This is a great little video, well 20mins from Tiffany St James at the lift conference and thanks to Steve Dale @stephendale for pointing it out.
Tiffany talks about how people are using online communities to galvanise like-minded participants into action and what we can learn from grass-roots community collaboration to support our own endeavours.
But check out about 4 minutes in to the video as there is a great screen shot from last years Local by Social Online Conference. Which was a great success and all thanks to the hard work of Ingrid Koehler @ingridk and Charlotte Hayes @charliegirlhay
Now just need to work out how to embed the video into WordPress.
The other week I was asked to do a presentation for the Government of Singapore Delegation around the facilitation of communities of practice.
This is my presentation.
The thing I wanted to emphasis was the Impotence of the facilitator in making the community tick.
There are lots of analogues such as the party host and jack of all trades.
And I also went on to say the sorts of activates that the facilitator do. And what happens when the facilitators leave’s.
There are a few figures looking at the avoidable costs that communities can make.
I also mentioned the training we provide and what the KM team does behind the scenes of the CoP platform.
And finished off with one of the great images that have been drawn in the training sessions when it comes to describing what a community facilitator looks like.
I was just scanning through my H-drive looking for something and came across this document by Gilbert Probst and Stefano Borzillo.
It’s a few years old but has some great examples of why communities succeed or fail in organisations and has some really good examples and quote.
The headlines are
Communities of Practice succeed when you:
- Stick to strategic objectives
- Divide objectives into sub-topics
- Form governance committees with sponsors and COP leaders
- Have a sponsor and a COP leader who are ‘‘best practice control agents”
- Regularly feed the COP with external expertise
- Promote access to other intra- and interorganizational networks
- The COP leader must have a driver and promoter role
- Overcome hierarchy-related pressures
- Provide the sponsor with measurable performance
- Illustrate results for COP members
Communities of Practice fail when there is a:
- Lack of a core group
- Low level of one-to-one interaction between members
- Rigidity of competences
- Lack of identification with the COP
- Practice intangibility
If you would like to read more this link will download the full pdf http://tinyurl.com/6zw64t2