(Tom Gram is a Sr. Consultant with Global Knowledge Canada)
Tom’s session was designed to shed some new light on the concept of “practice makes perfect” and bringing along the concept of the “expert” and what role that individual can play in supporting increased proficiency. The root research into expertise was conducted by Anders Ericsson (The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance).
Final workshop event or Day 1 was the “Trading Post”: essentially a very large group Active Learning event. Run by Harold Stolovitch from Montreal.
The theme was a somewhat hokey Canadian pioneer stereotype, but the premise was an exchange of ideas or a “one stop shop” for short interventions. 23 tables were available with a range of topics and subjects. Particiants could chose from a total of 3 areas that might meet their interests, needs, or curiosity.
Based on the title, and my initial session, I like the concept of the trading post where you can exchange ideas or “buy” new ones.