Graphic: Participation and Contribution Inequality at a Community of Practice (COP)

There tends to be a great inequality when it comes to participation and contributions on the average community of practice (COP). I have prepared this downloadable PowerPoint training graphic to display this. Here is a smaller preview version of the full size graphic:

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Training Presentation: Community of Practice (COP) Content Management

Training Presentation: Community of Practice (COP) Content Management

Content management is one of those essential skills that every community of practice (COP) facilitator must learn if the COP they manage is to grow and prosper. This 16 slide PowerPoint training presentation will give you the basic skills and tips you need to be successful in this area.

The file can be downloaded below.

I have removed all background graphics and kept the theme simple to allow others to apply their own themes to this training presentation.

Paper: Understanding Community of Practice Topics

Some folks have a difficult time understanding the concept and purpose of a topic on a Community of practice (COP). This short four page paper I have authored will help you to understand what topics are, how best to make use of them and how to avoid topic pitfalls. It will also give you some tips, based on my own personal experiences, on making them successful.

Here is a short teaser from the paper:

Training Presentation: Preparing and Delivering an Elevator Speech

For knowledge managers an elevator speech is as essential as a business card. You need to be able to say who you are, what you do, what you are interested in doing and how you can be a resource to your listeners. An effective elevator speech can be a major marketing and promotion tool in your efforts to get senior leader buy-in for your knowledge management efforts.

Training Presentation: Recruiting and Managing the Community of Practice (COP) Support Team

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.

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