Communities of practice

within and across organizations

a guidebook

Etienne Wenger-Trayner, Beverly Wenger-Trayner, Phil Reid, Claude Bruderlein

a publication of the Social Learning Lab
Sesimbra, Portugal

What does it take to launch and sustain a community of practice initiative? This book helps guide individuals, teams, and organizations through the process.

It is for organizational leaders creating a conducive environment, community leaders launching and sustaining their communities, people in various roles facilitating meetings, activities, and the use of technology, and evaluators accounting for the value communities create.

It reflects the combined experiences of the authors in cultivating communities of practice within and across organizations.

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