Outline of the 12 sessions of the Practitioner Training
Sessions 1 to 4
You will expand your understanding of and deepen your ability to work with all the dimensions of meaning.
- the four pathways
- the tensions
- the dynamic between inspiration and the reality of self and circumstances
These dimensions form the core of our understanding of meaning and the foundation of our work with the Map.
“I have loved learning about what meaning means to me, as well as to others, and to bask in the feeling that there is a prescribed version of mastery that I have to emulate. The more human I am, the more I see and understand meaning for myself, the more I can be helpful to others.”
Sessions 5 to 6
You will develop your knowledge and skills in ongoing cycles of action and reflection on how to use the Map with another, and with groups. You will be skilled in adapting how you use the Map to meet the different needs, learning preferences and personalities in a wide range of contexts.
“I have enjoyed deepening my practice in a field where I can bring my whole-self and wisdom.”
There will be a short break between sessions 6 and 7.
During this break, you are invited to develop an assignment project which focuses on your area of expertise and interest and lets you develop your work with the Map of Meaning in a way that is important to you. This project offers a rich and personal learning opportunity and will form a core component of your portfolio for certification.
Sessions 7 to 10
You will focus on using the Map in an ever widening context, in the workplace, in different areas of society and human experience.
We will cover specific applications of the Map in organisational contexts and to wider societal issues.
The issues we cover will be adapted to the areas of interest of the participants.
“The Map of Meaning gives me a way to connect, human to human, with people in all walks of life and all levels in organisations.”
Sessions 11 and 12
You will focus on
- how to introduce the Map into a range of contexts and to different audiences.
- how to market the Map.
- your ongoing development.
- working with the Map of Meaning International Charitable Trust.
"This training offered both the rigour and structure of an evidence-based framework as well as the invitation and encouragement to be imaginative and inventive when it comes to working with the Map of Meaning. The assignment was an opportunity to experiment with ways of weaving the Map into my existing work, exploring how it met my values and ethical considerations as a practitioner. I really valued that it wasn't approached as a thought-experiment, there was space for practical doing and application. Learning from and with each other was enriching and has led to an active and supportive community that keeps inspiring me with new ideas and applications for working with the Map." - Conny Weyrich, Sensemaking Space, Australia
"It’s important to go slowly because this work is so profound and powerful.” - Kate Tunstall