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PROPOSAL: KM CoE
COMBINED Functions & Competencies
KM Functions CoP
Guiding Principles for Communities of Practice
Each KMEF Community of Practice is expected to:
Self-manage through the establishment of a governance model, community conventions, a code of conduct , shared leadership and facilitation, and open membership
ensure that it has open and public membership guidelines
ensure that there is open communication among all members of the group
ensure that the thought leaders on their topics are invited to participate
afford each and every member opportunities to grow and learn from others – in an open, productive and constructive environment
continuously grow their membership and invite participation from outside the immediate community – to build broad based support and to ensure broad advice and review
make it easy for members to contribute to the community as their interest and experience allow
Develop, record and communicate a vision around its core question
Report on its progress against its goals at the end of November 2011, and preferably more frequently and sooner than that;
Propose a set of questions and issues to be addressed in KMEF 2012
KMEF CoP’s strive to:
actively work through road blocks, challenges and problems with the goal of “resolution” - to identify and reach consensus and agreement
support constructive disagreement while maintaining a respectful and professional environment
synthesize existing and create new knowledge through collaboration and joint learning
view problems and breakdowns not as causes for alarm, but as opportunities for creativity
welcome new ideas and plan for growth and evolution of their topics in the future
practice active listening and productive inquiry
to the best of its members abilities and interests, define community products, outcomes and timelines
design and support activities and events which retain members’ interests
KMEF CoP Facilitators are responsible for:
guiding each community and for communicating activities and progress, or need for support and advice, to the two co-leads at George Washington University and Kent State University.
Communicating with the other Communities of Practice to ensure cross-pollination of ideas and alignment of outputs and outcomes.
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