MOVING DIALOGUES: The LABAN Community of Practice sharing the present and shaping the future
MOVING DIALOGUES is a monthly lunch-hour series of social+learning gathering at LIMS/Bryant Park.
Its goal is to promote the work of Movement Analysts that relate to the ARTS, and to encourage LIMS' members and their guests to meet, connect, learn from each other, and ultimately enjoy having lunch together with people with similar interests.
Communities of Practice (CoPs) are formed by people who engage in a process of collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor, in our case LMA & BF. Having the same job or the same title does not make for a community of practice, unless members interact and learn together.
To become a CoP, the community must be formed by people who share a concern or a passion for what they do, enjoy sharing their knowledge, and learn how to be a better professional as they interact regularly with colleagues. Learning can be the reason the community comes together or an incidental outcome of member's interactions.
Among other things, CoPs are important because they: - Connect people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to interact, either as frequently, or at all. - Provide a shared context for people to communicate and share information, stories, and personal experiences in a way that builds understanding and insight. - Enable dialogue between people who enjoy being together to explore new possibilities, solve challenging problems, and create new, mutually beneficial opportunities. - Capture and diffuse existing knowledge, improving people's practice by providing a forum to identify new paths and a process to collect and evaluate best practices.
MOVING DIALOGUES represents a combination of face-to-face meetings, live online events, and hopefully, collaboration over time within the soon to be launched LIMS Web environment.