Community of Practice


Next PWCOP: Saturday 29th August 2020, 2-4pm (AEST)

The ANZPOP Process Work Community of Practice (PWCOP) is a place for people who actively use the Process Work model in their work to deepen their practice through connecting and learning together.


As a liberation psychology, Process Work is about psychology and social change, and it attracts people interested in both.

There are hundreds of people across Australia and New Zealand who use Process Work in their work and social change efforts and we know many of them feel isolated, with few if any collegues or friends who understand the model.

A PWCOP is one way to reduce this isolation by fostering collaborative, collegial relationships that are empowering, creative and impactful.

The ANZPOP PWCOP is a space for people to not only learn together and make meaningful connections but to also be supported to cross edges to bring Process Work more into our professional fields and social change work in the world.

Download our PWCOP Framework to read more about the development of the community of practice social learning model and how we envisage it would support Process Work enthusiasts in the region.

What is a Community of Practice?

The term Community of Practice describes a social learning space that combines three aspects:

Domain – a shared domain of interest that members are committed to;

Community – members build trusting relationships that enable them to learn from each other; and

Practice – members develop shared skills to create shared practice in the domain area.


PWCOP is for people who:

  • have been to some workshops or done a training program in Process Work, and who try to integrate it into their work, paid or unpaid work – it doesn’t matter how much you know or where you learnt it, as long as you have done some PW training
  • feel isolated or could use more support in their efforts to use Process Work
  • are drawn to connect with others who use Process Work
  • want to learn from and with others and share what they know
  • are maybe looking for people to collaborate with, in either work or social change contexts.



The PWCOP evolves over time based on the needs and interests of the people attend and as such the format evolves too. At this stage, the PWCOP is an online monthly meeting on the fourth Saturday of the month.

The next PWCOP will be online on Saturday 29th August, with movement and tea breaks. The meeting time is:

  • Vic/NSW/QLD/ACT/TAS: 2-4pm
  • India: 9.30-11.30am
  • SA: 1.30-3.30pm
  • Bangkok: 11am-1pm
  • New Zealand: 4-6pm
  • London: 5-7am

The meeting structure changes over time as we experiment and improve with each meeting. We spend time in smaller groups based on professional context to enable the in-depth learning possible when we meet in-discipline. We then come back together as a whole group to share learnings from the breakout rooms – this space enables the emergent and unexpected learning possible when we meet trans-discipline. At the end of the meeting, we share feedback about the format of the meeting and what to improve for the next one.


To join the next PWCOP meeting, complete the registration below no later than the day before the meeting.

The Zoom link will be sent on the day of the meeting.

PW Community of Practice Registration - 29th August

  • In the meeting, we will divide into small groups based on the context in which people apply Process Work. Many people use it in several contexts so please tick your first preference for what group you would like to be in for this meeting. This doesn't lock you into anything for future meetings but helps us organise the meeting space - you can also pick a different group during the meeting.
  • If you ticked other, please write what professional context you apply PW in.
  • If you haven't attended the PWCOP before, please describe the kind of training you have done in Process Work, be it formal studies in a PW program and/or attendance at public workshops.

ANZPOP acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands we live and work on, the Aboriginal Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and Maori peoples. We pay respect to their elders past, present and future. We give thanks for the wisdom of these peoples that has informed the Process Work approach. We honour the courage, resilience and spirit of traditional peoples in the face of the devastating impact colonisation has had and continues to have on their culture, wellbeing, and sovereignty.