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Supporting Communities of Practice: A TOPS Quick Guide to Linking Development Practitioners

Kathleen MacDonald, Joan Whelan

Communities of practice can take on many different forms. However, they share a common goal: connecting people in a particular craft and/or profession to share experiences and learn from one another. Technology has made easier connecting members of a community of practice across organizations and countries to accomplish work collaboratively, solve problems and help one another learn.

This quick guide to Supporting Communities of Practice gives you the tools you need to get started and host a community for peer learning, sharing and action. Whether you plan to work in the context of face-to-face, telephone or online gatherings, this guide is meant to provide ideas and promising practices for planning, supporting and seeing successful outputs from the community you and your peers have in mind.

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