Communities of Practice

Communities of practice are groups convened by the CWDC who have common interest or participation in a specific area within the talent development network. The groups collaborate regularly to share information, improve skills, and promote advancement and adoption of best practices within their area of interest. Learn more and get involved in the following areas:


Sector Partnership Community of Practice

Colorado Statewide Sector Partnership Community of Practice webinars are for anyone involved with sector partnerships. These webinars will include sector strategy updates, partnership profiles, and presenters addressing areas of common concern.

Industry specific community of practice webinars are for all members of sector partnerships and are organized by industry.

Statewide Community of Practice

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 from 3-4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 3-4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 3-4 p.m.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 3-4 p.m.

Retail Community of Practice

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. 
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 from 3-4 p.m.

Healthcare Community of Practice

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. 
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 from 3-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 from 3-4 p.m.

Advanced Manufacturing Community of Practice

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. 
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 from 3-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 from 3-4 p.m.

Multi-industry Community of Practice

Tech, Construction, Retail, Ag, Energy, Recreation & Tourism

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. 
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 from 3-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 from 3-4 p.m.


Talent Equity Community of Practice and Accountability

The CWDC is providing coaching and action planning for implementing talent equity strategies for organizations in four stakeholder groups: education, workforce and economic development, community-based organizations, and business/industry. Applications to participate are currently closed. 

Thirteen total organizations are currently participating in a stakeholder-specific community of practice to develop processes for accountability and long-term sustainability of talent equity strategies. The first session for each group took place in April 2021. The communities of practice will continue through June 2021 and involve check-ins on progress, exploration of accountability actions, and revision of action plans for continued implementation.


Work-based Learning Lab

The CWDC offers technical assistance for communities actively pursuing work-based learning strategies to address issues in their talent pipeline. The Work Based Learning Lab is designed to support the advancement of the Thriving Work-based Learning Community model throughout Colorado. 

The 2020-2021 Work-based Learning Lab held their final convening and closing celebration on April 23. Over the past year, the Learning Lab offered the opportunity for reflection, learning, collaboration, and discussion about building and sustaining strong work-based learning programs. Four work-based learning communities were recognized and celebrated for their efforts in building thriving work-based learning communities. Tools from the Learning Lab will be curated and shared in summer of 2021.

Learn More

 Access the Talent Equity Agenda


 Connect with a sector partnership


 Learn more about sector strategies
 

 Learn more about work-based learning


Sector Partnership Office Hours

The CWDC team offers weekly office hours for sector partnerships, conveners, and members on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. Get answers to your questions about your sector partnership as you tackle challenges while implementing, evolving, and sustaining a thriving partnership. View meeting details on our public calendar