Community of Practice

The intention of the Learning and Development Community of Practice (CoP) is to unite departments across our university community that offer learning opportunities (e.g.) workshops, with a focus on engaging learners in personal and professional development. With the evolution from face to face to virtual models and the exploration of hybrid learning options, we aim to establish collaborations, partnerships, and group discussions on how to leverage technology in our ever-changing environments. Further, we want to engage learners online and/or in-person while exploring best practices as we design/facilitate these different learning experiences. 


The Learning and Development CoP has membership from multiple units across campus. Ideally, we attract employees that are leading the work on the ground whose work involves design, facilitation, teaching or leading workshops and educational experiences for staff, students, or faculty.

Departments currently represented in the CoP include:

  • Associate Provost Human Resources (APHR)
  • Campus Housing
  • Campus Wellness and Counselling Services   
  • Centre for Career Action
  • Centre for Teaching Excellence
  • Centre for Extended Learning and WatSPEED
  • Faculty Association
  • Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Library
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Student Success Office
  • Sustainability
  • Writing and Communication Centre


The CoP meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month.  


Currently, the CoP will meet via MS Teams. OHD will establish a Team with the members of the CoP to have a quick and accessible space to host meetings, share resources, and chat between meetings.

Contact Information:

Laura Maple 
Learning and Development Specialist - Employee Development
Organizational &
Human Development

Gitanjali Shanbhag
Online Learning consultant
Centre for Extended Learning Learning