Communities of Practice

“Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.”

Lave & Wenger, 2015

According to Etienne & Beverly Wenger- Trayner, social learning theorists working at the intersection of theory and practice, communities of practice (CofP) offer many benefits to their members that include.

  • Help each other solve problems
  • Hear each other’s stories and avoid local blindness to context and routines
  • Find synergy across structures
  • Keep up with change
  • Reflect on their practice and improve
  • Build a shared understanding
  • Cooperate on innovation
  • Find a voice and gain strategic influence


Amplifying & Utilizing the Collective Wisdom in the Region