This Community of Practice is run by and for members.
During 2012, the CoP Steering Group is able to support a limited number of applications by topic groups to work together in ways that fulfil the high level outcomes of the CoP, namely:
One of the ways of working that the CoP has had some success with is when CoP members collaborate together over a period of months to create new resources (handbooks/films/animations/toolkits). Recent examples include the Exploring Community Resilience handbook and guide to Appreciating Assets.
This often involves a mixture of online and face-face collaboration, with the support of a facilitator who also has a good grounding in the topic.
If you would like to work with other CoP members to develop such a resource, and have an idea for a topic that you think is timely and that other CoP members may be interested in, please get in touch with Nick Wilding or a Carnegie Associate who may already be developing a related topic (list below) by February 28th, 2012.
Note that the CoP has a remit to 'help people to meet people they didn't know they were supposed to meet' - and to make connections where possible across the five jurisdictions of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. In addition, the Steering Group is more able to make a decision to support topics where there is evidence of engagement and activity within the Community of Practice (e.g. people responding to blogs, videos etc.).
Current Carnegie Associates are: