Cross-Cutting Themes

changing perspectives on CoPs during Covid-19

The onset of Covid-19 in 2020 fast-tracked the BRIDGE communities of practice (CoPs) into a virtual learning space. The move to online CoP events resulted in changes to our CoP methodology and facilitation, and, critically, to the profile and size of each community. What does this mean for the nature of CoP activities, and what lessons have we learned from our online experiences? This thought piece explores some of the issues.