The Tribal Learning Model is a foundational framework that organizes all content around concepts. As an example, when learning about how to tackle a new larger engineering project in infrastructure, multiple paths may lead you to consider new:
- policies and procedures
- ways to motivate and organize people
- negotiating with service providers
- Implement new standards or frameworks.
Each of these concepts on their own represent a complete learning path. They are connected by their related subjects in people, processes, or the underlying technology solutions within the entire landscape.
Related topics that link to associated content will appear at the bottom of the article like the following:
As content is continually added, links to new concepts and ways of thinking about any subject will also grow. This keeps the ah-ha moments coming. Returning to the library daily, over time, strengthens and expands your knowledge and abilities.
There is no shortage of quality material available to the individual learner looking to boost their skills, ability, or marketability. Instructional content in technology spans an endless array of articles, videos, blogs, books, conferences, in-class training, and more.
This learning landscape encompasses academic institutions for college degrees. Leading corporations maintain certification programs for their products or services. Finally, individuals from all backgrounds creating a broad range of content.
So with all this fantastic content, why The Tribal Learning Model?
It’s About Ah-Ha’s
The idiom “Cannot see the forest for the trees” is frequently used to impart the perils of focusing too intensely on any one subject. The outcome is finding yourself lost or missing the bigger picture unfolding.
Yes, there is absolutely no shortage of quality content out there. It’s simply knowing where to go next! Many times you are left to figure out the next step on your own.
Wandering through the forest might have value, but finding yourself lost, confused, or worse, questioning the time invested isn’t. Seeing the bigger picture keeps you headed in the right direction toward the right horizon.
The Tribal Difference
In a world of busyness, seeing the big picture is the key.
Your Tribal Knowledge library continually grows, relating disparate subjects in a visible map to maintain that big picture. Instead of stumbling onto your “ah-ha” moments, the library is designed to bring them to you.
By knowing where a path leads, you shape your learning foundation, remain aligned with your learning goals, and decide which path best fits your present learning journey based on that full picture.