We will be using my consulting room in Buxton which can comfortably seat six people. We will begin with a short check in with each other. Checking in involves each of us taking a few minutes to say a little about ourselves and sharing any relevant material. Sometimes we have things happening in our work or personal lives that are significant, and we want to share as a cause of celebration with the group, or there may be difficult things going on that we want to name so that we can then focus on the task of the group for the day.
Having spent some time getting settled with each other, I will then take the agenda for the day. This means that I will ask each person what they want to work on in that session. Sometimes this might be to bring a client case for discussion, a piece of theory for further explanation, an ethical dilemma. For people engaged in exam preparation it might mean support in essay or dissertation writing, practising playing tapes, or exam coaching. Not everyone will have an agenda item and sometimes people may have more than one. We will prioritise and aim to cover all topics, recognising that sometimes with a particularly full agenda not all items will be answered.
Once the agenda is established we will then move to the topic for the session. Lin will present an article, piece of research or theoretical idea as an input to the group and for discussion for the first hour. Then we will move to working through the items on the agenda.
There will be time for a 20 minute break and I will provide hot drinks and biscuits.
The group will end as it began with a short check out as each person may wish to say something about their learning for the day.
Think this might be something you would like to include in your approach to your professional development? Contact me to book your place or for further information.