June 24, 2018 - 8:00 am
June 25, 2018 - 5:00 pm
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A Petroleum Company with a presence in Dubai, Barry Mapp & Rembell Group – secret recipe for successful Mind Mapping & Strategic Thinking Masterclass
Dubai, June 2018 – a group of enthusiastic managers and leaders from within a major petroleum company in Middle East came together for a two-day ‘immersion’ workshop in Mind Mapping and Strategic Thinking. Not only did the participants get to learn the skill of mind mapping and how to use it effectively, but everyone came away with greater knowledge and practical nous about how to undertake ‘strategic thinking’ as part of everyday workplace activity.
As part of Rembell’s signature workshops, the setting was casual and participants were encouraged to break boundaries and interact with fellow colleagues before proceeding to discussing real-life case studies in groups. Experienced and knowledgeable trainer who is still in the game made this two days in house training beneficial for all participants. The workshop leader Barry Mapp said “Mind Mapping and Strategic Thinking are two skill-sets that when utilised together are a marriage ‘made in heaven’. Each technology develops beneficial workplace skills in their own right but they are awesome when used together.
Mind Mapping is a thought organisation and planning tool and can be used in a myriad of ways for both personal development and professional work, including such tasks as project planning; preparing and delivering company presentations; and improving various aspects of communication especially when working in teams. Strategic Thinking on the other hand is a process that defines how people think about, assess, view, and create the future for themselves and others. It is a tool that helps come up with effective plans in line with an organization’s objectives within a particular economic situation. Strategic thinking is an ‘everyday’ activity that helps managers and employees improve the overall quality of their thinking and implement review policy issues, perform long term planning, set goals and determine priorities, and identify potential risks and opportunities.
Where Mind Mapping and Strategic Thinking come together so well as complementary tools is that mind mapping provides a scaffold for thinking and therefore the mind mapping process helps employees to understand and integrate this ’new thinking’ into a ‘whole’ way of working.
Feedback from participants on this workshop (and previous ones) has been excellent and in particular participants seem to like the fact that the course is very much ‘hands on’ with small group activities throughout and they also like how this way of working, thinking and organising is related back to neuroscience and ‘how the brain works’. New ideas and theories, case studies of the best work, sites to stay up to speed, the right questions to ask, the best tools and frameworks to facilitate better execution marked these two days and made everyone happy.
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