I just wanted to share this with the community, especially those based in the Netherlands. Hope that's ok.
Together with the Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands), we (Bind Community Building
) have set up a course on communities. The course covers everything from the scientific theory to practical implementation. Topics such as informal leadership, the psychology of participants and organisational aspects of communities will be discussed.
In this course, a community is defined as a collection of participants or organisations that contribute to a collective goal on the basis of common values or identity.
As the environment of organisations is fundamentally changing, the boundaries of organisations are blurring, knowledge sharing is becoming easier through technology and organisations and people are looking for connections. This calls for a new way of working together. ‘Community’ is becoming more and more important. This raises the question of what a community really is and how to build it.
Completion of the course results in a certificate from the Radboud Management Academy.
Want to learn more? Ask your questions below or take a look here (in Dutch): https://www.ru.nl/rma/leergangen/organiseren-communities/