Capacity Building Working Group

Description

The Capacity Building working group was formed to build capacity and sustainability for IPECP globally. Capacity building does not refer only to knowledge and skills, but also to changes in attitudes and behavior patterns to improve IP initiatives in the context of different cultures.

The working group is responsible for hosting the Interprofessional.Global Cafés.

Objectives

The central issue of the group is to bring people together to learn from each other, for networking, for support and information. This work is done through close collaboration with the regional networks’ representatives.

How do we do it?

  • Meet/connect people with interest in specific fields
  • Share materials and resources supporting life-long learning
  • Collect and disseminate information about education and training opportunities from the regional networks and/or institutions
  • Organize the Global Cafés
  • Facilitate collaboration with other sectors important for promoting health and well-being

Outcomes

By developing a framework for continuing professional development, IP practitioners will have opportunities for their empowerment. Besides sharing best practices, this working group will also detail opportunities for building and dissemination of interprofessional scholarship and leadership. E-Portfolios to document professional accomplishments and a Database of IP courses/programmes, webinars and PhD examiners will be developed. Empowerment will be achieved through consultation, mentoring and through the creation of a community of practice.