Art of Thinking Classes:

1. Anticipating Futures

Three Horizons, March 7, 2017
Causal Loops, March 8, 2017

2. Innovative Thinking

Generative Thinking, April 11, 2017
Dilemma Resolution, April 12, 2017

3. Seeing Wholes

Holistic Mapping, May 9, 2017
Hexagon Mapping, May 10, 2017

4. Agile Thinking

Causal Texture, June 13, 2017
Colour Tones, June 14, 2017

Are you and your team running in circles because there are a large number of factors that influence how you can move forward towards finding a solution? That no matter which route you take, it feels unsatisfactory?

This technique dives one step deeper than Holistic Mapping to help you harvest a wide variety of ideas and shape them into an interconnected strategy.

Hexagon mapping allows individuals and groups to gain shared insights into the hidden structure of the situation and how one thing influences another. Accordingly, it helps you create more effective strategies where you might discover new starting points with more leverage to get the solution you want.


H3Uni approaches the Art of Thinking similar to how one learns a musical instrument. The method of teaching engages you in short, active exercises that build up your experience in the essential methods underpinning each technique. By building a repertoire of techniques, and practicing with real examples, learners will build their capacity to approach situations with creativity and flexibility over time.

This series touches on a range of methods to develop your mental and emotional capacity to solve problems and make wise decisions.

In contrast to conventional analytical skills, the H3Uni approach emphasises building the capacity to creatively synthesize information leading to fresh insights. In this course you will be coached in the visualisations, frameworks and self-awareness necessary for effective visual thinking.

You are invited to complete the following preparation since this is an accelerated course with a lot of ground to cover in 90 minutes, and it is designed for you to use experiences from your professional or personal life:

  • Join the course 15 minutes early to meet other participants and get set up
  • Stay 30 minutes after for any questions or discussion with other participants
  • Have 2-3 challenges around which you would like to generate new thinking and fresh ideas. For example;
    • A problem you are facing that could use new ideas
    • A place where you feel stuck and would like ideas to open up thinking
    • An area where you and/or your team are going around in circles and need new insights

Date: May 10th, 2017

Time: 18:45-21:00 GMT

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  • Meet & Greet:18:45 GMT. Please arrive 15 minutes early to test your sound, speakers, and video.
  • Course: 19:00-20:30 GMT
  • Optional Discussion: 20:30-21:00 GMT


  • The classes will be held by video conference using the Zoom platform. You will receive a link to the class by email after registration. When you click on that link, it will automatically download the Zoom meeting plug-in prior to the call, it should start downloading automatically and open when it is complete.
  • Sometimes people have issues because of Safari – if that happens, close all of your web browser windows and open the link using another browser (Mozilla, Firefox, Explorer, etc.)
  • Make sure to have a headset that you can hear from or speak into ready, it can greatly improve your listening experience.
  • Zoom’s technical support or for more information on how to join by phonethere will be text about how to register, and that it is okay to just take one or all of them.
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Lead Tutor: Anthony Hodgson, PhD

Anthony first learned creative thinking and powerful visualisation techniques and skills from J.G. Bennett throughout most of his 20s. This was in the context of being a Research Fellow in educational transformation which led, among other things, to the development of structural communication and of applied systematics. He has continued to practice these techniques over a long career as a consultant in learning, organisational development, strategy and futures thinking.

He was also taught a range of yoga techniques by the little known Narayana Sadashiva. This led to the development of cognitive kinetics and idonic facilitation. His aspiration is to share components of what he has learned that appear greatly relevant and needed for our transitional times, which will make increasing demands for people to tap into their own creativity to create a viable future.