Session type:


Presented by:

Darinka Yoli

Royal Borough of Greenwich

Nadja Toft

Royal Borough of Greenwich

Session time:

19 Sep 14:00 16:30

Session duration:

90 minutes

About the session

Communities of practice are crucial to developing a craft between peers within the same discipline. They provide a sense of belonging and purpose and a space to learn, seek support and grow. However, building one is not a simple task within a public organisation due to multiple constraints such as lack of time, changes in the team, competing priorities, etc.

In this 90-minute workshop, participants will gain practical knowledge and share learnings as Darinka nd Nadja share their journey in building their service design CoP within their council before getting participants involved in co-creating a game designed to help people start their community in practice – or evolve their current one! 

Participants will get access to the game after the conference.

Participant takeaways:

  • Learn what a community of practice is and get practical advice on how to build one from scratch
  • Find community and support in sharing struggles with others and get inspiration from how others have overcome similar challenges in their organisations
  • Co-create a community of practice game that you will get access to after the conference and can help you in building a community of practice in your own organisation.


Co-creation, Communities of practice, Confidence, Culture, Games, Psychological safety, Team

This session:

  • Includes interaction

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