Cathryn Lloyd – Provenance-Stories of professional practice

CathrynLloydWorkshop Title:

Provenance:  Stories of professional practice

Workshop Description:

The word Provenance means the place of origin or earliest known history of something.  Dr Cathryn Lloyd and Dr Geof Hill have been developing Provenance as a process for reflecting on professional practice.  Provenance creates a starting point for practitioner inquiry, creating a framework for interrogating one’s own practice and/or soliciting other practitioners’ professional stories to build meaning about how a given practice is understood and undertaken.  As individual narratives are shared collective knowledge is gained.  In this session Cathryn will briefly share the story of Provenance.  Participants will have the opportunity to experience the Provenance process.

If people got the best of the session what would they leave with?

A process by which to uncover and discover tacit knowledge, assumptions, values and beliefs often hidden from view.  Gain insights into and a deeper understanding of their professional practice.  Explore ways in which Provenance might influence culture change.

How is this session connected to the conference theme?

The current way Geoff and I have developed Provenance is directed at the individual’s inquiry and reflection into their professional practice.  The opportunity to interrogate one’s practice enables us to explore our professional identity and make connections.  Provenance is ‘critical’ in that the act of making tacit knowledge about practice explicit also helps to uncover beliefs and assumptions about that practice. By undertaking the process of Provenance with others we make our practice more explicit, build relationships and gain new perspectives.  This has benefits in terms of understanding and influencing organisational culture.  I believe it is possible to take Provenance from an individual focus to a group and organisational focus.  By sharing individual and organisational Provenance we have a process to explore hidden assumptions, values and beliefs, and understand ‘the way things are done around here’ and create a shared understanding.  This is helpful if we intend to influence and help transform organistational culture.

About the Workshop Presenter:

Cathryn Lloyd is a facilitator, creative development coach, and educator. She is the Founder/Director of Maverick Minds, a creative professional development consultancy that designs powerful and flexible learning experiences for a range of people and purposes. Cathryn has extensive experience across the creative industries, arts, business, management, and education. With a design background Cathryn brings a multi-disciplinary learning and engagement approach to her work with clients. Cathryn’s clients include corporate, public, not for profit/social enterprises, and individuals. She has worked across various sectors including environmental health and safety, engineering, corrections, education, accounting, human resources, community services and small entrepreneurial starts ups delivering professional development and bespoke workshops designed to help clients reach their optimum potential. Underpinning Cathryn’s work is a belief that creativity is the heart of human endeavour and is a much-needed capability regardless of the work we do.

| May 7th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized |

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