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Rachel Happe

“Great list of resources to explore the future of learning/future of work.”

It is about developing ourselves to engage ourselves and people worldwide from our local city. Building a relationship and using technology makes that possible. Whether we use asynchronous ways of synchronous ones, it is about just doing it. Over time, we can better develop people in any team, network, organization, community – in person and remotely, methinks.

Rachel Happe, the founder of Engaged Organizations and The Community Roundtable, underlines that:

“Communities are, at their core, the way people have always come together to learn. They provide the space, relationships, collisions, and trust necessary to create shared meaning, to iterate on emergent ideas, and to norm new patterns and behaviours.” 

It matters more than ever in an uncertain, complex, and changing world. Communities, especially communities of practice and learning communities, give the safe, trusted space to experiment and make sense as we feel seen and heard.

I have joined a few global communities in which I participate.

Perpetual Beta Coffee Club

After I completed the remote workshop ‘Personal Knowledge Mastery ‘, I was invited by Harold to join the Perpetual Beta Coffee Club, a global community of practice focused on workplace learning:

“Members are from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, & USA.

We have a private discussion forum and I host live web video chats monthly. Dates and times are arranged by a monthly poll of members. These are recorded and available for a week afterwards. We try to ensure that what is discussed inside the coffee club stays there. It is intended to be a trusted space. As the club grows, I will offer more services to meet demand.

While the main focus is workplace learning, we talk about whatever interests our members — books, democracy, leadership, media, etc.”

Read on my #PKMastery Series to learn more about our activities through the Personal Knowledge Mastery workshop and the PBCC.

The Community Roundtable Academy

I am still catching up with the community management space’s latest practices through a few podcasts, newsletters, blog posts, and online courses. I dived deep into two online courses from The Community Roundtable Academy to be certified. Read one more in this post.


“Community and education for community building people” hosted by Rosie Sherry through Twitter Communities’ Rosieland’: “A very special place for community builders.”, Discord and the weekly newsletter via Revue: “Get a very rosie perspective on community building.”

Foresight Essentials Community

I am certified after completing and participating in the online courses Ready, Set, Future! Introduction to Futures Thinking and Life After COVID-19: Get Ready for our Post-Pandemic Future, which Jane McGonigal brings from the Institute For The Future. They are both pretty good starting points for anyone interested in foresight essentials. Read on more in my blog post on this topic.

So now, I am an alumni of this foresight community of IFTF Certified Practitioners. It is active through frequent meetups, webinars, a newsletter and if we want to further specializations via other online courses via Coursera.

Read on my futures thinking series to learn more about the emergent practices and mindset I have learned and used.

Urgent Optimists Community

Urgent Optimists is Institute for the Future’s first individual membership program. We’re bringing together people who want to feel authentically hopeful about the future, and who are working to create positive transformation in society and in their own lives.”

A global community of practice hosted by Jane McGonigal, research director at IFTF. Joined since February 2022. Stay tuned for more.

Explorers Community

I have explored the possibilities with Antacara as I met in Paris, the founder, in 2019 and have continued conversations over time. I’ve joined the 21st Century Explorers: a learning community instigated by Jillian Reilly from Antacara. As shared by Jillian on the overview of our global learning community:

“Gathering 21st Century Explorers from across the globe.

A community for those navigating creative journeys within companies or in the service of creating their own.

Curiously Exploring and Carving New Paths.”

These days the weekly gathering is hosted by Klara Loots. Read on my exploratory series to discover more the ways and activate my exploration on my own and with fellow explorers.

Examining Global Communities

Below are visuals I created to examine the impacts of global online communities.

Community Management helps propel your internal community and scale engagement to keep learning and innovating with your organization’s ecosystem.

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