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Free: Hot seat discussion with Etienne Wenger

On Monday April 5th our sixth Hot Seat will start. This week we will have Etienne Wenger hosting a...

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maarten de laat
25 March 2010

On Monday April 5th our sixth Hot Seat will start. This week we will have Etienne Wenger hosting a discussion. The topic will be related this conference keynote address, but do take this opportunity to ask the questions you’ve always wanted!

Etienne Wenger is a globally recognized thought leader in the field of communities of practice and their application to organizations. He was featured by Training Magazine in their "A new Breed of Visionaries" series. A pioneer of the "community of practice" research, he is author and co-author of seminal articles and books on the topic, including Situated Learning (Cambridge University Press, 1991), where the term was coined, Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity (Cambridge University Press, 1998), where he lays out a theory of learning based on the concept of communities of practice, and Cultivating Communities of Practice: a Guide to Managing Knowledge (Harvard Business School Press, 2002), addressed to practitioners in organizations. Etienne is also a founder of CPsquare, a cross-organizational, cross-sector community of practice on communities of practice. His work is influencing a growing number of organizations in the private and public sectors. Indeed, cultivating communities of practice is increasingly recognized as the most effective way for organizations to address the knowledge challenges they face. Etienne helps organizations apply these ideas through consulting, public speaking, and workshops, both online and face-to-face. His new research project, "Learning for a small planet," is a broad, cross-sectoral investigation of the nature of learning and learning institutions at the dawn of the new millennium.

This hot seat discussion will be held for a week in the Hot Seat forum of our networked learning community.

The Hot Seat discussion during the entire week will be in our forum:

After Etienne’s hot seat on April 5th we will have our final hot seat with Yrjö Engeström from April 12- 16th. Please pencil this one into your diary already!

See you next in April,
Maarten de Laat

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