Sustaining a Community of Practice (CoP)

Communities are not born in their final state, but go through a natural cycle of birth, growth and death. Many go through such radical transformation that the reasons that they stayed together has little relation to the reasons they started in the first place. In this course, participants will better understand how communities of practices evolved over time and what it takes to sustain them so that they provide continual value to its members and organisations. Participants will complete a guided assignment to apply their learning and give feedback to a peer on their assignment as part of the course.

Learning Objectives

By end of this workshop, participants will be able to
  • Design e-Learning interactions
  • Apply features of an authoring tool (iSpring) to develop e-Learning interactions
  • Develop an e-Learning lesson with moderate interactivity (Mayer level 2)
  • Identify the various stages of growth of a CoP
  • Identify the various actions that can be undertaken to address the issues faced by CoPs during its growth, in order to sustain it. Explain how they can monitor the growth of a CoP and help CoPs transit from one stage to another

Who should attend?

  • Educators who are keen to start their own communities of practice within their own school.
  • Educators who are keen to better understand how CoPs work in supporting and upskilling its members.

Entry Requirement

This workshop is suitable for educators and trainers. No prior knowledge is required.


Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Attendance by Republic Polytechnic upon meeting 75% of attendance requirement. 

Course Date

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4 hours self-paced e-Learning


Course will be conducted online.

Fees for 2022


Fees for 2023

Singapore Citizens Singapore PR and Foreigner
$32.10 $32.40
- Fees reflected are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST). In line with the government fee freeze directive from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2023, the fees in 2023 for Singapore Citizen will remain the same as 2022. RP will absorb the additional 1% GST for Singapore Citizen in 2023 only.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants.

All information is accurate at time of publishing.
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Last updated on 15 Nov 2022

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