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Early Career Practitioners Community of Practice

April 23


What is a community of practice?

A community of practice is made up of a group of people who come together regularly to share practice stories and insights and engage in critical reflection and discussion. These groups may come together because they have common working environments, areas of focus, a passion about a topic, or similar challenges associated with their work. Communities of practice offer a space for problem solving and support, to improve individual and collective practice and impact.

Who is this community of practice for?

Early career primary prevention practitioners, including those who have already completed DVRCV’s foundational ‘Prevention in Practice’ training are strongly encouraged to register for this opportunity. Even if primary prevention work is only part of your role, this community of practice will be relevant for you.

What happens in a community of practice?

You’ll meet with an expert facilitator and the same group of people for three hours one afternoon a month. Each session provides a space to reflect, share knowledge and identify common issues that can arise for those of us who are relatively new to in this fast-paced and rapidly evolving sector. We’ll be sure to feed you too!

What will I get out of it?

“I’ve most enjoyed the chance to connect on a personal/professional basis with colleagues in other organisations that I’ve so far only interacted with professionally. It helps to keep the humanity in what we’re doing and reminds me that this is a journey of constant learning.”

Previous DVRCV Community of Practice participant

Working to prevent violence against women and family violence is hard. Whilst very rewarding, it comes with a unique set of challenges. As prevention practitioners, it is important that we stay open, focused and connected. Communities of practice offer a perfect space to do that. By taking the time to reflect about the work we are doing, we can get more strategic, develop better ways to deal with problems and enjoy ourselves a lot more!

Who facilitates?

DVRCV communities of practice are facilitated by our capability-building specialists who have the expertise to guide the conversation and ensure everyone has a chance to speak.

Key information

  • Six face-to-face meetings will take place on Thursday afternoons at Our Community House, 552 Victoria Street, North Melbourne.
  • Participation is free of charge to participants, with this program funded by the Victorian government as part of the Free From Violence strategy.
  • Light refreshments will be provided at each session.
  • To be accepted into the program you must be available to attend the first two sessions, and have a strong commitment to attending all of the sessions.
  • In 2020, an additional round of online sessions will be held. You will have the choice to join these sessions too.

Dates for 2020

23 April, 21 May, 18 June, 16 July, 13 August and 10 September


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Our Community House
552 Victoria Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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