Identifying challenges for facilitation in communities of practice

Halbana Tarmizi, Gert Jan De Vreede, Ilze Zigurs

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Abstract

The role of a facilitator is key to the effective establishment and maintenance of communities of practice (COPs). This paper presents challenges faced by facilitators in COPs based on a taxonomy of facilitation tasks inspired by facilitation research in the area of Group Support Systems (GSS). An online survey of the experiences of COP facilitators was conducted to discover which tasks were the most difficult and the most important for COP facilitation. The results show that tasks related to participation are considered by the majority of facilitators to be difficult as well as important. This and other findings can help facilitators in preparing for their role in COPs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS'06
Pages26a
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 17 2006
Event39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS'06 - Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2006Jan 7 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS'06
CountryUnited States
CityKauai, HI
Period1/4/061/7/06

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Tarmizi, H., De Vreede, G. J., & Zigurs, I. (2006). Identifying challenges for facilitation in communities of practice. In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS'06 (pp. 26a). [1579344] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2006.210