Today I begin two weeks of classes for a graduate degree I am working on. It is spent in Southern California. Not a bad place to be in January, especially since my current home is in the Indianapolis area.
It is full days of lectures and discussion. Each person in the cohort shares an affinity with the topics. Each of us are living out what we are learning. This makes these times an extension of our work, not an escape from what we do. It is learning in the lab of experience. We all come from the cauldron of having to produce effectiveness in what we do. Therefore all our discussion and conversation is built on what we are doing not what we might do.