Tour guide or shepherd
Posted February 5, 2015on:
When selecting conferences to attend, I prefer to visit a city and/or country I have not been to before. If I can, I bracket the session I am involved in with a bit of time on each side to explore the city.
I prefer to be my own tour guide when I travel. I book my own flights, arrange my own transport, and customize my own itinerary.
by Inky Bob
When I help schools with educational technology or managing ICT-mediated change, I try to do the same as a tour guide or shepherd.
The courses, workshops, or experiences I provide are like custom tours. I ask school leaders and teachers where they want to go and what they want to see. I suggest an itinerary and we negotiate.
Alternatively, I operate as a shepherd who is called in to monitor progress at strategic intervals. I help to plan, observe, critique, or evaluate. Then I nudge my flock to places they need to go.