Novice to Expert: Developing Skill in Consulting

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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How do we develop expertise in our consulting practices?
How do we know how to respond to the challenges presented by our clients?
How do the individuals who are our clients develop expertise in application of the Standards for Excellence?

Research by Hubert L. Dreyfus and Stuart E. Dreyfus provides a framework that may inform our understanding of how we move “from novice to expert” as consultants or as practitioners. The Dreyfus Skill Acquisition Model describes how individuals make decisions in response to challenges across five stages of skill development: Novice, Advanced Beginner, Competence, Proficiency, and Expert. In this session, we’ll talk together about this model and consider how it may help us understand our professional development and the capacities of our clients.

By participating in this conversation, you may expect to:

  1. Gain a basic understanding of the Dreyfus Skill Acquisition Model;
  2. Discuss with colleagues how the model applies to aspects of your consulting practice; and
  3. Consider how the model informs your training and coaching of clients
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