However when the conversation shifts away from ones own professional development and into curation by individuals in organizations its a little harder to see. For me, all curation activities align pretty well with Harold Jarche's model of Seek-Sense-Share but with the benefactor of the new understanding not being just the one curating, because curation is what one does for others. I think the goal of curation, like learning, is a change in behavior. Traditionally if one attends a curated art exhibit are they not intended to walk away with a deeper understanding and an emotional reaction? In work contexts curation should serve to help people better understand in order to do their work, do it more effective and/or efficiently.
For example, recently having numerous people obtain a foundations level certification became a growing interest in our organization. Like any certification it was assumed by leaders that testing and coursework were required. The initial request was to "look into how much it will cost us to get X amount of employees trained and certified." Normally L&D would run off and either develop or identify vendors that could deliver the training.
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