Each year since 1998, the SLI out of Saline, Michigan invites a group of 25-35 key individuals from the community to participate in a 9-month advanced and innovative leadership program. Attendees are leaders from local government, businesses, schools, and healthcare backgrounds. They kick off with a retreat and then meet for a day once a month to learn a variety of skills. Idea Mapping has been on the agenda since 2001, and I’ve been been priviledged to facilitate these sessions. This year’s session is coming up on November 16th. We will soon have 25 new idea mappers joining the ranks!