Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 9 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Workshop on ‘mind mapping’ ups efficiency
By a staff reporter April 01, 2014
 Print    Send to Friend

Sharjah: Knowledge without Borders (KWB) concluded on Monday a workshop on “Mind Mapping,” with the participation of more than 60 employees from various government departments in the emirate of Sharjah.

Organised by the Knowledge without Borders, the two-day mind mapping training course was designed to teach the participants how to use the mind mapping technique to better arrange their ideas and enhance the efficiency of learning.

The workshop, held at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was presented by Dr Yousuf Al Khadr, a leading Kuwaiti coach and expert in the field of management and human development and one of pioneers in presenting workshops on speed reading, mind mapping and improving memory.

In his introduction, Al Khader defined mind mapping as a successful graphical technique to represent ideas and concepts. It is a visual thinking tool that helps structuring information, helping to better analyse, comprehend, synthesise, recall and generate new ideas. He stated that mind mapping is a diagram to visually outline information, as a mind map is often created around a single word or text, or book placed in the centre, to which associated ideas, words and concepts are added, taking the shape of map. Through this technique, one can summarise a book or a lecture in one paper, he added.

Dr Al Khader noted that the mind map has several uses, including summarising, brainstorming, note taking, improving memory, research and article writing, and scenario analysis.

He noted that major global companies now depend on using mind maps within the work environment, to help their employees to be creative and excel in their work. Among these companies are Microsoft, Walt Disney, BP British Petroleum, IBM and HSBC, Dr Al Khader said.

He added that the mind map depends on four basic principles in dealing with words and ideas, which are: image, word, arrangement, and using the power of the mind. Man can use the mind map to solve a problem, organise a trip or party or any social occasion, or to summarise a lecture, and even to improve memory for memorising lessons and books and scientific information.

Dr Al Khader gave examples of the easiest and most common methods of shorthand writing, which depend on symbols because human’s brain responses better as symbols increase the curiosity and concentration, leading to rapid interpretation and understanding. The participants learnt about note-taking skills, and how to read an entire book in one hour, as well as ways to get rid of repeated and symbolic words.

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Candidates for UNWTO official post confirmed
MADRID: Seven candidates have been confirmed for the position of Secretary General of the UNWTO (United nations World Tourism Organisation). The final list of candidat..
Ministry issues circular on sick leave
DUBAI: The Ministry of Health and Prevention issued a circular notifying the medical sub-committees dealing with sick leave at the medical zones to receive sick leave req..
UAE to continue to cooperate on combating drugs
VIENNA: The UAE has reiterated its sustained support to the ongoing international efforts to fight and eradicate drugs to protect the health and safety of human beings fr..
UAE, Argentinian officials prepare to meet
BUENOS AIRES: Works of the first meeting of the UAE-Argentine Joint Higher Committee for Cooperation began on Friday ahead of the meeting of the joint ministerial committ..
Policies Guide launched
DUBAI: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, yesterday launched the “Government Policies Guide,..
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright