The National Regulators Community of Practice (NRCoP) is an active network of public sector regulators, regulatory policy makers and others with a scholarly or professional interest in regulation, who are keen to learn from and with each other to deliver better citizen outcomes.
The NRCoP began in Victoria as an informal network of practising regulators who had participated in the Australia and New Zealand School of Government’s (ANZSOG) workshop on Managing Regulation, Enforcement and Compliance led by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Malcolm Sparrow.
After four years of more formal operation as a Victorian community of practice under the joint auspice of ANZSOG and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria), the community of practice has now started to attract so much interest from outside Victoria that expanding to a national scope is both inevitable and desirable.
Due to its history and ongoing connection to ANZSOG, the NRCoP will continue to be physically based in Victoria, have a majority of Victorian members on its steering group (see below) and hold its annual paying forum in that city.
However, the NRCoP is now building momentum across Australia and is seeking to seed self-generating communities of practice in each jurisdiction.
The community of practice offers members:
Anyone working in, or with an interest in regulation can join the community of practice. Access is free and unrestricted.
ANZSOG benefits from its investment in the NRCoP through exposure of its brand and offerings to audiences of regulators and by the opportunity to communicate through NRCoP channels.