MindGenius Mind Mapping Special Offer

MindGeniusIn partnership with MindGenius Mind Mapping Software, Continuing Professional Development has created a special offer for customers who register for specific elearning courses.

We use MindGenius mind mapping software at work and in our online courses. It’s a powerful piece of software and we think you will benefit from using its capabilities.

So what is mind mapping? Mind mapping starts with one central concept in the middle of a diagram. Mind maps use a graphical format to build a framework of ideas around the central concept and to stimulate divergent thinking.  Here’s an example of a mind map that Continuing Professional Development created to identify project risks. It forms part of our eLearning course on Risk Management.

Risk Mind Map using MindGenius Mind Mapping Software

In any process there are two distinct phases of development. We think of them as “creative” and “structured.” At the beginning of a project or process you have lots of ideas and thoughts milling around in your head. This is the creative phase. Before you’ve got all those ideas down, it’s tempting to go straight to structuring them, with lists and schedules in a sequential order of steps.  This is the structured phase. But it is much smarter to separate the creative process from the structured one. Get the creative process under way by developing and harnessing all those amazing thoughts and ideas first. Then add structure later.

MindGenius mind mapping software helps you to leap that gap between your creative process and your structured process. Because it’s not always easy to bridge that divide.  Let’s face it, a lot of ideas are there already, but you might be struggling with their relevance. Should it be included? Which should be done first? What comes after that step? It starts to look too complicated.  It’s tempting to put it in the too hard basket. For now don’t fret that stuff. Just be creative and get those ideas down. The power of MindGenius mind mapping softwarehelps you merge the two processes in the most efficient and effective way.

Lets look at the creative phase first. You have a flurry of ideas-and you need to put some structure around them. We use the mind mapping view in MindGenius and get our ideas down, literally as they come to mind. Random, spur of the moment, new, fresh, divergent thinking. Usually recorded on the fly as the meeting takes place. Most of these things you’ve been thinking about anyway for a while, mulling them around in your head while carrying out other tasks, letting your subconscious ponder them. Is mindmapping good for brainstorming? Yes. Does it stimulate divergent thinking? Yes. Does it move you quickly to the structured phase? Yes. Does it help you to identify all the issues, tasks, goals or risks? Yes.

Now you have a mind map in place, you can start imposing some order on it. And then you can produce a structured table of contents in either mind map or tabular format. MindGenius converts easily between the two formats.

If you try to do too many things at once you won’t be efficient and you’re more likely to miss things. If you separate these different modes of working -the creative from the critical or structured – you will be more successful.

The capabilities of MindGenius Mind Mapping Software are particularly relevant to our CPD elearning courses on:

Continuing Professional Development wants to give you the opportunity to use the power of MindGenius to help in the creative and structured phases of your work.  In partnership with MindGenius we have arranged a Special Offer on MindGenius mindmapping software for CPD customers who register for the above online courses.

 



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