Motivational Interviewing Community of Practice (CoP) Calendar
"Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly." - Étienne Wenger
Communities of practice are formed by people who engage in a process of collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor: a tribe learning to survive, a band of artists seeking new forms of expression, a group of engineers working on similar problems, a clique of pupils defining their identity in the school, a network of surgeons exploring novel techniques, a gathering of first-time managers helping each other cope. Note that this definition allows for, but does not assume, intentionality: learning can be the reason the community comes together or an incidental outcome of member's interactions. Not everything called a community is a community of practice. A neighborhood for instance, is often called a community, but is usually not a community of practice.
Across the state of Colorado, there are multi-disciplinary groups that come together to form communities of practice with the intention to practice and develop Motivational Interviewing skills. These groups are primarily hosted/facilitated by members of Probation, Community Corrections agencies, Behavioral Health agencies, and both Parole and Facilities within the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Below is a calendar of when and where these Motivational Interviewing communities of practice take place. EPIC has trained a group of individuals to be coaches in Motivational Interviewing. These coaches come together every quarter to practice their coaching skills. The communities of practice for these coaches are also listed on this calendar.