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Request a Community of Practice

Individuals or groups interested in establishing a Community of Practice (CoP) or a Team Site should submit a request by completing the Add a New Site Request form. You will be prompted to sign in. The Collaboration Business Owner receives and reviews all requests for new Communities or Team sites. If you have any difficulty signing in to the site or completing the request form, please email


Establishing a CoP is an evolutionary process and new communities will not be approved unless the following are met:

  • Community objectives have been thoroughly thought out.
  • Appropriate roles and responsibilities have been assigned.
  • Key community leaders accept their respective content management responsibilities.

Establishing a New Community

DAU uses a three-phased approach to guide those interested in establishing a Community of Practice. The phases are as follows:

  • Get Started
  • Implement and Build
  • Launch and Operate

Refer to the Guide to Establishing Communities for additional information about each of the three phases summarized in the graphic below.

Community-Building Process Phases