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Building Learning Communities—Organizational Development by Patrick Conneely, Deborah Voosen

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Design Approach

Learning communities are organic in nature, take time to develop, and energy to sustain. Building a community requires a unique set of construction principles. These principles support delivering business results, personal and organization development, innovation, and sustainability.

Key principles for designing a learning community are included in the job aid, Checklist of Design Principles, which is provided at the end of this Info-line. Each principle is followed by a few questions that help you assess whether your strategies are supporting the principles. Use the principles and questions, experienced people, and current research to guide you in growing and developing a learning community.

The design principles use an approach ...

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