Regional Networks &
Communities Of Practice

Geographic and thematic networks of coaches

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Regional Networks & Communities of Practice

While CCNet has a core team that manages the alliance globally, its heart and soul are Regional Networks that support and train coaches on a regional basis. Regional Networks engage volunteer Leads who provide coordination for local members and serve as liaisons to the CCNet Board. Leads recruit Co-Leads to serve as point persons for various sub-committees or sub-geographic regions. Leads submit an annual report on the past and future year’s activities to the Global Coordinator.

Regional Networks aim to:

  • ensure the Network Leader has the support of a core team who together drive the regional or thematic network;
  • tap the talents of high energy individuals (university students, other NGOs, etc.);
  • ensure a variety of training opportunities;
  • maintain an overview of people who want to become a coach, and of coaches who would like to be involved in training other coaches;
  • encourage coaches to use self assessment tools
  • maintain network web-presence and news distribution service (newsletter, etc.);
  • stay connected to global CCNet Coordinating Team (via email, Board Calls, feeding stories into the global newsletter, etc.);
  • access a bit of working capital.

A document outlining Best Practices for Regional and Thematic Networks can be found here.

Communities of Practice
In addition to the Regional Networks, there are Communities of Practice – working groups of coaches organized around a particular theme.

Here are the current Regional Networks and Communities of Practice (click below to be taken to a page devoted to each network):

Regional Networks

CCNet Africa: Nibani Houssine, Anne Ntongho, Musa Cheryiot, Genevieve Pence, Natalie Hayward, Claire Relton, Lauren Waller, Matrida Simfukwe
CCNet Australia: Saras Kumar & Leah Feuerherdt
CCNet China: Jin Tong
CCNet Europe: Daniela Aschenbrenner, Lisa Ernoul & Peter Cranswick
CCNet Latin America: Irina Montenegro, Anita Diederichsen, Gustavo Gatti, Cristina Lasch
CCNet Mongolia: Munkchuluun Basan & Tuguldur (Tuugi) Enkhtsetseg
CCNet North America Central: Doug Pearsall & John Paskus
CCNet North America Eastern: Sara Gottlieb 
CCNet North America Western: Terri Schulz & Andrew Bridges
CCNet Pacific Islands: Trina Leberer & Emily Fielding
CCNet South Asia: Vacant
CCNet Southeast Asia: Felix Cybulla, Annette Olson & Lavernita Bingku

Communities of Practice

Indigenous CS projects and CS projects on Indigenous Land and Waters – Frank Weisenberger & Sam Bayley

Teaching Adaptive Management – Vinaya Swaminathan, Felix Cybulla & Armando Valdés-Velásquez

If you are a Coach thinking about starting a new Regional Network in an underserved region, or a new Community of Practice please contact John Morrison.

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