Etienne Wenger's Communities of Practice Workshop LO25445 -starts Nov 13th

From: John D. Smith (
Date: 10/12/00

Etienne Wenger is offering his workshop on Communities of Practice the
weeks of November 13th, November 27th, and December 11th. It's presented
by the Communities of Practice Consortium, and taught in collaboration
with John Smith.

This online workshop examines what communities of practice are, why they
are important to organizations, how to develop, nurture, and leverage
them, and how to build a knowledge strategy around them.

Schedule: The workshop is held in three separate weeks, stretching over a
five-week period, in a one-week-on, one-week-off cycle. As it simulates
participation in an active community of practice but compresses the
experience into a short period of time, the workshop can take up to 2
hours a day, and some people find themselves spending more time than that
in workshop discussions and projects.

Topics: The workshop explores a broad range of topics, including:
* The composition and life cycle of communities of practice
* The function of communities of practice in the development and
  transmission of knowledge
* Techniques for stimulating, connecting and assessing communities
* Successful community strategies at leading companies

Tuition: Tuition for this workshop is $695. To encourage group learning,
a discount of 10% is available when 3 people from the same organization
take the workshop at the same time.

Details and registration: Contact
us at and


--* John D. Smith, 503.963.8229, 2025 SE Elliott Ave, Portland OR 97214-5339
--* ICQ: 72789757 cell: 503-975-7799
--* "The map is not the territory" -- Gregory Bateson

[Host's Note: I have taken this workshop and I highly recommend it. For
those inclined to a book instead of a workshop, I recommend Wenger's book

Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity
   by Etienne Wenger


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