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Facilitating Groups with Cognitive Mapping

New for 2016   Ref. 388  
  Mark Westcombe
  24 March 2016, Birmingham
  £575 + VAT Members
  £625 + VAT Non-members


   Foundation NA

Cognitive Mapping can be applied as a facilitation tool for decision making and focus groups in the form of Oval Mapping Technique (OMT). Like Cognitive Mapping it is a method for visually representing the structure of a problem, but from a group perspective. It is a sophisticated way of using flip charts and post-its as a decision making medium. This is a very practical introduction to using Oval Mapping Technique as a modelling and facilitation tool focussing on problem structuring and action planning amongst decision makers. The course is best combined with ‘Using Cognitive Mapping’ [Courses 387 or 409] to gain competency in the underlying modelling technique, but can act as a 1 day stand-alone facilitation course. It complements and can be combined with ‘Facilitating Groups with Cognitive Mapping (Decision Explorer Connect)’ [Course 410].

You’ll obtain practical skills in applying Cognitive Mapping to group situations using Oval Mapping Technique (OMT), using OMT to structure the interacting perspectives of a situation, process skills of applying OMT, facilitation tools and skills appropriate to OMT and trivialities and practicalities of applying OMT live with participants.

You’ll learn how to:

  • facilitate groups dealing with the strategic issues of organisational strategy, change, project planning and risk management
  • help groups develop a shared understanding of a problem situation
  • support groups negotiate agreement on their objectives, strategy and actions
  • develop a group’s commitment to decisions and actions
  • gain confidence in your facilitation skills

Course Provider: Mark Westcombe

If you are interested in further information, have any requirements (e.g. an alternative course date), or have difficulty booking a course online then please contact Jennie Phelps. It is recommended that courses are booked online. If this is not possible, then please print off, fill and fax or post the Training Course Booking Form.

Jennie Phelps   Address:  The OR Society, Seymour House, 12 Edward Street, Birmingham, B1 2RX, UK
  Tel: +44 (0)121 233 9300
  Fax: +44 (0)121 233 0321