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Towards a Model for Professional Development

I just started reading Cathy Moore’s Map It (great, clear writing! enjoying it so far) and I started thinking about the problems I’ve been having so far with helping to create good professional development experiences. I’ve spent a large part of my ID career (nearly every job, in fact) working for organizations that want to create and sell PD courses for people in a particular profession. Previously, I’ve been using a sort of bastardized version of action mapping along with SAM to try and get work done, but lately, I’ve been frustrated because my processes don’t seem to be turning out the quality product that I’m happy with. I pinged Cathy on Twitter and she sent me to her Action Mapping interactive to check if action mapping would work for my current client, which I took and received a “maybe”.

So, right now, I’m at a point where I’m looking for a model, a structure, a repeatable process that works for orgs that create professional development to sell. I don’t know the right answer, but I’m doing my thinking out loud.

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On Being an “Un-Opinionated” Developer

I was on TLDC Chat (a great community, if you’re looking for someplace to get involved with some L&D folks!) a little earlier this month and one of the things that we discussed briefly was an idea that’s been running in my head for a bit: being an un-opinionated learning experience developer. I wanted to delve into that a bit more here.

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