If you have a substantive question that you’d like to pose to the Learning Lab community for their advice and expertise, one way to contribute your question is through Ask & Answer. Visit the Ask & Answer page to learn more about this community feature. Please remember that while everyone can browse the Ask & Answer conversation, only Learning Lab members who are logged in to the site can post questions and answers.

Once you’ve logged in, click on the “Ask the community” link at the top of the Ask & Answer page to post your question; but before you do, we encourage you to check if anyone has already posted a similar inquiry. Do this by scrolling through the current questions or using the search bar above the Question of the Month. Ask & Answer questions should focus on topics like the following:

  • Adaptive Management
  • Change Management
  • Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA)
  • Communities of Practice
  • Facilitation
  • Governance/ Leadership
  • Influence
  • Methodology
  • Program Cycle
  • Regional Support & Exchange
  • Results
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Strategy
  • Systems
  • Thought Leadership
  • Transformation

Once you click on the link, a pop-up window will open with a form where you can enter a basic question as well as a more complete explanation or more detailed version of your question. The question text will appear like a subject line on the Ask & Answer landing page, while the full question description will only display once someone visits the full discussion. Also on the form, feel free to indicate any Learning Lab resources that may be related to your question along with the Program Cycle Component and Sector tags most relevant to you query. Finally, click “Save.”

After you’ve submitted your question, a moderator will review it within three business days to decide whether to post it on the Ask & Answer page, or, if it’s not relevant for the Ask & Answer community, will try to point you to other resources.