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From: Sanjay Swarup , Expert Replicating Proven Practices To add to comments made by Stan, here are some of my experiences at Ford Motor Company where I supported and managed 54 Communities of Practice (CoPs): For any CoP to survive/thrive, the role of an active executive sponsor is vital. Minimum monthly CoP health checks are a must, as is providing timely rewards and recognition, especially in the presence of peers of the CoP members.

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The E-collaboration network, a CoP and a laboratory

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

Based on the input of John Smith , learning facilitator Don't plan ahead too far, outline a few steps, practice a lot. These wise words summarize quite well the advices given to our e-collaboration by the learning facilitator John Smith. It will not elaborate much on the past but focus on points of reflection and next steps in order to develop our network into a flourishing CoP. A laboratory to gain experiences on the the triplet: tools, applicability, adoption.

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3 Benefits of KM, 3 Types of Community and Online Facilitation, Social Network Software, X-teams - Weekly Knowledge Management blog by Stan Garfield

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Centralized community De-centralized community Distributed community Three types of online facilitation To give you an idea about the challenges and opportunities offered to facilitators and community managers in an increasingly distributed online environment. Centralized facilitation De-centralized facilitation Distributed facilitation KM Link of the Week Trampoline Systems Enterprise software that harnesses social behavior Enterprise software is changing.

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Oops! (Learn from My KM Mistakes) « Apin Talisayon’s Weblog

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CoP portal before community building We helped a loose network of NGOs set up their CoP portal, with the help of Phase 1 money from a donor development institution. The client approached us for KM and change management specifically to (a) clarify the range of user needs and requirements, and (b) facilitate organization-wide acceptance of the IT system. I was very pleased with our proposal, which described a multi-level learning, CoP and IT-enabled processes.

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Full Circle Associates " Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 31 2009 Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity Published by Nancy White at 1:47 pm under Digital Habitats , communities of practice , technology stewardship , visual thinking A couple of people have asked me for more materials related to the Community Orientations Spidergram activity.

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Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If you have ever hankered to read a “real life&# story about an organic community of practice, one free from the business pressures of CoPs manufactured inside of corporations, read this book.

Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 31 2009 Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity Published by Nancy White at 1:47 pm under Digital Habitats , communities of practice , technology stewardship , visual thinking A couple of people have asked me for more materials related to the Community Orientations Spidergram activity.

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Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 31 2009 Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity Published by Nancy White at 1:47 pm under Digital Habitats , communities of practice , technology stewardship , visual thinking A couple of people have asked me for more materials related to the Community Orientations Spidergram activity.

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From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. Introducing CoPs and network ways of working introduces organizational change – so be ready.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It was in “helping&# “save&# the community after Howard lost funding that I had my first big online facilitation failure. It was my urgency to figure this out that set me on my professional path as a practitioner and learner about online facilitation.

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

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OmniFuse “We specialize in rapid creation and adoption of online social networks using our FUSION platform. GoingOn.com Grou.ps (alpha – community facilitator, Yahoo! Vitrue – facilitates user-generated advertising •?

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Collaboration – If it Were That Easy We Would all Do It – Well

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From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. Introducing CoPs and network ways of working introduces organizational change – so be ready.

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Awareness, Phased Growth are Keys to Participation on Wikis

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Home About Work Clients Press Contact 21 days of wiki adoption 9rules adsense advertising analysis Apple ARG Atlassian AusWeb07 Barack Obama better meetings BlackBerry blip.tv I’m picking up the pieces from a “build it and they will come&# first effort of CoPs. Anyway, I’m too busy creating CoPs and informally training up Facilitators, that I haven’t got time to write all the learning guides, and train the trainer guides. Contact me.

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Community management Vs Socio-Collaborative management : how to make the right choice | Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

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Facilitate his staff’s work, bring solutions.

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Cover story: Building healthy communities - Inside Knowledge

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The concept of communities of practice (CoPs), as defined in the book, Cultivating Communities of Practice , was simple: an informal group of peers sharing ideas, insight, information and help about a topic they are deeply, sometimes passionately, interested in.

Innovation and Communities of Practice

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Sometimes you need a community manager. Sometimes a manager is enough. | Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

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front page About Contact Subscribe ← Links for this week (weekly) People Centric Organizations ?

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A Practical Guide to Implementing Web 2.0 (aka Social Networking Tools) in Your Organization

How to Save the World

Groupware, of which the most notorious example is SharePoint, was designed to facilitate 'communities of practice' (CoPs). The result is that you need to take training courses to learn how to navigate and use the groupware and CoP repositories and features.

Using social technologies to aid communities

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” This is where the role of communities of practice (CoP) comes to the fore, mobilizing employees with a common interest or professional passion for a particular topic. or social media tools to facilitate the creation and operation of its communities of practice.

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Full Circle Associates " Notes from the Seattle Online Community Meetup

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In international NGOs and NPOs, this doesn’t really help advance the cause…I told some stories about work I’m doing, people asked me specifically about adoption patterns of wiki use and behaviors, etc. You can chose your visibility, your contact notification.

Overcoming Knowledge Loss: Key Knowledge Retention and Transfer Approaches - KM Edge: Where the best in Knowledge Management come together

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Communities of Practice Best-in-class organizations rely heavily on CoPs for the purposes of identifying, capturing, and transferring knowledge. These CoPs are responsible for cross-divisional knowledge stewardship, including both tacit and explicit knowledge. However, many best-practice organizations have adopted KR&T approaches that address this challenge; popular techniques include knowledge audits, handoff documents, lessons learned, and structured interviews.

Communities of Practice Resources, New KM Site, Online Courses at Kent State, Web 2.0 Reading Lists

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HP Communities » Contact HP United States-English Search: HP Communities All of HP » Home - Tab Blogs - Tab - Selected Weekly Knowledge Management blog by Stan Garfield Communities of Practice Resources, New KM Site, Online Courses at Kent State, Web 2.0 The course instructor-facilitator is Len Asprey, who heads a consulting agency, Professional Information Management and Technology Consulting, with world-wide clients.

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The Art of Building Virtual Communities (Techlearning blog)

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Youd think developing a virtual learning community (VLC) or online community of practice (CoP) would be easier. However, with the rise of virtual learning community platforms like Ning and Elgg it is becoming evident that many CoPs are dead on arrival and many others die of neglect early on, in their toddler stage. but where is the point of contact? Facilitating an online community is a challenge. It really is helpful in understanding the purpose of VLC and CoPs.

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Community Leadership

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Skilled in facilitation PROCESS (be it virtual or real).

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Tim on Etienne (Part I: Learning in Practice)

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Wenger argues for a more realistic adoption and expectation of learning, and challenges us to rethink learning, by introducing a ‘new’ social learning theory that is centered around social participation, being active participants in the practices of social communities and constructing identities in relation to these communities (p.4). Contact him at: mail [at] timhoogenboom.nl