Communities of Practice? What’s that?
“A Community of Practice is a group of people that share a concern, a set of problems or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise by interacting on an ongoing basis” – Etienne Wenger
ISPE’s selection of communities offers an example of why ISPE membership is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. A wide range of interest groups offers members access to 17 global groups made up of pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals with a common interest who collaborate to identify and develop solutions to real-world industry problems.
Membership in a community provides access to a variety of knowledge-sharing opportunities, including online forums, resources, and listservs. ISPE Communities enable colleagues in a variety of disciplines to rapidly exchange information and solutions to everyday problems through the community discussion forums, professional networking and the online community.
Why should you join a CoP?
CoP members have the ability to create and share relevant knowledge through collaboration on issues that matter to you! Your participation grants you: Access to global resources and information to enhance your productivity; opportunities to develop long-term professional relationship through networking and mutual collaboration; ability to positively influence the pharmaceutical manufacturing and science profession; and gives you a means to stay current with global industry trends and development.
Ways your participation can make a difference by joining an ISPE CoP:
- Join online discussion forums about current challenges and hot topics with peers.
- Participate in creating a Body of Knowledge that benefits you, your company and the pharmaceutical manufacturing and sciences industry.
- Provide feedback and comments that contribute to industry innovation
- Access and contribute documents, links or other resources to the online community.
- Volunteer at the international or local level
- Author articles, Knowledge Briefs or Guidance Documents
- Assist in developing online courses and webinars.
- Serve as a conference leaders or speaker
- Serve as a member of a Steering Committee, subcommittee or team.
- Serve as a Facilitator for the online community.
Are you a member of an ISPE Community? Check out the complete list of ISPE’s Communities of Practice today!