I think that a theory on practice underlies philosophical practice, and philosophy contains many reflections on practice, which can be used for inspiration or justification of one's own philosophical practice. Such a theory could also be a more neutral ground for research than the word "philosophical".
A debate on the philosophical aspect of philosophical practice often excites people and leads them to calling names ("You are not a philosopher..."), to hurting people because their identity is involved, and to blocking community forming. The ICPP saw a lot of those moments. Therefore, I propose a shift of attention to the word "practice".
Theories on practice can be found in the works of Plato (the reflexive practice), Marx (the political practice), Bakunin (the anarchistic practice), Wittgenstein (the linguistic practice), Foucault (the practice of freedom), or Hadot (the meditative practice). I propose a (rough) definition of a practice along the lines of Foucault as a collective mode of action, which seems to be the idea in common to the philosophers mentioned.
In philosophical practice, we are in such a collective mode of action, e.g. in consultations, Socratic group dialogues, walks, teaching, etc. The practice harbors linguistic, political, educational, therapeutic or meditative qualities. Time and place determine an emphasis on one of these qualities. For example, a consultation emphasizes linguistic and therapeutic qualities, a Socratic group dialogue linguistic and political qualities, etc. So, I invite readers to join me in an investigation of the concept "practice", underlying our activities in philosophical practice. A theory of practice is relevant for groups, societies or communities, such as the International Community of Philosophical Practitioners (ICPP).
Therefore, how would you describe your practice? What is its philosophical source? What are its qualities? What is its meaning?