Pattern 1 - the status quo
The status quo is the first pattern of learning in my framework. This pattern of learning helps you be a competent professional. It is based on the cognitive dimension of learning and its focus is on having and applying up-to-date knowledge and skills. If your learning covers all four triangles in pattern 1 you should have credibility with your clients and with any bodies that regulate the activities in which you are involved.
While attending courses and conferences is the most visible part of the learning iceberg, as a professional it is critical that your learning encompasses all four of the areas in pattern 1. And that you recognise and talk about all those aspects of your learning. However if you wish to be successful there is more to learning than pattern 1. To be a complete professional you need to consider 'changing oneself' (pattern 2) and then 'changing the world' (pattern 3).