What are communities of practice? 

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for a specific interest. Our communities improve and grow by sharing experiences and interacting regularly.
 

Browse our communities

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Waterloo Collaboration & Teamwork Community of Practice

About this community

We offer a unique opportunity for instructors – as well as those who study collaboration and teamwork - to connect with their peers to share examples, experiences, ideas, and best practices around collaboration, teamwork and group work in education. 

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Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) Community of Practice 

About this community

We are open to all University employees and students interested in sharing experiences, ideas, best practices and lessons for managing portfolios and projects. Our vision is to continuously improve, evolve, share, and accelerate learning of PPM practices at the University of Waterloo through regular engagement and thought partnerships.

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Academic Advising Community of Practice 

About this community

We are open to all staff and faculty members who have an undergraduate academic advising role. The Academic Advising Community is an opportunity for networking, consultation, information sharing, training, and engagement.

How to get in touch

Contact Scott Anderson for more information about this practice.

How to get in touch

Contact Pam Fluttert and Connie van Oostveen for more information about this practice.

How to get in touch

Contact Kate Andrey for more information about this practice.

 
 
 

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Responding to Disclosure (RtD) Community of Practice

About this community

We are open to University of Waterloo members who have completed the RtD Train-the-Trainer program and are actively offering and providing Responding to Disclosure training on campus. The community provides a space for trainers to discuss successes and opportunities for growth in facilitation, work collaboratively, develop skills and knowledge, provide and receive feedback, brainstorm and collect ideas that support ongoing knowledge exchange regarding the promotion of effective responses and supports for individuals who have experienced sexual violence and harassment on campus. 

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Wellness Collaborative Community of Practice

About this community

We bring together relevant partners across job descriptions, disciplines, department/units, and affiliated colleges to increase awareness of health and wellness-related work across campus. Involvement is open to all University members; we meet a minimum of 4 times per year. Each meeting considers opportunities for members to network, build professional development & capacity, provide input or consultation on various health and wellness-related activities and initiatives across campus, identify opportunities for coordinating and leveraging of each other’s health promotion and wellness work.

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Learning and Development Community of Practice

About this community

We bring together departments across the University community that offer workshops with a focus on engaging learners in personal and professional development. As we focus on translating workshops and educational opportunities into a virtual learning environment, we want to establish a group to discuss how to leverage technology in a virtual environment, approaches to engaging learners online and exploring best practices as we design/facilitate online learning experiences. We have membership from a number of units across campus. These individuals typically design, facilitate, teach, or lead workshops and educational experiences within their work.

 

How to get in touch

Contact Amanda Cook for more information about this practice.

How to get in touch

Contact Melissa Potwarka to be added to the meeting invitations and mailing list.

How to get in touch

Contact Alannah Robinson or Laura Maple for more information about this practice.

 

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Continuous Improvement (CI) and Change Management (CM) Community of Practice

About this community

We are open to all Staff and Faculty members interested in learning CI and CM concepts, tools and application. Through strong and collaborative relationships, the CoP’s core objective is to build a community of like-minded individuals with the purpose of expanding CI and CM knowledge and tools across campus including affiliated institutions. Together, community members will exchange ideas, lessons learned, best practices and share advice on related work.

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Mentorship and Peer Support Community of Practice
 

About this community

We bring people together from across campus who manage student staff/volunteers and oversee mentorship or peer support programs. The goal of the community is to equip members with  resources and knowledge needed to optimize and enhance the quality of support provided to UWaterloo students.

 
 

How to get in touch

Contact Raghda Sabry, Samantha Murray, or Kimberley Snage about this practice.

How to get in touch

Join the Team if you wish to participate, or contact Jill Knight for more information about this practice.

 
 

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