivity & Performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through enhanced professional r...
Organizational Benefits <ul><li>Intellectual property of experts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>within AADE will enable our leaders...
Organizational Benefits <ul><li>Knowledge ecology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broaden & enrich the knowledge domain.  </li></ul>...
Learning Curve Leveraging New Knowledge Normal Learning Curve - - - - -  L E A R N I N G  - - - - - - - - - -  T I M E - -...
 
What will the CoP provide to AADE SPGs & Chapters? <ul><li>Focus -- passion for quality </li></ul><ul><li>Trusted environm...
What Value Does a CoP Offer to AADE SPGs & Chapters? <ul><li>Connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership reaches across t...
What Value  (con’t) <ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional focus with a positive voice </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
 
 
Barriers <ul><li>SPG’s may feel threatened—especially large or strong groups </li></ul><ul><li>Individuality lost  </li></...
Body of Knowledge Experiences Templates Insights Tools Best Practices Share Problems
 
SPG & Chapter Hurdles <ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Time ...
Summary <ul><li>Communities are the people end of the knowledge spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize the untapped potential ...
 
COP : CPC & SPG Applications <ul><li>How would you align the Communities of Practice? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting? </li>...
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    1. 1. Communities of Practice… Benefits to AADE’s SPGs & Chapters? Leadership Development Series AADE Annual Meeting -- Los Angeles, CA August 8, 2006 Nancy D’Hondt RPh, CDE Margie Lawlor, MS, CDE
    2. 2. “ Communities of Practice” … A peer-driven approach connecting people and knowledge through meaningful conversations of what works in practice.
    3. 3. A Theoretical Model <ul><li>A learning theory conceptualized by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger proposing the idea that </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning is social and comes largely from our experience of participating in daily life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A process of engagement in a 'community of practice'.  </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. According to Wenger… CoP defines itself along 3 dimensions: <ul><li>What it is about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint enterprise as understood and continually renegotiated by its members. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How it functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mutual engagement that bind members together </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What capability it has produced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared repertoire of communal resources (routines, artefacts, vocabulary, styles, etc.) developed over time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( http://www.infed.org/biblio/communities_of_practice.htm ) </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Communities of Practice (CoPs) <ul><li>Groups of people who share a passion for something they do, and learn how to do it better as they interact with other members of the community </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a shared collection of resources to support work in a specific field </li></ul>
    6. 6. 3 Elements <ul><li>The domain </li></ul><ul><li>The community </li></ul><ul><li>The Practice </li></ul>Domain Community Practice
    7. 7. Domain (Defines the issues) <ul><li>Members have … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity defined by a shared area of interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment to domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared competence </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Community (People who care about the domain) <ul><li>Members… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in joint activities & discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help each other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build relationships so that hey learn from each other </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Practice (Shared ideas, tools, info., goals) <ul><li>Members are … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practitioners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a shared repertoire of resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stories </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ways of addressing recurring problems </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Key Features of CoPs <ul><li>Communication: Managed by making connections </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Domain of Practice, knowledge and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on value, mutual exchange and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Crosses operational, functional and organizational boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Defined by people, not tasks </li></ul>
    11. 11. What CoPs Do <ul><li>Facilitate collaboration/communication </li></ul><ul><li>Develop/Identify Subject Matter Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Filter out incorrect information by peer groups </li></ul><ul><li>Capture knowledge (intellectual capital) </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent re-inventing the wheel by sharing knowledge and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Share successful (best) practices </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease learning curve </li></ul><ul><li>Increase organizational learning </li></ul>
    12. 12. Benefits of a CoPs <ul><li>Access to knowledge and experience </li></ul><ul><li>Build relationships with those who have expertise in a particular domain </li></ul><ul><li>Develop best practices through discussions and sharing of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how others have solved problems, instead of reinventing the wheel </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up-to-date at the time and pace of the individual member </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a community spirit. </li></ul>
    13. 14. Growing CoPs <ul><li>“… you cannot force a plant to grow by pulling its leaves… </li></ul><ul><li>what you can do is create the infrastructure in which it can prosper.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Etienne Wenger, 1999 </li></ul>
    14. 15. AADE & Communities of Practice What Would a CoP Offer to AADE SPGs & Chapters?
    15. 16. AADE Chapters SPGs
    16. 17. Organizational Benefits <ul><li>Increased Productivity & Performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through enhanced professional relationships and trusted knowledge. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stronger Organizational Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The creation of a sharing environment between trusted peers facilitates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>stronger organizational communication, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>increased organizational use of best practices, contributing to stronger overall excellence & professionalism. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 18. Organizational Benefits <ul><li>Intellectual property of experts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>within AADE will enable our leadership to have information to efficiently make critical decisions and respond quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities of practice foster knowledge generation and professional development contributing to stability within the organization </li></ul></ul>
    18. 19. Organizational Benefits <ul><li>Knowledge ecology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broaden & enrich the knowledge domain. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build the intellectual capital of AADE and decrease the learning curve of members…Advance the profession! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leadership development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community councils will prepare future leaders. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advance strategic goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All these organizational benefits will serve to advance AADE’s Strategic Plan </li></ul></ul>
    19. 20. Learning Curve Leveraging New Knowledge Normal Learning Curve - - - - - L E A R N I N G - - - - - - - - - - T I M E - - - - - - - Improving the Way We Learn
    20. 22. What will the CoP provide to AADE SPGs & Chapters? <ul><li>Focus -- passion for quality </li></ul><ul><li>Trusted environment </li></ul><ul><li>Member connection through conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation and creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Committment to the profession & organization </li></ul><ul><li>Capability to share horizontally and/or vertically across the organization </li></ul>Knowledge is social… Relationships power communities and enable knowledge transfer
    21. 23. What Value Does a CoP Offer to AADE SPGs & Chapters? <ul><li>Connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership reaches across the Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Former, future and current members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Others” who provide value and knowledge to the community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource for useful, “practice” knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provided in context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich conversation and knowledge transfer </li></ul></ul>
    22. 24. What Value (con’t) <ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional focus with a positive voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trust and sense of community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiar and “friendly” face </li></ul></ul>
    23. 27. Barriers <ul><li>SPG’s may feel threatened—especially large or strong groups </li></ul><ul><li>Individuality lost </li></ul><ul><li>Financials </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of buy-in from stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tweeners”—may be important to more than one community </li></ul>
    24. 28. Body of Knowledge Experiences Templates Insights Tools Best Practices Share Problems
    25. 30. SPG & Chapter Hurdles <ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Work groups </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
    26. 31. Summary <ul><li>Communities are the people end of the knowledge spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize the untapped potential to enrich education and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge is social…Relationships power communities and enable knowledge transfer </li></ul>
    27. 33. COP : CPC & SPG Applications <ul><li>How would you align the Communities of Practice? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discipline? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… ? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chapters: Can you visualize the Chapter Community of Practice model? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CPC? AADE? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Chapters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SPGs: How do you visualize the leadership model within the “SPG” communities of practice? What does the SPG look like – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Council? Officers? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li># of members? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc…. </li></ul></ul>

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