Community of Practice Roles and Facilitation - Girl Scouts L&D Conference Resource Slides

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Resource slides from my workshop on Community Roles and Facilitation, Girl Scouts of America Leadership and Development Conference, July 2010, Edith Macy Center, NY

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  • In all the hype and hustle of emerging technologies, it is easy to lose sight of the bridge between those tools and the people who use them - educators and learners. http://www.flickr.com/photos/poagao/527259919/
  • "The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose." Montaigne
  • Purpose checklist
  • So in the past, I’ve done this exercise in pairs, in World Café and in the 1-2-4 build up. I’d not do 1-2-4 here and Café takes longer, so I suggest pairs or maybe rotating pairs then a debrief.
  • Not clearly demarcated, but roles we are all taking on. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsevilla/189528500/in/set-1368427/ Uploaded on July 14, 2006 by dsevilla
  • Nancy White Full Circle Associates Online facilitator Blogger Learner Chocoholic SEEKER Literal picture, figurative image IDENTITY
  • Community of Practice Roles and Facilitation - Girl Scouts L&D Conference Resource Slides

    1. 1. Communities of Practice Nancy White Full Circle Associates http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/GS+Communities+of+Practice+Workshop http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/33556189/in/set-72157594373420115/
    2. 2. A Community of Practice Perspective
    3. 3. “ CoPs develop around things that matter to people…. The difference between a CoP and a team is that the shared learning and interest of its members are what keeps it together. It is defined by knowledge rather than task. It exists because participation has value to members . “ In their teams, they take care of projects. In their networks, they form relationships. In their CoPs they develop the knowledge that lets them do these other tasks.” Etienne Wenger 1998
    4. 4. A Community of Practice Perspective: Domain
    5. 5. Engage the system in the learning... WHAT?
    6. 6. Domain: Shared Interest; Purpose <ul><li>What are we about? </li></ul><ul><li>What is our identity? </li></ul><ul><li>Significance? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. P ractical Purpose Points <ul><li>Is it clear? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it sharable? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it inviting? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it reasonable? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it negotiable? </li></ul>
    8. 8. purpose exercise <ul><li>PURPOSE! What is the purpose of your community/group? </li></ul><ul><li>write-share-revise </li></ul><ul><li>Community Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/Online+Community+Planning+Checklist </li></ul>
    9. 9. A Community of Practice Perspective: Community
    10. 10. Who we are .
    11. 11. Community Who is involved? What roles? What relationships? How do people connect & interact ? How is engagement and trust fostered?
    12. 12. Legitimate Peripheral Participation Picture courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/rollerboogie/ Lave&Wenger, 1991 “ In the workplace, learners can, when they need, steal their knowledge from the social periphery made up of other, more experienced workers and ongoing, socially shared practice.” (Brown&Duguid, 1992)
    13. 13. Maps & Roles (let's explore)
    14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsevilla/189528500/in/set-1368427/ Find where we can do the most as leaders . Leadership?
    15. 15. A Community of Practice Perspective: Practice
    16. 16. We learn from each other. We learn when we “ do .”
    17. 17. Participation Practices <ul><li>Open Space ( http://www.openspaceworld.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>World Café ( http://www.theworldcafe.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Deviance </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>… and many, many more </li></ul>
    18. 18. Is the distinction between a CoP, team or other form relevant to your situation? <ul><li>A = Yes </li></ul><ul><li>B = No </li></ul><ul><li>C = Lets talk about this more! </li></ul>
    19. 19. Some Comparisons As long as interest remains Informal network Friends and acquaintances Collect & pass on information Mutual needs, friends hip As long as reason to connect exists Etienne Wenger 2003 Who belongs Purpose Cohesiveness Duration Formal Org. Hierarchical reporting To deliver a product or service Organizational goals Until next reorganization Project Team Management assigned To accomplish a specific task Project goals Until project is complete Community of Practice Voluntary, invited or self - selected Build & exchange knowledge Passion, identity, commitment
    20. 20. Source: Keith McCandless http://socialinvention.net
    21. 22. From David Wilcox
    22. 23. Thanks! Nancy White [email_address] http://www.fullcirc.com http://bit.ly/csp5uZ

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