I have been increasingly coaching the youth I work with to NEVER be defined by their current position title; always discover ways to explore your core calling or vocation through the challenges and opportunities of your given responsibilities and expectations.
Across the journey of my own career development, I have discovered ways to recognize and address core issues in the midst of my current position, almost always by creating and imagining with a network of colleagues across work areas to incrementally develop and implement solutions toward more substantial structural improvements, and often result in the creation of new job titles and enhanced “collections” of responsibilities.
So I am presenting these case studies, although many of which seem now like ancient history, particularly in terms of contemperaneous technologies, not as a collection of pre-packaged solutions that can simply be pulled off a shelf and applied (NO generically proven practices here), but as a mapping or unfolding of learnings, problem-solving approaches, and emerging methods, practices, and methods that may be suitable for adapting to new issues and opportunities.
Real-time production flow
Preparing captions for Japanese International News Broadcast
Editorial Services Management
Rewriting, copywriting for marketing, annual reports, newsletters
Community Forum Campaign
Facilitating town meetings to focus local engagement
Selawik Spud Farm PRoject
Providing village liaison services for an innovative arctic agriculture project
Building a community wisdom commons thru citizen journalism
Public Thinking Public Health Curriculum
Applying communication patterns to envision creative solutions
Seattle Community Network (SCN)
Engaging community stakeholders in program design