Last week saw the first ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor (TLI) course to be held in London. Gracing the elegant streets of Mayfair, the sold out course took place over 4 days at the Hilton on Park Lane Hotel. Doubling up as the debut of iMindMap 5, a heady mixture of nerves and excitement could be felt at ThinkBuzan in the days running up to the course!
We had an excellent mix of attendees in London, with some from educational and lecturing backgrounds, civil engineering, business, tourism and even a representative from Sony. The dynamic group gave colour and meaning to the theory being taught by offering insights and examples from their own professions.
When asked to provide feedback on the course across all areas, from content and course leaders, to the venue facilities, the response was enthusiastically positive with an average rating of 96%!
“I think the impact of those four days will stay with us all and transform how we work in the future. It was a real pleasure to meet you and having the opportunity to work alongside like-minded people was a breath of fresh air.”
Sue Baker, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
The TLI covered a breadth of topics over the 4 days, from Chris Griffiths on the impact of technology on thinking, to generating great ideas. Tony got the course off to a characteristically rousing start on the first morning, introducing Mind Mapping, creativity and the brain’s potential. The group were also given the chance to ask Tony any questions they had in a lively Q & A session.
“Excellent personable team – demonstrated a depth of knowledge. Thank you very much for all your teaching, support and humour.”
Fiona Stephen, Nutrition Consultant
An internationally renowned speaker, Tony spends the majority of his time globe trotting – so we were very lucky to pin him down long enough to open the TLI course in London and let the new class of TLIs learn from the master. He will also be attending the TLI in Dubai next month, for any of you attending the next course, fresh from a month in Kenya working on his new books.
“What I learned from Tony, Chris, Emily and Owen, and in fact everyone else, has formed a very inspirational, positive place in my developing mind. I look forward to drawing on that resource, on that seed of wisdom, and nurturing it.”
Carl Peters, English-Trainer.com
The TLI group had the advantage of being the first ever to get trained and accredited on iMindMap 5. Whilst still in its Beta stage, the group got to really explore the software and loved the new features – particularly 3D View and SmartLayout.
We also had guest speakers as a special treat for London. Henry Toi, from Buzan Centres Asia, gave a talk on Mind Mapping within Education, and Simon Pearson from Puzzlebox Potential generously shared his own story and experiences of Mind Mapping.
“TLI was a wonderful week and a life changing experience.”
Simon Pearson, Puzzlebox Potential
A truly interactive experience, the TLI course gets the group contributing and applying the skills learnt throughout – and this doesn’t just apply to mental challenges…
“The TLI course is not only learning and meeting fantastic people. It’s also fun!”
Oriol Marimón-Clos, co-founder of 3 Day Startups
Our newly graduated class of ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructors are eager and motivated to get back to their varied careers and applying the knowledge and skills they have acquired to transform the way they and their colleagues work. As Sue baker said, it ‘gave me so many ideas to develop’.
As accredited trainers they can also now run their own courses on applied innovation and iMindMap 5. This will definitely not be the last you here from our new TLIs who have an exciting arsenal of plans about to be put in motion. From transforming the face of education in Britain and Oman, to building communication networks in Africa, the ambitions of a ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor may be varied but share a drive to change and innovate.
“I would like to thank you all for a unique experience in terms of learning and understanding the TLI mission.”
Nisha Sood, Education in Oman
We would like to thank the new TLIs for being one of the most dynamic and inspiring groups that we have worked with and we look forward to a rewarding relationship with them going forward.
If you would like to see more photos from the TLI in London, you can find them on Flickr.
If you want to experience the ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor Course, then book quickly – we have limited space and will be closing the bookings very soon.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +44 (0) 20 71 177 173, 1–800–961–4582 (US)
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