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Communities of Practice: Co-Creation Network Winter Basecamp 2017

The practical tools and techniques you need to set up and develop a Community of Practice - to support systemic change.

1 Feb 2017



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.

For this session we intend to offer a ‘back to basics’ Basecamp, giving practical tools and techniques for you apply to being part of a Community of Practice, help you use this way of working to support systemic change and look at the evidence behind the impact of collaboration and relationship-based working. The morning will be an introduction to the theory behind Communities of Practice and the Co-Creation Network.
We will use Open Space at points throughout the day to answer your questions about Communities of Practice as they come up and are looking forward to exploring topics with you such as:

* What is a Community of Practice?
* Define your domain and make a core statement
* Creating invitations and attracting new members
* Maintaining momentum in your community
* Communicating to the wider world about your Community of Practice

Among the Communities of Practice joining us at Basecamp will be:
– Inclusive Talent Management
– Health Coaching in Yorkshire and the Humber
– Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)

Plus further CoPs to be announced shortly; and of course we welcome new ideas for Communities of Practice at Basecamp!

We are delighted to have the following guest speakers:
Mick Ward, Deputy Director, Integrated Commissioning, Adult Social Care, Leeds City Council and Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group.
Mick joins us to talk about Asset Based Community Development and his work implementing strength based social care in Leeds. Read more here:

Andrew Sixsmith, GP and GP trainer; & John Walsh, Practice Manager at York Street Medical Practice

Andy and John offer us an insight into Sustainability and Transformation Plans: how to get them out in the community and partnership working -showing us a framework for the future, and how a Community of Practice way of working is a very useful if not essential tool for making this happen.
Pamela Fisher, Prinicipal Lecturer (Health Promotion and Public Health), Leeds Beckett University
Pamela’s work focuses on understandings and enactments of ‘resilience’ within communities marginalised for reasons related to mental health, disability, social disadvantage, and stigma. Pamela’s work is informed by her interest in social justice and she often identifies ‘spaces’ (both literal and metaphorical) in which unorthodox forms of ‘resilience’ are developed (by marginalised communities) which remain unacknowledged in ‘mainstream’ policy discourse. Equally, Pamela has a strong interest in critical and innovative approaches to ‘professionalism’, in particular co-production, understood as authentic power-sharing.
Much appreciation and thank you to Angela Green and Jane Pightling who give their time to be part of the hosting team for Winter Basecamp and the Support Team for the Co-Creation Network.
Basecamp allows the Network to see itself and give existing 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.
All are welcome to attend, whether you are a member of the Co-Creation Network and part of an existing Community of Practice, you’re looking to find out more about this way of working, or curious to be involved in one of the Communities. Anyone with a passion for making meaningful connections with health and social care colleagues, sharing best practice and learning together is welcome at Winter Basecamp.