Thank you so much for taking the Connect and Learn Challenge!
My StoryI was inspired to start the Connect and Learn Challenge while attending the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference in Orlando, Florida in 2015. In my very first session of the conference, I was so excited that all around me were people from so many different countries! In that moment, an idea was born. I declared that I would meet someone from everyone country at the conference. Not only would I meet them but I would ask them to teach me something about where they were from.
By the time I left the conference 3 days later, I had over 65 photos and learned fascinating facts about countries all over the world. I was given tokens and trinkets from far-away places, shared Arabian tea and even gave a Jordanian scholar a ride home where I spent 2 glorious hours learning about his life.
The overwhelmingly positive response to my request that they participate in my “challenge” was thrilling. I found people kind and trusting and were genuinely happy to share something about their country with me. So, I’ve decided to continue what I started. My mission is to connect and learn from as many people as possible and I CHALLENGE YOU TO DO THE SAME!
Take the Connect and Learn Challenge for yourself!
1. Connect and learn something new.
2. Take a photo.
3. Post on Twitter with #cnlchallenge
-who you met
-where they are from
-what you learned -or -
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