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Introduction to Cognitive Mapping

  Ref. 568  
  Mark Westcombe, attivation
  6 March 2019, Birmingham
  £575 + VAT Members
  £625 + VAT Non-members


   Foundation NA

Cognitive Mapping is a method for visually representing the structure of a problem from an individual client or stakeholder perspective as a basis for data capture, analysis or facilitating discussion amongst decision makers. This is a practical introduction to using Cognitive Mapping as a modelling and interviewing tool focussing on problem definition and problem structuring skills.

The course will help you to find out how to capture, structure and visually represent the issues within complex problem situations; understand how to scope a client problem and their goal hierarchy before embarking on analysis; gain confidence in interviewing stakeholders and clients using Cognitive Mapping; learn how to appreciate and represent differing stakeholder perspectives of a problem situation and improve your ‘soft’ skills.

 You’ll learn:

  • causal Mapping modelling technique;
  • use of Decision Explorer software for building causal maps;
  • cognitive Mapping as a semi-structured interviewing tool;
  • trivialities and practicalities of applying Cognitive Mapping live with stakeholders;
  • use of Cognitive Mapping to model complex, systemic problems.

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