Mind-Mapping Matters

LIVE: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern

We each have our own preferred learning experiences. Each of us have our favored ways of taking in and deeply processing our learning experiences. Knowing how you prefer to learn gives you a great advantage everywhere in life, but especially as you learn new skills in an ever-changing world. We each create meaning from the rush and jumble of information encountered at work, at home, and everywhere else in life.

The term “learning styles” speaks to the understanding that every individual learns differently. We will review how mind-mapping can help achieve goals, both professionally and personally, and how mind-mapping can help organizational effectiveness.

Understanding mind-mapping and learning styles can be beneficial to you and those around you!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn different learning styles, and identify own learning style
  • Gain an understanding of why identifying different learning styles are beneficial in our practice.
  • Understand mind-mapping at the organizational level including it's benefits

CYC Certification Competency Domain:  Developmental Practice Methods

ACYCP Members get a discount.  Please contact Michael Mitchelor the CYC Office to get the discount code.  We will respond within 48 hours.

1 Class Hour

Created by

Jessica McKinley, MLD, CYC-P

Jessica McKinley has worked in the out-of-school-time (OST) field since 2010 with a focus on cultivating funding and program management statewide. Jessica is committed to out-of-school-time, is Secretary of the Association of Child & Youth Care Practice (ACYCP), sits on the Child & Youth Care Certification Board (CYCCB) and the OST Board through the Indiana Department of Education.  Jessica is a certified Child and Youth Care Practitioner at the Professional level and holds a master’s degree in leadership development with a focus on nonprofits.  Jessica is a trainer for the Academy for Competent Youth Work and teaches the CYC: Foundations course.

Jessica enjoys instilling knowledge and providing  resources that will continue the advancement of youth work in Indiana and beyond.


Emily Siler, MFA, CYC-P

Emily Siler's passion for working with youth and families began as a youth mentor over 15 years ago. Since that time, she has worked with Big Brother Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, Elementary Education, as well as other organizations.

She is ecstatic in her current role as the Chief Operating Officer at the YMCA of Harrison County and focuses on team-building, daily operations and finding innovative ways to make programming more
accessible to youth and families. She holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design, Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and is working on her Masters in Leadership Development. 

She loves spending time with her husband, two sons; and always finds time to karaoke.