An Idea Mapping Success Blogs Weblog
The response to the new logo and business cards has been overwhelmingly positive. Thanks Patrizia!
The latest issue of Using Mind Maps Magazine has just been published. It can be downloaded from the Apple Newsstand, or the Google Play Store.
This is a free publication and can also be viewed on your mobile device.
For the second year in a row this report includes some exciting information. Over 1,000 mind mappers and idea mappers participated in the survey. This report is available for download. Congrats Liam & team!
Kirk Garrett is the Director of Safety for Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc. He created this idea map using MindManager to visually show others in the organization the process to follow when a safety incident occurs. His creative use of floating topics makes it easy to determine what to do during an accident or safety infraction.
If you would like a copy of this map in MindManager format, send me an email and I will provide that for you.
Thanks for sharing Kirk!
Wanting to improve their annual strategic planning process, NIH’s (National Institutes of Health) Office of Extramural Programs in Bethesda, MD decided to learn and also incorporate Idea Mapping skills into planning for 2015.
Here are several photos from the December 1st Idea Mapping Workshop I taught for NIH. Following my workshop this team implemented Idea Mapping into their strategic planning session.
The Idea Mapping Instructor Certification process is not for the faint of heart. It is an elite designation — a demanding and rigorous certification experience unlike no other in the Idea Mapping or Mind Mapping space. So it is with great pride and appreciation that I welcome two new instructor into our family — Patrizia Pfenninger from Switzerland and Scott Letwin from Alberta, Canada . I will do a full posting on each of them after the certification is completed.
The 2014 certification is currently being held in sunny Palm Beach, Florida. Returning again this year for great fellowship and a refresher are Certified Instructors Liza Seiner and Larisa Brigevich. For those who are interested you can find more info on Idea Mapping Workshops or Instructor Certification pre-requisites.
I’m looking forward to teaching an Idea Mapping Workshop tomorrow for NIH’s Office of Extramural Programs in Bethesda, MD. This is my third workshop for NIH and is shaping up to be the best yet! See my June 25, 2014 posting for a look at a previous event.
Once again Biggerplate needs your input for their 2014 survey. You can find the link at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Biggerplate2014. Last year nearly 800 mappers participated and hopefully this year there will be even more.
On Oct. 24-25 I was the kick-off presenter for the 7th Academy of Evaluation in Warsaw, Poland. For a video slide show of workshop highlights and more information about this 9-month program see my Nov. 1, 2014 posting.
One of the objectives of this workshop is to teach civil servants not only the Idea Mapping tool, but also the MindManager software product. One of the ways I do that is to hand out a 2-page article summarizing Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and have each person create an Idea Map about the article using MindManager. So here are a few examples of those maps. Very interesting how different they can be even though all read the same article.
I’m thrilled to announce that the final public Idea Mapping Workshop for 2014 will be happening in Palm Beach, FL next month. Vanda North (Founder and former CEO of The Buzan Centres) will also be teaching her 1-day Mind Chi Workshop on Dec 2 and will be joining us for much of the Idea Mapping Workshop and subsequent Idea Mapping Instructor Certification Course (Dec 3-6). So far participants are coming from Alberta, Canada, Switzerland, and the USA.
Also joining us will be several previously certified instructors, so there will be an abundance of experienced brains to learn from. Enrollment is limited to only 8 participants since we are using the unique venue of Vanda’s home (only 2 blocks from the beach), so register now if you want a spot in this extraordinary learning journey.
Flights can come directly into West Palm Beach (PBI) or you can take the Tri-Rail from either Miami or Ft. Lauderdale for around $9.00USD one-way.
I look forward to seeing you all in sunny Palm Beach!
The purpose of this blog is to share idea mapping examples and related learning from my Idea Mapping, Memory, Speed Reading, and Certification Workshops. This blog is dedicated to my Certified Idea Mapping Instructors, my clients, Mind Mapping and Idea Mapping practitioners around the globe.