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Innovation Community of Practice

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The Innovation Community of Practice connects state employees who want to try new ways of doing things. It spotlights and amplifies the innovation happening throughout the state.

The Community promotes:

  • Sharing wins and lessons learned to inspire departments across the state
  • Learning through networking, training, and self-service resources
  • Enabling state staff to drive innovation and career advancement

The Community is open to all state employees. You don’t need to be a manager or a tech person to join. (After all, not all innovation involves technology.)

Attend a Teams meeting

Our quarterly meetings bring staff together from across the state. It’s an opportunity to collaborate with each other on innovation.

Meetings are a place for everyone to speak and share. We encourage conversation through activities like:

  • Breakout rooms
  • Digital whiteboards sessions
  • Discussion in the meeting chat
  • Time for questions

Each meeting includes a presentation about an innovation effort at a state department. Potential topics include:

  • How a process got better
  • Tools that made work easier
  • Ways we served the public better

It’s a great way to hear about what’s going on across the state.

We’ll be announcing the date and time of our next meeting soon.

Read our newsletter

Community members get a quarterly newsletter. You’ll find out about:

  • Innovation news from around the state
  • Upcoming training
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Innovation-related jobs on CalCareers

Connect on Teams

Community members get added to a Microsoft Teams channel. It’s a space to work and connect with other members any time you want.

Share your innovation

We want to hear how you’ve innovated! Your work could inspire another department.

Email if you’d like to share. You can present at a meeting or be featured in our newsletter.