Participants will work from both a case study and from direct experience. This is an interactive workshop going between individual learning and integration, practice, small group exploration, and large group learning harvests.

First, all participate in a “warm up” in which they’ll identify the people at their table, map out visible and imagined dynamics, and share them.

Then Nusa will map the essence of the group’s observations, insights and questions. This leads into instruction in basic mapping, drawing from the examples and questions raised in the room.

Everyone will practice drawing “the essence”and mapping a pattern or dynamic. They will identify their best work and share how they did it.

Once participants have some basic mapping under their belts, Nusa will introduce the concept of layers and how to map layers within a system. The group will offer some layers while Nusa maps the differences on large scale.

Then, participants will read the case study and identify key players, dynamics and patterns in small groups. They will map those together and share with the large group. There will be time for Q&A.

Nusa Maal is president of SenseSmart Consulting International; a company that brings multisensory methods of coaching, facilitation, consulting and communication arts to individuals and groups to expand perspective, insight, and effectiveness. She worked extensively with learning innovator and MindMapping inventor, Tony Buzan, and is co-author of Mapping Inner Space, 2nd Ed., with Nancy Margulies.

Formerly a nationally-syndicated Spanish-language radio host, Nusa Maal studied Interpretational Theory and Latin American Studies at Tulane University, in New Orleans, followed by Socio-Economic and Culture studies at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires. She is a Diplomate in Gestalt Psychotherapy, is certified in Family Constellation Systems work, and has been involved in ongoing studies of psychodynamics over the last decade. She is currently completing the book, Windows into People.

Nusa Maal


2008 IEA Global Conference

Atlanta, Georgia, USA