Group membership is a great way to satisfy social and psychological needs for connection and belonging. Scanning through the group offerings on most social sites gives the impression that many were driven by someone saying, “Hey, let’s start a group!”  How is your group different from others? What can you do to set it apart?

In this research report, Creating and Sustaining Learning Groups and Communities: A Guide for Beginners, Jane Bozarth sheds light on groups, communities, communities of practice, how to orchestrate participation and membership, as well as how to nurture and sustain your groups and communities.

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Download this executive summary to get an overview on how to manage groups and communities, or find out why you are having trouble sustaining participation.

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Research Report

This research report serves as a guide for beginners who are trying to create and sustain learning groups and communities while also managing and setting expectations. Whether you are thinking of starting, or currently working to retool groups you’re a part of, this report will help you figure out what you want to do with your group and how to do it.

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