Register Today: Community of Practice Series – January 2020
HUD is excited to announce the Community of Practice (CoP) Initiative: an exciting way for communities to access HUD technical assistance through an online, group learning, peer-to-peer collaborative approach. Register today!
This collective approach to technical assistance (TA) delivery draws on the strengths of communities and their expertise in the field to foster a space that encourages resource sharing, innovative out-of-the-box thinking, and connections across Continuums of Care (CoCs). CoPs are created around specific topic areas that CoCs may elect to enroll into based on the unique needs and challenges of their community.
Each CoP will be made up of approximately 10 CoCs and 2 TA provider facilitators. Each CoP will meet once per month by video conference for approximately 90 minutes. During these meetings, participants will have discussions and activities designed to help them think through the challenging issues in their community. In addition to the monthly meetings, participants can engage with their TA providers through "office hours" and other methods depending on the needs of the CoCs within that group.
HUD expects participants to prepare between sessions using exercises designed to help think and plan around their goals, particularly as they work to implement changes in their CoC. These preparation activities range from reading background and framing materials, participating in small group or one-on-one discussions with other participants, and other exercises that help participants apply their knowledge and skills to their CoC.
One registration request should be submitted per CoC.Please note, your registration does not guarantee approval. Due to limited space, not all communities who register will be able to participate. Communities will be contacted via email about the status of their enrollment.
Sessions will be conducted using Adobe Connect. Communities will need to have access to audio and video sharing capabilities, as the sessions use computer cameras for participation. We encourage participants to sign into Adobe Connect at least 15 minutes prior to the webinar start time to ensure audio and video are working properly, and time is fully utilized.