Community of Practice

 

The Human Flourishing Program’s Community of Practice convenes for monthly online discussions of best practices and different approaches to assessing and promoting flourishing in a wide variety of settings.  It was founded on April 23, 2019, with an initial focus on educational contexts, but has since expanded its purview to health care organizations, workplaces, communities, and other sites.  

Conversations have covered the measurement of flourishing among different groups, the development of interventions to enhance specific domains of well-being and overall flourishing, and the revision of K-12, university, and medical school curricula to emphasize the centrality of flourishing and its pathways for leading a good life and building a better society.

Our monthly meetings are conducted in the spirit of a true community of practice, which has been defined as, “a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” On May 25, 2021, we hosted our first public webinar, "Education as Regenerative Space."

On June 4, 2021, we announced our inaugural group of "Senior Fellows of the Community of Practice":

Amrita Chaturvedi
Beth-Ann Tek
Emmie Bidston
Katy Granville-Chapman
Kristine Larson
Noémie Le Pertel
 
Also on this date, we named the recipients of our Community of Practice "Educational Innovation Award," Tara Segree and Jamie Culp, as well as the Harvard Student Representative to the Community of Practice, Gabrielle Landry (Harvard class of '22).
 

We meet via Zoom on the final Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am Eastern Time (United States). For information on joining the community as a guest or member, please contact Dr. Matthew Lee at matthew_lee@fas.harvard.edu.