Communities of Practice

Are you an ISPE Member looking for a better way to connect with your colleagues from around the globe? Or are you a Member seeking information on new trends, issues or concerns affecting your profession and your day-to-day work life?  Join an ISPE Community of Practice (CoP). CoPs are groups of ISPE Members with a common interest and similar job functions who collaborate on topic-specific discussions using the ISPE social networking platform.

Introducing the Community Connection, a newly enhanced platform for the ISPE online Communities of Practice (CoPs).


Key new platform features include:

  • Upgraded Posting Capability: Enables Members to upload images within discussion threads to help illustrate their point
  • Improved User-Experience: Lets Members recommend discussions, easily follow discussion threads, and pin discussions for easier reference
  • Enhanced Search and Tagging for Keywords: Helps Members find answers quickly
  • Improved Networking Features: Allows Members to easily connect to other community members, link to their social media profiles, and improved personalization of user profiles

Join Communities of Practice Now

How does joining a Community of Practice benefit you today?

  • CoPs act as a knowledge resource by providing a library of articles, presentations, white papers and more grouped according to your technical focus.
  • CoPs provide tips that will help you and your company be more successful and productive
  • By joining a Community of Practice, you not only gain access to a wealth of knowledge from your colleagues but now you have the opportunity to share your own knowledge and experiences as well!

We know you are a busy professional without a lot of extra time – ISPE’s new social networking site for CoPs can help you to:

  • Easily search through thousands of colleagues’ profiles with a variety of search criteria – easily search by name, company or region – to connect and network with colleagues from around the globe.
  • Create a personal profile that’s populated directly into the networking site from your ISPE Membership information.
  • Customize your profile with your photo, links to other social networks, YouTube videos, company web links, articles and much more!
  • Post and respond to questions posed by Members and include links and references.
  • Stay up-to-date on issues and trends by setting your own preferences for email notifications and subscriptions in Topics and Discussions.
  • Combines forum discussions with the networking ease of popular social medial functionality.
  • Join the ISPE News and Events Community to stay-to-date on conferences, education opportunities and ISPE member news from the ISPE community

CoPs are a free benefit of ISPE Membership! Join one or more Communities by updating your ISPE profile today. Find a community that best meets your needs – explore your Communities of Practice options today,  review the rules and etiquette guidelines and terms and conditions.

ISPE Professional Communities

ISPE Technical Communities

Product Development & Production Systems Network

Facilities and Equipment Network

Supply Chain Network

Information Systems Network

Special Interest Groups

How to Join and Update Your ISPE Communities of Practice