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iTaNGO Communities of Practice Workshop


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iTaNGO Communities of Practice Workshop

  1. 1. Mark Egan, Kate Buller, Charlee Sharples
  2. 2. Agenda• Introduction and Recap of iTaNGO• What is a Community of Practice?• Benefits to you• What next? Subtitle
  3. 3. You know why ICT matters! Increase Increase effectiveness strategic of service opportunities Decrease Decrease costs Risk
  4. 4. Benefits of ICT Planning• Relationship building• Identify issues and root causes of ICT challenges• Identify strategies to increase capacity, efficiency and effectiveness• A framework for decision-making• More accurate and predictable budgeting• Fewer crises and ad-hoc approaches
  5. 5. Information Knowledge Workshops Sessions Base Communities Demonstration of Practice Project
  6. 6. Base
  7. 7. It’s All About the Mission and ObjectivesWhat is your mission?What are your organisation’s key strategic objectives?THEN add technology:– How can technology help you reach your objectives?– Where does technology intersect with your objectives?
  8. 8. Communities of Practice• Communities of Practice (CoPs) are groups of people which exist to build knowledge and expertise in a particular knowledge domain• The iTaNGO project has provision for support of 8 CoPs across the state• Case Study of each CoP to be presented 30th April 2012
  9. 9. Communities of Practice• Self managed• Self defined and self directed• Investigates challenges and critical ICT problems• Drive their own learning through interaction; action learning and research; collaborative projects and shared practice
  10. 10. Communities of PracticeiTaNGO Support:Initial group meeting of CoP – facilitator to assistgroup in setting direction and formulation of learningfocusOnline tool provision, administration and guidance
  11. 11. Communities of PracticeGroup Responsibilities:• creating the community• identifying community needs• participation in discussions and activities• injecting insightful comments and making provocative points in online discussions to keep them flowing and engaging• providing closure when necessary and giving constructive feedback• working to network community members with topic experts• accepting and welcoming new community members
  12. 12. Communities of PracticeMembershipYOU!• Interested people within the sector who are willing to commit to collaborate and learn together about ICT issues
  13. 13. Challenges• What are some of the major issues that inhibit your organisation and the sector’s ability to increase its digital proficiency?• What are the common themes and challenges in the room?
  14. 14. • Please introduce yourself What’s your Name, Organisation and Role?• Why are you here? What are your ICT interests and issues?
  15. 15. Next StepsAs a result of our discussions and your reflections,what are your first actions back in your workplacegoing to be around ICT planning?What are you going to ask the online CoPs to helpyou with to achieve what you need?Who are you going to share your experiences with?
  16. 16. Register onlineto become involved in the CoP