Members of a Community of Practice bring together staff with similar professional interests, and serve as a community to share knowledge and offer professional development. They develop a shared collective of resources and tools to enhance particular skills. Leadership from the Communities of Practice are looked upon as experts in their area and provide advice and mentorship to their members. Joining relevant communities of practice allows staff to continue to develop and broaden their skills, as well as meet people who have similar professional interests. All communities of practice are open and inclusive of all UC Berkeley staff.