My family spent months and many cross-country phone calls figuring out our summer vacation in Maine… Lots of discussion about how to spend our time, what we could give up and what we couldn’t give up. Over the months, we worked out the broad strokes and then the details fell into place. Just this past weekend we were still tweaking the final plans.
Today, it occurred to me that next year we should use concept mapping to facilitate the planning process. Concept mapping is an approach used in education, design, engineering, business development and technical writing to visualize knowledge and concepts. It is a graphical method for defining components and capturing relationships. Concept mapping is a visual teaching/learning technique where nodes representing information are drawn and then connected. It is a really effective mechanism for planning and problem solving. Read more to see how you could use it in designing or refining your training program.