Peer Learning

There is learning and then there is learning!

I took the opportunity yesterday to attend a conference as a participant. The only preparation required was to find the conference centre and arrive on time! I had no expectations however I knew I was in expert hands and I was there to listen.

The format appeared simple and it was simply fantastic! Several people were approached to present at the conference on their application of a specific theory and instrument which I use - hence 'peer'.

Each presenter was from a unique business sector - ranging from Mining to Defense and from Emergency to Research .  One thing they all had in common, was people. Stories, images, photos, activities, data, Skype, figurines and reflection were among the tools used by these 'peers' to share their experiences to allow us to quickly become immersed in their space.

The conversation was rich, the questions challenged and the ideas were in abundance.

Whilst I am a 'veteran' at using the tool, it was so refreshing to be among peers and learning from their successes (and challenges) to boost my repertoire of the facilitation and use of the tool for clients in the future.

My day was such a great investment of my time - meeting amazing people who were so willing to encourage 'peer learning'. I hope you proactively create 'peer learning' opportunities - it is perfect for adults.

The theory, Relationship Awareness and tool suite, incorporating the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) can be explored further by visiting here. (Please return and talk with me about your interest.)