Departments from across the country have begun to recognize the benefits of peer-to-peer exchanges.
These exchanges promote the free flow of ideas and best practices between participants. Peer-to-peer
learning uses guided conversation to promote the exchange of ideas between participants. While short
presentations may be helpful to evoke thoughts, the principal learning tool is peer-to-peer conversation.
The key to successful exchanges is common interests and prior planning. There is no set size for peer-to-peer exchanges, however, be mindful of the importance of participant engagement in conversations
– keeping the group smaller helps facilitate increased participation. Below is a brief checklist for
departments to consider when hosting their own peer-to-peer learning exchange.