Training

Expert training to enhance your GCM project and improve your skills

For almost 30 years, CSI has welcomed training participants to our home in Ithaca, and we have delivered customized GCM training at many client locations. With COVID-19 in mind, we’ve converted all of our training to virtual, web-based, interactive sessions. We look forward to welcoming you!

Group Concept Mapping Design and Practice Training

Web-Based

GCM Design and Practice Training, focuses on concepts, processes, techniques and tools.

We accommodate your busy schedule by bringing GCM training directly to your desktop. Flexibility to learn when and where it’s best for you. Opportunities for networking with other researchers, and personalized coaching from CSI leaders. This is the essential course for learning GCM.

See the schedule of upcoming courses below, and contact us for details!

Interactive online

  • The complete Group Concept Mapping Training for researchers and project leads, delivered to you!
  • Collaborative class setting, with your learning cohort
  • You can complete the entire course, while you are starting your project at the same time
  • Dedicated one-on-one project consulting time with GCM leaders as part of training

Designed with you in mind

  • Eight sessions over the course of 4 or 5 weeks
  • Two hours per session
  • Your learning will be fresh from week to week
  • Eliminates the training burden of travel expenses and concerns
  • Fits into your regular work schedule

Cost and Value

  • Base price $1,500
  • Includes all materials, access to all sessions for 3 months, and exclusive CSI coaching
  • Discounts for added attendees, license purchase with training, support purchase within three months
  • Private group training courses available – get the whole project team trained and synchronized, even across continents.

Syllabus

  • Includes all GCM training sessions
  • Live lectures and discussion
  • Homework and practica for skill building
  • Hands-on project work in groupwisdom™
  • Workbooks with practical tips and tools
  • All materials available 24/7 via dedicated portal

GCM Design and Practice Course Schedule
Additional course dates TBA

Courses
Days Session Dates
Winter 1 Mon/Thu Jan 17 Jan 20 Jan 24 Jan 27 Jan 31 Feb 3 Feb 7 Feb 10
Winter 2 Mon/Thu Feb 28 Mar 3 Mar 7 Mar 10 Mar 14* Mar 17* Mar 21* Mar 24*

Class is in session 11:30-1:30 US Eastern Standard Time (-5 UTC).
*All dates after March 14th are US Eastern Daylight Savings Time (-4 UTC).

Or ask us about GCM Practice Training customized for your group.
We’ll bring the GCM Design and Practice training to you with a complete course tailored to your group’s interests. Virtually!

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

In Person Training With COVID-19 in mind, we’ve converted all of our training to virtual, web-based, interactive sessions. We hope to resume our 2 ½ day training course hosted in Ithaca NY and On Site at your location Training programs in 2022.

Advanced Group Concept Mapping Learning Series

Take a deeper dive into key areas of a GCM project

Join CSI Lead Consultants to explore advanced GCM topics linking advanced analysis, both quantitative and qualitative.

Intended for the experienced Group Concept Mapping practitioner.

Advanced Topics:

Valuing Voice

TBD

Valuing voice, an empowering extension of community-based participation, seeks and values the important input from people who experience the effects of an issue, and who have lived knowledge of the issues. This session will demonstrate the importance of valuing voice, help you identify important considerations to valuing voice in your project, describe how the GCM approach actualizes valuing voice, and provide guidance on developing a voice-active framework.

Idea Synthesis Options in GCM

TBD

Idea synthesis is important in a successful GCM project. CSI’s rigorous structure for conducting the process is part of CSI’s basic training. This session demonstrates another approach: how to apply the KWIC process to synthesize a set of raw brainstormed ideas to prepare a final list for sorting and rating.

Computing Sorting and Rating Reliability Estimates

TBD

Your work may require more rigorous reliability estimates to support your GCM results. In this session, you will work to organize and compute the set of common sorting and rating reliability estimates in GCM.

Cluster Ratings Comparisons Using T-tests

TBD

You can increase the utility of your results by demonstrating cluster ratings comparisons that illustrates complex relationships across groups. This session will illustrate t-tests in groupwisdom™, and guide you in constructing and running the t-test function to compare cluster means of two independent groups.

Designed with you in mind

  • Four sessions over the course of 2 weeks
  • 1 to 1 ½ hours per session
  • Live lectures and discussion

Cost and Value

  • Base price per class is $120; discounts for multiple purchases and registrations.
  • Includes all materials, copies of session presentations and recordings
  • Discounts for added attendees, license purchase with training, support purchase within three months

2021 SCHEDULE

TOPIC 2021
Valuing Voice TBD
Idea Synthesis Options in GCM TBD
Computing Sorting and Rating Reliability Estimates TBD
Cluster Ratings Comparisons Using T-tests TBD

What’s next? Contact us!

By mail: contact us or csiinfo@conceptsystems.com

or

call CSI at (607) 272-1206

Webinar

Getting to Know Group Concept Mapping and groupwisdom™

Nov 19, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Dec 8, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

In this free one-hour introductory webinar, you will learn the basics of the GCM method, and explore how our application, groupwisdom™, helps facilitate the entire process. We discuss best practices in creating a successful GCM project and explain key steps from planning, design, management, data analysis and use. Open to all.

Register for Nov 19

Register for Dec 8

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Self Directed Learning

Learn about Group Concept Mapping

You can access our free self-directed learning tour, Introduction to Group Concept Mapping. This self-paced tour provides a basic introduction to the GCM methodology.

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