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Some research for Tony Budak about Communities of Practice posted to TBMW Forum:

Community of Practice Background:

Étienne Wenger (Computer Science) developed the concept of Communities of Practice with Jean Lave (social anthropology) through the encouragement of John Seely Brown (organizational learning)

Cochrane Community (CoP) and Knowledge Translation (KT) Key Concepts:

  • Domain: shared interest, commitment, competence
  • Community: joint activities, build relationships, learning together
  • Practitioners: shared repertoire of resources - experiences, tools, stories, problem solutions
  • Benefits: peer to peer learning, new relationships, innovative problem solving, collaboration or partnerships on projects

Additional Resources:

Communities of practice a brief introduction by Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner

Evolution of Wenger’s concept of community of practice

Preceded by the work of M Scott Peck best represented through his book, The Road Less Traveled


My organization design practice, which introduced integrated structures (teams, communities, and networks), began in the mid 1980’s. It offered a bridge between Peck’s community-building in the early 1980’s and Wenger’s communities of practice in the early 1990’s.

And this exercise was a trip down memory lane!


Astral Prospecting on Instagram and Astral Prospecting on Facebook

Marc Bosserman on Instagram Marc Bosserman on Facebook, and Marc Bosserman Music and Musings on YouTube

Tab’s Galaxy on YouTube


That one indeed is a man who, today, dedicateth himself to the service of the entire human race. The Great Being saith: Blessed and happy is he that ariseth to promote the best interests of the peoples and kindreds of the earth. In another passage He hath proclaimed: It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens. 1 2

  1. Baháʾuʾlláh. Tablets of Baháʼuʼlláh, Revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. Translated by Habib Taherzadeh. 1st ed. Haifa: Bahá’í World Centre, 1978, 167. [return]
  2. Research Department of the Universal House of Justice. “Social Action.” Bahá’í Reference Library, Aug. 2020, [return]