Naava L. Frank, Ed.D.

Naava L. Frank, Ed.D.

Naava L. Frank, Ed.D. is a nationally recognized, published expert, with 20 years of experience in the use of communities of practice (CoPs) and networks for non-profits. Naava consults to foundations and nonprofit organizations to launch and support the growth of communities of practice and networks. Her expertise in designing and implementing network evaluation to measure outcomes allows her to maximize the strategic impact for her clients.

Knowledge Communities helps foundations and nonprofits build their capacity to launch and support the growth of networks and communities of practice (CoPs). CoPs use systematic knowledge sharing to focus on improving professional practice.

Naava has a unique combination of expertise in professional development and adult learning, networks and communities of practice (CoP), and evaluation and measurement. She is an experienced coach and organizational consulting with a special focus on the start-up of projects and non-profit organizations.

Naava works with her clients to educate sponsors and members, design learning activities and coordinate or mentor ongoing community development. She has used her expert facilitation skills to design numerous conference sessions on knowledge sharing for a wide variety of non-profit organizations. In all of her work, she is passionate about fostering collegial sharing for professional growth.

Naava holds an Ed.D. from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from Barnard College/Columbia University. She lives in Riverdale, Bronx, NY with her husband and two children.