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Request a Community of Practice

Communities of practice play an important role in DAU’s learning ecosystem. As part of the standup of a new community, the community leader must complete and sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with DAU. Through the perspective of the community leader, the MOA articulates the community’s primary audience, purpose and objectives, measures of success, and roles along with the associated time commitment required to build and sustain an engaging and successful community. Critically thinking about what value the community brings to the target audience is the first step in launching a successful community. 

Those interested in establishing a Community of Practice (CoP) should submit a request by completing the Add a New Site Request form (log in is required). The Collaboration Business Owner reviews all requests for new Community sites. If you have any difficulty signing in to the site or completing the request form, please email cop@dau.mil. 

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.

DAU's 14-Step CoP Building Process Flowchart