Triangulating Our Professional Development: Learning from Adjacent Practices

References for a talk at the 2010 Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference
May 1, 2010
Seattle, Washington

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Workshop Description

It is easy to dive deep into one's own area of specialization, increasing our proficiencies. But sitting right along side of us are adjacent practices and professions that can stimulate our own learning, give us a new perspective with which to reflect upon our own work and to stimulate us during those "plateaus" that we encounter along our paths. By hooking in and out - by triangulating - with other adjacent practices and networks of professionals, we can grow our own professions. Join Nancy White on a short learning journey of stories, pictures and practical suggestions on how to take advantage of triangulation to enrich your own profession.

Questions We'll Explore:
  • How do we learn as professionals? (and a thought about connections)
  • Situating our learning in the context of adjacent professions and skills (aka “transdisciplinarity”)
  • Networked professional development (aka “triangulation”)

Photos of our Notes

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Brainstorm of Adjacent Professions/Fields

Here are the words and ideas generated at our Nancy White dance session May 1, 2010
  • Systems Analyst
  • Journalist
  • Photographer
  • Musician
  • Researcher
  • Spiritualist…Shaman
  • Researcher
  • Conductor (Ben Zander)
  • Composer
  • Project Manager
  • Anthropologist
  • Archivist
  • Mediator
  • Sociologist
  • Parent
  • Artist
  • Author
  • Policy Analyst
  • Trainers
  • Social Work
  • Biz Mgr/Employ
  • Librarian
  • Psychologist
  • Coach
  • Collaborative Lawyer
  • Storyteller
  • Arbitrator
  • Choreographer
  • Theology
  • Career Counselor
  • Teacher


The above file will allow you to view the notes. Below you can just see the visuals!