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NHOTA Communities of Practice

  • 21 Mar 2023
  • 7:00 PM


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NHOTA launches Communities of Practice (CoP) group meetings!

NHOTA invites you to join us (from the comfort of your own home) on 03/21/2023 as we launch our Communities of Practice. All are welcome to attend.  NHOTA members earn CUE’s !!! (Not a member? ASK US HOW!!) The meeting will start with a message from our NHOTA President followed by a group discussion on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) by guest speaker: Rosemary Ford, MBA, OTC, NHICS-A/Licensed (pronouns: she, her, hers). Rosemary is the System Director of Interpreter Services/Mobile Health Clinic for Covenant Health at St Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua. Rosemary will share her experience on this topic and provide us with tips that we, as health care providers, can use in all of our daily interactions. After our conversation with Rosemary we will break into Special Interest Section (SIS) discussions:

Physical Disabilities (Phys/Dys) led by Beckie Moore

Pediatrics led by Joan Kurr

Mental Health led by Damian Santana

What is a community of practice? (CoP)

A community of practice is a group of like-minded people “who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis” (Wenger et al., 2002, p. 4.).

What can you expect?

We envision the NHOTA CoP’s to be an ongoing dynamic group of Occupational Therapy professionals who meet regularly with the intent of advancing their professional knowledge. The result will be a group of therapists, and future therapists, who are committed to networking, sharing ideas, problem solving, and growing as professionals while promoting the profession of Occupational Therapy. The focus of our time together will be on learning within a social environment. Our goal is that all attendees will feel empowered to share their experiences, ask questions and learn from others who practice within similar areas.   

Wenger, E., McDermott, R., & Snyder, W. M. (2002). Seven principles for cultivating communities of practice. Cultivating Communities of Practice: a guide to managing knowledge4.

Communities of Practice Manual (Powerpoint). Aota.org. (n.d.). Retrieved February 15, 2023, from https://www.aota.org/community/communities-of-practice

Members can earn CEUs with this event- preregistration is required to receive the zoom link. 


The mission of the New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association is to advance the practice of occupational therapy in our state. We will accomplish this mission by supporting OT practitioners with education, mentorship opportunities, and fostering communities.  We will advocate for the profession's growth and quality at the local, state, and national level. NHOTA will raise awareness an educate the public on the unique contributions of occupational therapy.

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