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About the Community of Practice

The Community of Practice (CoP) is an active support, innovation, and continued learning network. It is also EP's most powerful avenue for impact and scale. Each year, CoP members deploy our Reflective Structured Dialogue approach to transform the way hundreds of thousands of people navigate differences—helping them move from toxic conflict and perennial dysfunction to curiosity, belonging, and collaboration.

At the password-protected Community of Practice landing page, members can access many forms of support to help them achieve their goals, whether that is individual skill-building, organizational culture change, healthier classroom discourse, or community dialogues about a controversial issue. These resources include:

  • Exclusive dialogue guides, scripts, and other materials
  • Access to peer learning and guest speaker events
  • Small-group and one-on-one coaching with an EP expert
  • Virtual skill-building webinars

Every person who has taken one of our trainings or workshops since our founding in 1989 is eligible to become a member of the Community of Practice. If you have participated in an Essential Partners training or workshop but have not received an email with information about the CoP or the login, please reach out to EP's Community of Practice liaison, Winnie Rugamba.

Are you a Community of Practice member? 

Click Here to Access the CoP Landing Page

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