December is a great time for, as Jim Clemmer would say, “a checkup from the neck up”. I am grateful to my clients and colleagues for the opportunities to learn together. Some of my greatest learning opportunities this year came from unexpected sources:
- I was invited by the Refugee Sponsors’ Coalition of Calgary to design and facilitate a workshop where sponsors could share learnings and resources. The planning team and participants opened my eyes to the challenges faced by refugees and sponsoring groups alike in this humanitarian work.
- I completed a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Igniting Your Everyday Creativity. This was my third MOOC and I am thrilled with this mode of learning. In particular, I am energized by the opportunity to interact with students from around the world, giving and receiving feedback on our thinking and projects. If you have not explored the world of MOOCs, visit Coursera or EdX to see the breadth and quality of free courses available.
- My husband and I travelled to Namibia for three weeks in November. It was a new experience in so many ways from navigating the country on our own to seeing the impact of drought on people and animals to witnessing a new (1990) democracy. We will be processing our learnings from this trip for a long time.
2017 will be a special year as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday and I celebrate 20 years of consulting.
Thank you for your interest in my business and blog. I wish you all the best and a healthy and happy 2017 for you and your family.