The National Regulators Community of Practice (NRCoP) is an active network of public sector regulatory practitioners from Commonwealth and State/Territory agencies and local governments 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 attracted so much interest from outside Victoria that it has expanded to new self-generating chapters and will continue to do so.
At the current time due to its history and ongoing connection to ANZSOG, the NRCoP is physically based in Victoria, has a majority of Victorian members on its steering group and holds its annual paying forum in that city. As the NRCoP grows and expands, a separate Victorian steering group will be established.
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.