CPsquare is an international community of practice on communities of practice. We are a non-profit membership organization that brings together practitioners from all sectors, including industry, government, education, and civic and non-profit organizations.
Our goal is to advance the practice of community-based approaches to learning and knowledge. We seek both practical know-how and a deeper understanding of the principles underlying our practice. To this end, we foster exchanges among practitioners, collect resources, and conduct practice-development projects.
CPsquare members include community coordinators, technologists, consultants, academics, and executives. Members have organized sub-communities—called “practice groups”—on a number of topics, including: the role of the coordinator, collaborative technologies, and launching a knowledge initiative.
Other practice groups are focusing on sector-specific issues in areas such as education, healthcare, and government. Practice group members solve problems together in “case clinics,” and they learn and work together to build, share, and apply new tools and frameworks.
Online workspace—called the Members’ Workspace—for accessing and publishing articles, cases, tools, presentations, and event transcripts; or for looking up members with shared interests and discussing ideas together.
We believe communities of practice are at the heart of any organization’s knowledge strategy. We also believe communities of practice serve purposes that go beyond single organizations—helping to foster learning, innovation, and community in all areas of our lives.
We launched in February 2003. Our community is growing rapidly and as reported in the recent CPnews, we are learning much along the way. We hope you will join us.
Video: David Gurteen on Incentivizing Knowledge Management
David Gurteen on Incentivizing Knowledge Management: David Gurteen talks on how incentivizing knowledge management kills intrinsic motivation and negatively affects true value of the practice. This interview was conducted by Alakh Asthana of eClerx Services at KM India 2009 in Chennai.
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