What is a Community of Practice?

Communities of Practice (CoP) are learning communities where members of that community share a specific domain of knowledge and have common ground in the work they perform. Members come together to share ideas, strategies and solutions and strengthen their knowledge-base through learning, collaboration and problem solving.

In 2018, UW System Human Resources hosted CoP sessions for Human Resources, Payroll and Benefits during the Summer Conference hosted by UW-Stevens Point. The results of these sessions were so positive and successful that participants requested the CoPs continue. Four institution-led CoPs were announced in Fall 2018 sponsored by UWSHR: Human Resources, Payroll, Benefits and Talent Development. Utilize the tabs below for more information on the CoPs.

Additional CoP Information

CoP Governance

CoPs are institution-led with sponsorship from UW System Human Resources. Community activities will stem from those areas on the strategic framework, including collaboration, experiential learning, effective HR practices, talent development and mentoring & coaching. The number of touchpoints and how often they occur will be driven by each individual CoP. 

Membership to the CoPs is:

  • Open to HR, Payroll, Benefits and Talent Development professionals system-wide
  • Voluntary to those who wish to actively participate

Please contact the CoP directly for more information.