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May’s CoP: “Where is the PB in RIPB? A Sharing of Perspectives--More Discussion than Presentation”

  • 1.  May’s CoP: “Where is the PB in RIPB? A Sharing of Perspectives--More Discussion than Presentation”

    Posted 05-21-2024 11:53 AM
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    Please join us on Friday, May 31, at 3:00pm ET for the RIPB Community of Practice (CoP) for the presentation titled "Where is the PB in RIPB? A Sharing of Perspectives--More Discussion than Presentation" by Rani Franovich (Nuclear ROSE Consulting, LLC) and N. Prasad Kadambi (Kadambi Engineering).


    This CoP is considered part of the RIPB training activity under the RP3C.  We are offering Professional Engineers (PEs) 1 PDH credit for joining the full CoP presentation. Those interested may send a request to me at for a certificate to be provided as verification. Each individual is fully responsible for maintaining their records. Requests for a certificate should be sent within a week of the CoP. Certificates will be issued within 30 days.


    There is no registration for any CoP presentation, and all (members and nonmembers alike) are welcome to join. An .ics file is attached allowing you to download the event to your calendar. You may also find the details on the RP3C CoP public webpage at   


    Zoom meeting details are provided below:


    When: Friday, May 31, 2024

    Time: 3:00PM Eastern (roughly an hour long)


    Zoom link to join:

    Meeting ID: 869 9365 0991

    Passcode: 414118


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    What is a Community of Practice?

    Communities of Practice (CoPs) are group of professionals who share knowledge around a specific topic, craft, or profession. They can form organically or be directed. They can be physical, virtual, or combinations thereof.


    Why are CoPs important?

    CoPs are well established ways to support knowledge management and transfer. They are used frequently by organizations to help breakdown organizational barriers where information typically flows up and then down and across an organization. CoPs provide like-minded professionals an opportunity to share knowledge outside of the normal management and project process. CoPs enrich a professional's development and strengthen an organization's ability to management knowledge effectively.


    What is the purpose and scope of this CoP?

    The purpose of this CoP is to support knowledge sharing of the development and application of risk-informed, performance-based (RIPB) principles and practices within the nuclear industry. This can include, but is not limited to, nuclear power reactors, research reactors, fuel cycle, and decommissioning. It can include U.S. domestic and international activities as well. The American Nuclear Society (ANS) supports this CoP by providing a virtual space and resources for collaboration. This CoP is formally sponsored and led by the ANS Risk-informed, Performance-based Principles and Policy Committee (RP3C).


    Who can join this CoP?

    Membership to this CoP is open to all professionals interested in RIPB principles and practices. The virtual site called RIPB Community of Practice is accessible to all. ANS Standards Committee members and ANS members simply access the site and choose to join the group to be included in discussions. Those new to ANS activities will be prompted to provide basic contact information for full access to the RIPB Community of Practice site. There is no fee to join.


    Is this a physical or virtual CoP?

    This CoP is virtual with monthly collaboration meetings typically held on the last Friday of every month for about an hour at 12 p.m. pacific/3 p.m. eastern. A meeting announcement with join details through Zoom will be sent out at least a week prior. 


    Points of Contact

    · CoP sponsor: Prasad Kadambi,

    · CoP coordinator: Kent Welter,

    · CoP ANS support: Pat Schroeder,





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    Advancing nuclear science and technology ​for the benefit of humanity


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