• Ah, so easy to say we’ll do! How can we though, really, in a way that is healthy and helpful for a Community of Practice? What ways are there to keep the energy and good feelings in the relationships you already […]

    • Hi Lucy

      Thanks for all the suggestions, I will make sure that all, or al least almost all of them are adopted for our CoP communities.

      Another method for chatting and updating which I use is ‘WhatsApp’. I find it really easy to up load and read. It is free to use, and you can add photos and documents without much fuss. information is easily shared among your communities, reaching every member (in theory) instantaneously. Chats often break out within the whole community, to share and exchange views. Even a prime technophobe such as me can use it!

      • Ah yes, Whatsapp! I need to get to grips with this. Until recently I had a Windows phone which didn’t have a compatible version of Whatsapp I could download – have now switched to Android which has made life much easier and I can explore this further. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Share your top network tips on 14 April in the #networks4health tweet chat

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    Download a […]

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    • Thank you Zoe for bravely sharing your experience on your journey. This will be useful to all facilitators.
      Facilitation of a CoP is very challenging especially in today’s environment and it isn’t always easy to discover that shared domain which will spark the passion and energy to get a CoP going.
      Maybe as a result of your learning on this journey, you will now be able to recognize a future potential community or a potential future facilitator to of a CoP in a different area? Your knowledge and experience will be of great support to others.
      Warmest, Angela.

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