a global community
One of the major reasons communities of practice (COP) often fail, or become less successful than they should, is that the facilitator does not recruit a volunteer support team to assist in daily operations of the COP. Passionate volunteers from among the members can often mean the difference between a highly successful COP and a mediocre one.
This 12 slide PowerPoint training session is designed to train you on almost everything you need to know to recruit and manage a volunteer support team for your COP. As a bonus I also include an example “Guide for the Community of Practice (COP) Support Team Member” in MS Word format which I have modified and updated for the civilian world which I used on several of my own military COPs for a number of years. Please feel free to modify and use this example guide as the basis for your own.
I have removed all background graphics and kept the theme simple to allow others to apply their own themes to this training presentation.
I will be happy to respond to any questions you have about it that are posted in this online forum. It would be nice to get some feedback on this and hear about your own experiences with using volunteers…..
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This presentation and the support guide are released for use under the following license: