Group Concept Mapping (GCM) Training

Learn GCM from the Experts

Concept Systems, Inc. is the developer and leading expert in Group Concept Mapping (GCM) and exclusively owns groupwisdom, the only technology and application for collecting, analyzing, and visualizing GCM data.

For over 30 years, we have delivered GCM training to researchers from around the globe. We developed this live, online course to make it easier for everyone to attend. We look forward to welcoming you!

Group Concept Mapping Design and Practice Course

The Essential GCM Course

$1,600 per trainee (discount with additional registrations)

Group Concept Mapping Design and Practice focuses on GCM concepts, processes, techniques, and tools. During the course, participants will learn what to consider when designing a GCM project, the underlying principles of GCM, and the best practices for a successful GCM project.

Course Details

  • 16 hours of instruction on planning and conducting a GCM project, taught in eight 2-hour online sessions over 4 weeks. (schedule below)
  • Lectures and project workshops lead by a team of experienced GCM researchers.
  • Small class size to allow for discussion and maximize interaction.
  • Hands on experience with groupwisdom. You will receive access to a demo project to explore settings, data entry, and reports.
  • All sessions are recorded, allowing you the flexibility to catch up if you miss a session.
  • Homework for skill building, including hands-on practice in groupwisdom™
  • A comprehensive set of GCM workbooks, complete with step-by-step instructions, checklists, and templates.

GCM Design and Practice Course Schedule

Course Days Session Dates
Fall 1 Mon/Thu Sep 23 Sep 26 Sep 30 Oct 3 Oct 7 Oct 10 Oct 14 Oct 17
Fall 2 Mon/Thu Oct 28 Oct 31 Nov 4* Nov 7* Nov 11* Nov 14* Nov 18* Nov 21*

Class is in session:
11:30am-1:30pm US Eastern Daylight Savings Time (-4 UTC) until Nov 4
*11:30am-1:30pm US Eastern Standard Time (-5 UTC) including and after Nov 4

Team Training

Have a team that needs training?  For teams of five or more we can arrange a private 16-hour course, or an accelerated 10-hour course customized to your schedule.

What’s next? Contact us!
By mail: contact us or
call CSI at (607) 272-1206

Intro to Group Concept Mapping and groupwisdom™

Free Introductory Webinar on GCM and groupwisdom

Wed, Aug 21, 2024 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Looking for a quick overview of GCM? Join our Free Introductory Webinar, Intro to Group Concept Mapping and groupwisdom™. This webinar is the best starting point for learning about Group Concept Mapping. The host will walk you through the method and its uses, and they will show you how data is collected, analyzed, and visualized for your use in research, evaluation, and planning.

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