CoP Member Guidelines

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CoP Member Guidelines and Agreements


Some communities of practice find it helpful to codify some of their working agreements and guidelines. What are useful elements of a CoP Member Guideline document? What should be covered in terms of netiquette? Can it highlight the benefits and expectations of members? Guidance when there is conflict? How is a set of guidelines related to a community's charter?


Communities of Practice, facilitation, guidelines, agreements, charters

Detailed Description

[the meat of the topic – clearly, crisply communicated summary of the topic. Where relevant, a brief story – no more than 1-2 paragraphs - of how this topic has been turned into practice, ideally from the KM4Dev archives? If the example is long, separate into a separate subsection]

KM4Dev Discussions

[Summary of the discussions on the KM4Dev list which provided source material. People who contributed to the discussions are cited at the end of the section in italics: "The following members of the KM4Dev community contributed to the discussion thread on ...: XY (launched the discussion), ...]

Examples in Application

KM4Dev's Guidelines

Guidelines for Establishing and Facilitating Communities of Practice particularly Guidelines and Goals

KMCoP Member Guidelines

[ Asian Development Bank CoP Charter]

ADB Guidelines

COLAB Wiki CoP Agreements

Outcome Mapping Learning Community guidelines - This was based on the KM4Dev guidelines but adapted for a different community.

Related FAQs

Further Information

Original Author and Subsequent Contributors of this FAQ

[Mention name(s) of author and subsequent contributors]

Dates of First Creation and Further Revisions

FAQ KM4Dev Source Materials

[Raw text of email discussions on which the FAQ is based]