• Get coaching and training

    Communities Reinvented Posted Jul 02 2021, 12:52 PM

    Do you need help with building your Community of Practice? Reply to this thread to get ad-hoc support on how to create and develop impactful Communities of Practice. 

    This thread connects DEMAND - teams, organizations, individuals who are looking for support in the form of training or coaching on creating and managing Communities of Practice – with SUPPLY - trainers and coaches who are certified Community Managers or experienced in providing capacity building for creating and managing Communities of Practice. 

    How to request support 

    Make sure you are logged in and then Post a Reply to this thread – scroll to the bottom of this page to see the “Post Reply” button – and include the following information in your reply: 

    • Name, Email, Organization, Country 

    • Your Needs/Requirements 

    • Language(s), and Background/Context 

    • Timeframe 

    Once a certified Community Manager or trainer responds to you via email, make sure that they include their credentials and/or experience in their response.  

    Disclaimer: the WBG does not endorse any specific certification or any specific trainer. 

    How to respond to a request for support 

    Only certified/experienced Community Managers and Community Management Trainers should respond to requests for support.  

    If you are a certified/experienced trainer and would like to receive notifications of new requests for support, make sure you follow this thread - click on the blue button “Follow” at the top-right corner of this page, then choose “Email Subscriptions”. 

    Once you have assessed your readiness to address the needs expressed in the request for support, send an email to the email address provided by the requestor, including: 

    • Your credentials 

    • A summary of your experience – e.g.: other training and/or coaching you have provided in the past 

    • A way forward, such as an invite to a call to discuss the details of the service to be provided 

    Other resources to help you build impactful Communities of Practice

    • If you are looking for a manual on how to build Communities of Practice, visit the WBG Community of Practice Toolkit, a collection of practical tools that you can use to design, develop, and manage impactful Communities of Practice. 

    • For general questions about Communities of Practice, see this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page with advice and practical tips for building communities. 

    • For peer advice, ask a question on Communities4Dev, a Community of Practice bringing together Communities of Practice enthusiasts with the purpose of helping each other develop impactful Communities in the International Development sector.  

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  • Ask a Question - Share an Answer

    Bruce Summers Posted Apr 02 2021, 3:05 PM

    Who: Any member of Communities4Dev can ask questions . Any member can and should respond to questions from other members. Communities4Dev is about sharing and learning.


    1. Click "Join" on the upper right side of the Communities4Dev Home page to become a member

    2. If you have not already done so, must also be a registered member of C4D (See Pages 2 and 3 in the Collaboration for Development Quick Start Guide)

    What: Questions should mostly be related to community management, communities of practice, training or coaching.

    Example: Do we have to have a core team and a core group, we only have about 25 members?

    Perhaps out of scope:

    Example: Do you offer a course on how to use system thinking in health financing? 

    When: This site is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Ask a question as you think of it. Similarly, if you see a question that you can answer, go ahead and respond even if it is just 3 bullets, based on your experience.

    Where: 1.Click on the Discussions Tab. 2. Then click New Post.  After your Question is Posted, then any member can 3. Post a reply to your question or reply to another member's reply.

    Why: Ask a question? We hope Communities4Dev will be a resoure where people can quickly find community management tip, tools and resources, but also where you ask and  questions from your peers.  We hope to build a sense of community where you can go to find your one minute solutions - just-in-time - or to find a more nuanced answer building on the collective experienc of the group. So, have you asked your question?

    Tip: When you ask a question, it is good practice to share a bit of background.  This will help us to respond:)

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  • Introduce yourself - Who are you and why are you interested in Communities of Practice (CoPs)?

    Bruce Summers Posted Mar 26 2021, 4:29 PM

    Everyone can join Communities4Dev, click the "Join" button on the Home page, if you are not already a member of C4D, then you may need to complete the C4D member registration page. After you Join/or Log into C4D come to this page and Introduce yourself. This will help you to connect with other members of this group and it will help us connect and get to know a little more about you.


    1. Just click on this "Discussion" thread and then click "Reply" and enter your information.

    2. You can reply to the main discussion prompt

    3. Alternately you can reply to another member's introduction - example: "How did you get started", or "How does your organization support its CoPs?"

    4. You can "Like" a member's Post

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