I engage in ongoing professional growth because I love to learn. It is as simple as that. Learning excites me, pushes me and fuels me personally, professionally and academically. I recently took the Strengths Finder and, unsurprisingly, my top three strengths were: Learner, Intellection, and Input. To me, all these have to do with loving to learn! In addition to my own drive for learning, I enjoy supporting others in their growth. As such, I have been actively involved in the Mentorship Action Group of the Educational Developers Caucus and regularly attend and facilitate workshops.
Short workshops & events I have attended:
Because it is so important to me, I regularly attend teaching- and learning- related workshops and also participate in events related to my research in higher education. The variety of events I attend is reflective of my broad interests; topics range from using your voice in the teaching, designing a course, to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
To find out more about my specific interests and see a list events I have attended over the past few years, please click here.
Conferences I have presented at:
I regularly attend and present at conferences. I prefer conferences where the atmosphere is supportive and collegial and there is ample room for discussion; it is frequently during these discussions that I learn most.
For a list of conferences at which I have participated in and presented at, please see here.
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