Frank Adams is the Coordinator of IT for the Rinker Center for International Programs at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. I taught both an Idea Mapping Workshop and Memory Workshop there in October 2013. This is Frank’s first attempt at idea mapping real-time.
Here is a Frank’s explanation of the idea map: “Sunapsis is an international student administration software that allows automation and batch processing of immigration documentation that is very time consuming. The center of my map is a globe, but I intended it to also resemble the nucleus of an atom (that is why I placed the line around the outside of the entire map) as international students are the fundamental building blocks of our office.
Each branch coming off of the nucleus is a main function of the software. I sketched a ladder between 2 branches that I found out were connected and placed a picture of a plugin to show that they were connected. Lightning bolts (reflecting positive and negative charges of an atom) were placed on Batch/RTI circle to indicate that it was the most important part of the system, but in training they were having problems with this system, which if that happened in our real office environment we would be in big trouble.
The smiley face below that represents my colleague, who was giddy as a child with a bucket full of candy. I used graphic representation of saving time and money through the automation of office processes. Arrows throughout the map indicate important aspects of the system.
I definitely prefer and benefit from idea mapping over traditional linear note taking! I have realized that I retain the information so much easier. When I need a refresher, one glance at the map and everything comes back. I used to try to memorize notes page by page, but the use of a graphic display really helps! The others attending the presentation had 4 or so pages of notes to my 1.”
Scott Letwin is no stranger to Idea Mapping, yet he’s determined to continue to grow in his knowledge of this tool and surround himself with other experts in this field.
This Canadian is going to travel to Palm Beach, Florida next week to attend my public 2-day Idea Mapping Workshop along with Vanda North’s Mind Chi training. Joining the workshop will be returning CIMI’s who always share their wealth of knowledge. Scott also intends to become a CIMI (Certified Idea Mapping Instructor).
Attached you will find his idea map about his upcoming trip!
What a treat it will be to teach my Idea Mapping Workshop on December 11-12, 2013 at Vanda’s place in Palm Beach, Florida. It will also be great to see some of my returning certified instructors for a great time of fun and catching up! We have room for 1 more participant if anyone has a last minute interest. In addition Vanda will teach her 1-day Mind Chi workshop on December 10, 2013 for those who may be arriving early or for any local Florida residents. Call 1-866-896-1024 for more information on either of these events.
Dr. Karol Olejniczak is an Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw. He runs a program called EUROREG — an Academy of Evaluation which is financed and sponsored by the Polish Ministry of Regional Development and the European Union. For the past 6 years I’ve been honored to teach Idea Mapping and MindManager software as the kick-off presenter for this 9-month program. The Academy uses Idea Mapping and MindManager as one of their major tools driving the success of the participants.
Last month professor Olejniczak made a short presentation for the Thematic Focus Group on Teaching Evaluation. He presented for the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Washington DC, 17 of October 2013, Panel 144: A Method to Our Madness – Program Evaluation Teaching Techniques.
The title of the presentation was: What’s in Your Mind? Using Idea Mapping to Teach Evaluation. His presentation was met with great interest by many university level teaches of evaluation from all around the US. If you would like to see his presentation slides in Prezi click here.
Dr. Olejniczak is one of the most forward thinking individuals I have ever met. He is an inspiration to evaluation professionals around the globe.
YouTube Direkt Yesterday I returned from my 6th annual opportunity to kick off another Academy of Evaluation.
Dr. Karol Olejniczak is an Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw. He runs a program called EUROREG — an Academy of Evaluation which is financed and sponsored by Polish Ministry of Regional Development and the European Union.
I am the first presenter each year for this 9-month program where participants meet every other Fri/Sat for a total of 11 hours per weekend. You can see photos and read more about previous years in my 2012 post, 2010 post, 2009 postand 2008 post.
Thanks to everyone for a wonderful workshop!
Last week I taught a Memory Power Workshop and an Idea Mapping Workshop at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Prior to the start of the Memory Power session one of the participants, Brad Edmondson, shared this idea map with me. He had used an idea map to plan a high-end golf outing and had it in his notebook. Brad is the Executive Director of Cardinal Varsity Club and Director of Athletic Development at Ball State. Thanks for sharing Brad!
On October 23, 2013 I taught my second round of workshops for 2013 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. In March 2013 I taught two Idea Mapping sessions, but this time I taught both an Idea Mapping session as well as a Memory Power session.
Improve your memory today for free! IIBA is graciously offering this archived version of my memory webinar to the public! Learn to memorize 20 words in order, how to remember names & faces, and how to count to 100 in Chinese.
I gave this 1-hour memory webinar live for 195 members of IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) two weeks ago. See my Oct. 7, 2013 posting for more details or just listen to the webinar now. To see Debbie Showler’s Idea Map of this webinar see my Oct. 16, 2013 posting.
On October 8, 2013 I gave a 1-hour memory webinar for 195 members of IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis). Certified Idea Mapping Instructor Debbie Showler was also in attendance. This is her Idea Map of the content of that webinar. This webinar will be available to the public soon in the IIBA Webinar Archives.
I’m looking forward to hosting this 1-hour webinar for the members of IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) tomorrow at 11:00 AM EST. For more information on my full Memory Workshops see the Course Abstract.
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.