I have a need to share, to be part of something bigger.

It could be related to my profession, a group of like minded troublemakers or a movement for change. Whatever, I love to get involved and help organise.

I found my first community development model in 2014. Originally written by Meg Pickard, I edited the community development handbook and framework for GOV.UK.

These 2 pieces of guidance help develop communities of practice in government. Much of it can be applied to other communities, especically the 3 P's of people, programme and platforms.

The idea is to develop a self-sustaining community by combining:

  • a mix people from lurkers to leaders

  • a regular programme of activities

  • physical and digital platforms


I'm building:

I help lead:

I previous led: