I spent the bulk of yesterday taking advantage of yet another workshop at the local WorkSource office. What an amazing resource to have at my fingertips!
I was impressed with the presenter. He definitely has been there and done that at least once in his life. This experience gives him the ability to deftly address any of the random items that might come up from the group. It was a good, lively discussion and I learned a lot.
One of the best things that is coming out of these encounters is the opportunity to practice my soft skills. It is fun to practice my active listening skills and figure out how to communicate with such a variety of individuals. It doesn’t hurt that I received a couple of compliments. My favorite was for having the ‘intestinal fortitude’ to have successfully navigated working with the perceived ‘children’ at my previous position.
Facts are facts. It is a challenge to overcome the age barrier in the new digital environment. Learning how to scale that challenge is something I am going to continue pursuing, probably for the rest of my life.