Are You a Self-Directed Learner?

If so, we want to talk to you!

We’re looking for professionals in sales, marketing, executive management and entry level positions that have crafted their own career or promotional path by identifying supplemental online education and individuals within their network to teach and mentor them towards specific career goals and/or promotion aspirations.

If you have bootstrapped your education to attain or improve a professional role by….

  • Creating your own online e-learning curriculum through blogs, association content, webinars, e-training and other online outlets in your industry.
  • Recruiting one or more individuals in your industry to mentor you through the steps to attain a position or career transition.
  • Creating a social media group through Facebook or LinkedIn to aggregate professional knowledge.
  • Giving back to your industry with valuable knowledge in the form of a seminar, webinar or white paper.

We’d like to share your story. Contact us by 11/16/11 to be considered.  Comment below if you are interested!

Comments (1)

  1. I’ve evolved my role from a designer to a consultancy role over the last four years primarily through networking and online media.

    I’m an advocate for net-positive sustainable green building solutions. I work with owners that are overwhelmed by the thought of building green and I help prioritize their requirements to reflect their needs and values. I also work with design teams that know that what they have done before won’t get them to where they want to be!

    I started evolving my career by joining the Society of Organizational Learning, and by doing an online course through the Presencing Institute, and connecting with their online community. Through that community we set up an International S-Lab Community that met once a week on skype.

    Through LinkedIn, and other networking events I have met a number of people that act as mentors in my life. I’m really excited to be working with them, developing a number of unique programs and initiatives.

    I don’t find that either Facebook or LinkedIn work well to aggregate professional knowledge within social networks. I’m still experimenting with wikis and Google Apps to build knowledge databases.

    In 2010 I started the Toronto Forum for Green Building and Design (TF4GBD) networking events, to give back to my community and to help spread the word about opportunities for designing green in both new buildings and retrofits. I’m also a Co-Leader for Project Neutral in Riverdale (http://www.projectneutral.org/), which is a community-lead initiative to move two existing neighbourhoods in Toronto towards carbon neutrality.

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