The course can be used while teaching about personal, organizational and career planning. Learn how to use visualization techniques in long term planning.
Learning objectives and the skills developed
To prepare visual and comprehensive plans.
To make the learners more familiar with long term planning.
When to use it?
While teaching about personal, organizational and career planning.
Cardboards or A3 sheets, color pencils, a bunch of collected inspirational stock pictures.
Read the info box
Find three example visual boards from the links provided in resources section.
Find images, quotes or pictures that represent success or capture the emotions the participants would feel when they’ve reached their goals. You can use magazines or websites such as Pinterest, stock image sites or the image gallery. The images you select should inspire them or evoke positive emotions.
Ask participants to list their dreams, goals and ideal life. Remind them, there are different elements of their life, such as wealth, health, career, relationships and school. It doesn’t matter if they haven’t figured out exactly how they will achieve their goal; (15 mins.)
It helps to have prompts or questions to get you started. Ask them questions like:
Where have you always wanted to live?
What would your dream house look like?
What is your dream vacation?
What do you want to achieve at work or in your career?
What does your ideal work space look like?
If you had all the time in the world, how would you spend it?
What is an organization or cause you have always wanted to support?
Who are people you would like to meet or see?
Think about adding items from your bucket list of places to see and things to do before you die. You really can’t mess this up, so don’t overthink it.
Then ask them how they plan to achieve their goals. Show them example visual boards and explain what visual board is (see info box) and how the athletes, business people use it to plan their life. (10 mins.)
Then hand them out papers/cupboards, color pens and pictures to prepare their visual boards according to the goal list they made; (20 mins.)
Follow up questions:
How do you usually learn about new people and organizations?
If you feel like you need a little positive reinforcement to get vision board started, host a vision board party and ask participants to bring magazines and their laptops. Working on their vision board with a group may drive them to complete the project faster. It also serves as a built in accountability group for their vision.