Week 6 Principle:
Engage in Continuous Learning Practices to Maintain Our Skills and Knowledge
To me this is a "no-brainer" that is applicable to everyone is our field. Technology tools and their applications are constantly changing, so continuous learning is important to providing accurate advice.
Week 7 Principle:
Regularly Participate In and Share Our Knowledge With Our Community
While I think this is important, I think it can seem more of a challenge for some. It can be difficult enough to get all of your regular work and learning completed every week, never mind stopping to write up and share your experiences.
However, I think there are many discrete and simple ways to share what we know. Posting on our own blog or someone else's, writing a short response to questions posted on listservs or sent to us by colleagues. Some ways take a bigger commitment but are often very rewarding like participating in events like NTC, 501 Tech Clubs, the upcoming Tech Project Management event by Aspiration & Idealware, etc. By participating we not only share our knowledge but at the same time help to highlight the wonderful diversity of viewpoints, knowledge and skills in our community.
What are ways you engage in continuous learning and participate in the community?
Week 8 Principle:
Maintain Ethical Practices and Declare Any Conflicts of Interest
What this means to me, as I put on the group blog is:
Be open and honest in work and communication. Deliver what is promised. Disclosure - declare if I am promoting a tool or service from which I have received or will receive any type of benefit, monetary or otherwise. For example, I was hired to write the online documentation for CiviCRM, so whenever I talk about them I always disclose that relationship.
Does this mean something different to you?
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