iCohere Announces Executive Panel Discussion and Community of Practice (Cop) Demonstration

Washington, DC, May 06, 2010 --(PR.com)-- iCohere, Inc. announced a new webcast produced by and for professionals who work with social media strategies, called “Communities of Practice: Case Studies in Program and Technical Assistance”

This Webcast is A Complimentary Educational Program from iCohere

Tuesday May 25, 2010, 2:00pm - 3:15pm U.S. Eastern

Register Today -- http://www.icohere.com/webcastMay25.htm

Attendee Comments from Previous Webcasts: http://www.icohere.com/testimonials.htm

Panelists are:
Susan Wobst
CEO, Partners for Community Solutions
Mary Ellen Nevins Ed.D
National Director, Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants
Barbara Felitti
Proprietor, Barbara Felitti Consulting
Pat Green
Govt Contracts Specialist, iCohere
Lance A. Simon, Moderator

Communities of Practice (social media platforms) can be used to deliver technical assistance and knowledge transfer for a wide variety of programs. Their panel of CoP experts will describe two very different CoP programs—one supporting youth development through government-funded construction projects, the other supporting professional development and continuing education for experts in cochlear implants for the hearing-impaired. Both are using the iCohere Collaboration Platform to create a virtual space that develops expertise and accelerates learning among professional peers.

A review of highlights with screenshots and commentary from these two online community sites will also be included.

Key questions to be addressed include:
* What is the difference between a "good" and "great" CoP design?
* What are currently the most popular capabilities for users?
* What types of metrics can be used to determine the effectiveness of a CoP?
* What are some of the key lessons learned to date?

Who should attend:
* Government staff responsible for Technical Assistance programs
* Professional Development managers
* Continuing Education managers
* Association executives responsible for elearning and support programs
* Others interested in developing secure global learning and support communities

Register Today -- http://www.icohere.com/webcastMay25.htm

This webcast is for educational purposes only and contains no advertising. Webcast attendance is limited to the first 120 signups. Due to the content of these programs, webcast attendance is not available to social media platform providers or to third-party social media service providers.

About iCohere
iCohere offers state-of-the-art collaboration solutions for associations, nonprofits, and government agencies. These include communities of practice with social networking; virtual conferences and events; eLearning courses; and organizational change initiatives. The iCohere Collaboration Platform, first released in 2001, now serves over 200 organizations worldwide. Visit iCohere at www.icohere.com. Contact Lance Simon at (202) 870-6146 or email him at lance@icohere.com.

Sample iCohere Clients:


ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership
Society of Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Paulist National Catholic Evangelical Association
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers


America's Promise Alliance
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Business as Agent of World Benefit Forum
Yankee Alliance
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation


National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center
National Defense University
U.S. Center for Disease Control
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Labor


Coaches Training Institute

Lance A. Simon