Stage 1: Context and needs
- What has prompted the need to create an OCoP?
- Who is the audience or membership?
- How will members be recruited?
- How is the OCoP delivered?
Stage 2: Technology and space
- Which technologies could/should be used in the OCoP and to what purpose?
- How will the online environment be maintained and facilitated?
- Where will members interact with each other?
- How will decisions around technology and space determine who is included and who is excluded from participating?
Stage 3: Leadership
- How are members sharing leadership within the OCoP?
- What opportunities do members have to inform or shape the goals and outcomes of the activities?
- What role will external experts or invited guests play in the OCoP?
Stage 4: Flexibility
- How will members access materials and content?
- What types of meetings will be offered?
- When will meetings be held, and how will members be connected?
Stage 5: Coordination and support
- Who will be responsible for coordinating the OCoP?
- What human, financial, and technological resources are being dedicated to the initiative?
- How will the OCoP be sustained over time?
- How will support be provided to participants?
Stage 6: Critical engagement
- How are diverse ways of engagement, contributions, and reflections honored in the OCoP?
- What are the expectations of members?
- What pathways will members have for meaningful engagement with materials and one another?
Stage 7: Expanded impact
- What opportunities will members have to learn and practice new skills?
- What professional development activities will members lead or be engaged in?