Pitt is creating a Staff Community of Practice for those who support their unit’s implementation of community engagement. The goal of the community is three-fold:
1) To build a network of community engagement practitioners who can support and mentor one another,
2) To advance community engagement at Pitt and,
3) To strengthen your practice of community engagement.
If your work brings together the university and the community for collaborative partnered work, you are most welcome. Please email Jamie Ducar, director of community engagement, to RSVP. Even if you are unable to make our initial convening, please fill out the following Qualtrics survey in order to indicate your interest in participating.
Our first meeting will be held from 11am to 1pm on Wednesday November 13th in the Kurtzman room of William Pitt Union, lunch will be provided.
What is a community of practice? A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a common concern, a set of problems, or an interest in a topic and who come together to fulfill both individual and group goals. CoPs often focus on sharing best practices and creating new knowledge to advance a domain of professional practice. Interaction on an ongoing basis is an important part of this. Many communities of practice rely on face-to-face meetings as well as web-based collaborative environments to communicate, connect and conduct community activities.
Wednesday, November 13 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.