Mind Mapping® is a powerful visual tool that stimulates your ability to think both creatively and logically. Mind Mapping works by first focusing on the central idea, issue or topic and then branching out to add details including inspiration, facts and thoughts. Mind Mapping has been applied to many high-level topics such as strategic planning, engineering projects and facilitating board meetings. The technique can be used individually or with groups of any size. The uses for Mind Mapping are almost unlimited and include: planning, brainstorming, taking notes, gathering ideas and studying.
Benefits of participation
Mind Mapping provides a new way of thinking and processing different work topics. The process creates a high-level view of the topic that can inspire creativity, problem-solving and a fresh perspective that can show areas that have been previously missed. The quality of thought that the technique provides, along with the speed of the approach, inspires delegates to use Mind Mapping in many situations. The benefits that they report are clarity of thought, creativity and increased speed in making plans and notes.
“When I got back to the office, we translated our 25-page strategic plan into a 1-page mind map. This lets us keep our strategic plan in front of us at all times, which strengthens our strategic focus. We now recommend mind mapping to all of our clients” Nick Hughes, Owner, Your Planning Partners
- Learn how to make Mind Maps easily
- Understand and apply the 4 essentials for using Mind Maps for memory
- Learn how Mind Mapping uses the natural capability of your brain to learn, organise and remember
- Practise making Mind Maps for a variety of applications
- Discover how to use Mind Maps to save time writing documents
- Practise using Mind Mapping for making effective plans, including project planning
- Create an action plan to identify relevant areas to apply the new skill
Who should attend
This course is useful for anyone who would like to be more effective in activities involving thinking, creativity, facilitation, planning, studying and document writing.
This course can be delivered as a one-hour taster session through to a 1-day course. One-to-one coaching is also available.
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