Starting to train and coach professors, postdocs and PhD researchers at universities years ago, at first I thought that they would be looking for the most in depth models, concepts and scientifically valid theories. Putting a small black and white label on their foreheads as being very high brow, that was only part of the truth.
My limiting assumption proved indeed to be wrong: just like any participant they want to mainly work case based, co-creating answers and obtain new practical angles to tackle their individual and shared desired changes – mainly those dealing with interaction.
I was about to step into the ‘we versus them pitfall‘ myself, the one when I hear people saying things like: ‘Our sector is different’, ‘We do things our own way’, ‘This won’t work here.’
Sure, and people are so alike in their unique way anywhere my facilitator’s path takes me all over the world.