#GuildChat for 10/23/15: Sharpening Your Saw

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, October 23 at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is Sharpening Your Saw.

As any wood cutter knows it’s important to pause and sharpen your saw (or axe) periodically to remain efficient and productive over the long-term.  We are all busy. New initiatives, needs and demands seem to arise daily and we take on the challenges but yet another challenge exists in remaining current and proficient in our craft. Pausing to sharpen our professional “saw” can appear to be more work than it’s worth sometimes but we know we must to stay ahead in an ever changing world.2015-01-09_11-14-16

In this week’s GuildChat we look closer at the how and when of brushing up and deepening our know-how and know-what as a learning professional.  What is the role of professional development? The significance of continuing education and the power of informal and social learning today. Join us to learn more from your peers on their practices and share some of your own approaches.

Prospective questions:

Q1. How do you stay current in your professional area? #GuildChat

Q2. What are you currently working on improving (knowledge or skill)? What’s your approach?

Q3. How has your approach to staying current changed over the years? Why? #GuildChat

Q4. What tools help you the most today to stay “sharp”? #GuildChat

Q5. Where do you place the greatest value in your development – informal, social, or formal learning? #GuildChat

Q6. What are the keys to successful mentoring or coaching practices? #GuildChat

Q7. What are the barriers to staying current? How do you work to overcome them? #GuildChat


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