Building Communities of Practice

On Friday, June 19, participants met at SENLYRC to learn about how to establish community by running better meetings. (A meeting being any event where a group of people come together to talk about a topic.) Although "meeting" can sometimes seem like a dirty word, a necessary evil that exists in modern life, at this event, participants learned about techniques to make them more engaging.

The workshop became a meta-event, as participants learned about meeting practices such as brainstorming, world cafe, and speed networking (see photo) by partaking in them. Participants got first-hand experience trying out different modalities, gaining an understanding of how different formats would work in practice.

If you could not make it, but would like to learn more, the handouts and slides are available for download below. In addition, photographs from the event, including images from flip charts, can be found online here: