Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Day One in Bellagio - Wed. Oct 5 2011



First of all I have to say that I can not believe that I am actually at the Bellagio Center. It is an extraordinary place and I am so honored to be here.


To have a chance to contemplate my life and capture the various paths I have taken is a once in a lifetime opportunity - and the fact that the Rockefeller Foundation thinks this is valuable is just fantastic - what an endorsement.

I feel deeply indebted to them and am eager to create actionable materials designed specifically to help today’s learners be successful in the global borderless workplace.

I have already have fascinating conversations with many of the residents. A gentlemen who is the global CIO of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent,
mapping approaches for cooperation among NGOs around the use of technology. A woman writer from Greece. A university professor of Public Health from Sun Yat-sen University assessing health issues facing migrant Chinese workers. Another woman author from New York reflecting on her life and family. And a musicologist/bass player from Houston working on the modes in Italian Baroque music.

What a delight to be around all this brain power and creativity. Very Bennington-esque in a way. Diverse population, all smart people, passionate about whatever topic they are pursuing.

I have started to map out guidelines and content for a workshop to support my metacognition and reinvention concepts. What lies ahead for my month on the lake? Creating and exploring and learning with a group of very special people.

ve to say that I can not believe that I am actually at the Bellagio Center. It is an extraordinary place and I am so honored to be here.

To have a chance to contemplate my life and capture the various paths I have taken is a once n a lifetime opportunity - and that fact that the Rockefeller Foundation thinks this is valuable is just fantastic - what an endorsement. I feel deeply indebted to them and am eager to create very actionable deliverables as a result on this month long residency. taht will help today’s learners be successful in the global borderless workplace.

I have already have fascinating conversations with many of the residents. A gentlemen who is the CEO of the International Red Crescent mapping approaches for cooperation among NGOs around the use of technology. A woman writer from Greece. A university professor from Changdou University assessing and evaluating health issues facing migrant Chinese workers. Another woman author from New York reflecting on her life and family. And a musicologist/bass player from Houston working on the modes in Italian Baroque music.

What a treat to me around all this brain power and creativity. Very Bennington-esque in a way. Diverse population, all smart people, passionate about whatever topic they are pursuing.

I lam really excited about creating and exploring and learning from these people over the next month here on the lake.

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