Blair Young posted a great blog article on the future of Mind Mapping. The article provides insights on how mind mapping is poised to make the shift to the next level of supporting teams and organizations in visualizing data and creative thinking. Today’s software opens the door to help facilitators and leaders to think differently about how teams work with and use data on a daily basis.
The power of mind mapping software today rests in its ability to do three things that really make a difference to teams.
Integration – Today’s applications make it possible to build maps that integrate with databases, software applications (e.g., Office 365) and project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project).
Collaboration – Many applications allow groups of people to co-build maps that can support collective planning, decision making and thinking together to support new innovations and changes.
Mathematics – Some applications allow you to build maps that have math built into the design. Using the math functions, one can see options, build scenarios and explore implications combining math and visualization in one place.
The International Associaton of Facilitators will be back to Toronto on December 5th and 6th for the Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) assessment. If you are thinking about obtaining your CPF, this is a good time to plan ahead. The deadline for registration is August 29th.
Plan ahead and register.
For additional information, visit the site for additional information on the critical dates and the application forms.
The first step to a great experience is to register well before the August 29th deadline.
To learn more about the CPF Process, visit the site for some great insights.