We are very excited to announce that our next Network-wide event, Autumn Basecamp, will take place Tuesday 27th September 2016 at the St George’s Conference Centre in Leeds.
Almost two years into our journey together, we ask you to join us for a day of connecting, learning and sharing, to renew and create energy for yourselves and your Communities.
All members of the Co-Creation Network are warmly invited Autumn Basecamp, and anyone curious to know more about the Network or how Communities of Practice work in health and social care are welcome too – the invitation is open to all with a passion for improving patient care, including third sector, academics, service users and beyond.
- An introduction to the Network for new faces
- A keynote speaker who will share their knowledge and experience of communities of practice
- Stories from the Co-Creation Network members about their journeys, research, good news, sticky issues!
- Sessions designed using tools and techniques to help you manage collective knowledge, strengthen your relationships in your community, identifying offers and gifts you can give to your community
- ‘Open Space’ time for Communities to get together, discuss their burning questions, welcome interested new members
We are thrilled that Etienne Wenger will be with us for the day on the 27th September, to deliver the keynote address and be on hand to give us the benefit of his invaluable expertise around Communities of Practice.
Etienne is a globally recognised thought leader in the field of social learning and communities of practice. He has authored and co-authored seminal articles and books on the topic, including Situated Learning, where the term “community of practice” was coined; Communities of Practice: learning, meaning, and identity, where he lays out a theory of learning based on the concept; Cultivating Communities of Practice, addressed to practitioners in organisations who want to base their knowledge strategy on communities of practice; and Digital Habitats, which tackles issues of technology.
We are delighted that Rod Kersh and Helen Sanderson will join us to talk about their journey at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, exploring using a teal organisation model. Find out more about Rod with this video, when he presented at Spring Basecamp 2015 Pecha Kucha Style.
Also joining us will be Karen Newboult presenting her story of using a Community of Practice approach with the Leeds West Clinical Care Coordinators, to explore together how their role impacts on the way older people are cared for in primary care.
As well as guest sessions, there will be time for Communities to meet at Autumn Basecamp. If you are part of a CoP already or hoping to set one up, please extend this invitation to your Co-Creators to make best use of this time and help to strengthen your connection.
A big thank you and deep appreciation to Jane Pightling and Angela Green, who have offered to be part of the hosting team to welcome you to Basecamp, offer advice and mindful pauses.
The Basecamp events are designed to introduce and welcome new members to the Co-Creation Network, answering questions about what it is and why it came about, plus how Communities of Practice work. Basecamp allows the Network to see itself and give members the time to reconnect and strengthen their relationships in their Communities and across the Network too. In sharing stories and sessions provided by Network members, it can sustain and self manage, providing tools, tips, research, evidence and techniques that Communities need to maintain momentum regardless of their domain.
Contact Lucy Scarisbrick for further information.