ABOUT COMMUNITY

OF PRACTICE

The structure of a Community of Practice consists of three interrelated terms: 'mutual engagement', 'joint enterprise' and 'shared repertoire'

  1. Mutual Engagement: Firstly, through participation in the community, members establish norms and build collaborative relationships; this is termed mutual engagement. These relationships are the ties that bind the members of the community together as a social entity.

  2. Joint Enterprise: Secondly, through their interactions, they create a shared understanding of what binds them together; this is termed the joint enterprise. The joint enterprise is (re)negotiated by its members and is sometimes referred to as the 'domain' of the community.

  3. Shared Repertoire: Finally, as part of its practice, the community produces a set of communal resources, which is termed their shared repertoire; this is used in the pursuit of their joint enterprise and can include both literal and symbolic meanings.

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VISION:

NorCal is committed to the development of Benefits, Housing and Employment Networks – linking federal, state, and local government agencies with for-profit and non-profit corporations in a Community of Practice to better serve the community-at-large.


CORE VALUES:

Commitment to client success

Honesty and Integrity

Respect

Teamwork

Sponsors of Hope

Facilitators of BENEFITS, HOUSING & EMPLOYMENT