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Mark Scott
Rapport Building and Communicating Coach Developer

Getting Your Community of Practice Members Ready

The second article in a five-part series exploring the value of Communities of Practice (CoPs). The series uses findings from a research project undertaken between UK Coaching and The Albion Foundation to demonstrate the impact of CoPs on coach learning and development

Learning in a community of practice (CoP) looks and feels very different to traditional education methods that we are used to. This is one of the main strengths of learning in a CoP, as it allows everyone to participate and get involved in the learning in a relaxed and more informal way.

However, this can also result in the people in the CoP feeling uneasy and unsure about how to go about taking part, so it is worth trying to upskill the members of a CoP in the formative stages, before getting the CoP fully operational.

In the collaboration between UK Coaching and The Albion Foundation, CoP members told us:

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Mark Scott