The Collaboration Council is establishing a Youth Development Community of Practice (CoP) infrastructure for practitioners serving youth who are disconnected from school and work. Unlike a typical provider network, a CoP refers to a collection of like-minded practitioners with a shared identity around a collective action who interact to learn from each other, help one another, and build a repertoire of resources to ensure more effective knowledge creation and sharing in their domain.
Practitioners at youth serving organizations.
Registrations for YD CoP offerings remained consistent with previous years. However, during the pandemic attendance and participation has dropped significantly from previous years’ averages of 80% to 40% in FY 21. This had a significant impact on survey and poll participation in the virtual formats/forums and rate of return of surveys versus survey return for in-person YD CoP offerings in previous years collected (which were collected in the venue from participants in-person).