Communities of Practice


Applications are due September 14, 2018.

A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who share an area of inquiry and engage in collective learning about that issue as it relates to their work or practice. Through discussions, joint activities, and relationship building, the community of practice develops a shared and individual repertoire of resources, skills, and knowledge to use in their practice. Communities of practice exist everywhere; from formalized meetings to informal lunch discussions among peers, they create connections between people, facilitate sharing knowledge, and lead to shared practices.

The University of Minnesota Office for Public Engagement and Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin Campus Compacts will co-sponsor a set of issue-focused Communities of Practice (CoPs) in 2018-19. These CoPs are open to faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community partners affiliated with the University of Minnesota and Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin Campus Compact member campuses.

Topics Include:

  • Community-engaged research methods
  • Cultivating civic-minded professionals (student focus)
  • Developing as community engagement professionals (professional development focus)
  • Depolarization and dialogue
  • Transformative collaboration in community-driven, culturally-responsive partnerships

For more information and to apply, visit the main program page.