Sometimes the best way to engage people around a big idea is to show it. Using learning maps, David Hutchens has helped to create momentum towards change for some of the most influential organizations in the world.
What’s a learning map? In its most common form, it’s a large, table-sized graphic used as a technology for communication and learning. It engages both the right brain (which is holistic, intuitive, pattern creating, storytelling) as well as the left brain (logical, sequential, analytical.)
Learners sit around the map in small teams of five to six members and interact with it in various ways – often driven by a participant guide or a deck of cards that acts as a facilitator (so that the program is, in effect, self-facilitating.) The outcome is always a dialogue generated by the small learner team in which they make connections, draw meaning, and generate new awareness and behavior.
"Maps to Go": Discover the Unique Power of David Hutchens' Story Maps.
A Story Map is a unique offering developed by David Hutchens. Sized at just 11 x 17 inches, this tabloid-sized, hand-held document is a “fast” version a learning map that can be distributed as a communication tool throughout an organization – either as a produced document or virtually. The development cycle for Story Maps is less resource-intensive than it is for a full-featured Learning Map program.