The examples below show simple maps for training we might use with Modlettes.
Each map clarifies the journey from the problem to the happy destination, and it sets the boundaries for what’ll be covered in your training.
The first example shows a map using questions. The second shows a map using bullet points.
Example: How to keep cucumbers fresh
Problem: Cucumbers wilt too quickly
Happy Destination: Keep your cucumbers fresh for longer.
You can use questions to outline almost any training intervention.
What, why and how are the most commonly asked questions in training. These questions are often a good starting point when creating a map for your training.
There isn’t just one correct map. When traveling from one place to another, there are always different routes to take. Some routes may be slightly longer than others, but they still get you to the same destination. With Modlettes it’s the same. Different designers may create different maps to guide their learners to the same happy destination.
Example: How to support a remote team
Problem: Lack of motivation in the team, team members feeling disconnected.
Happy Destination: Make your team feel motivated even if they work remotely.
You can use bullet points to map out your Modlette, no matter which topic you are covering. Bullet points work especially well when you’re mapping out a pre-training or post-training Modlette. These might contain a series of tips or a collection of helpful resources (e.g. exercises, templates, quotes, diagrams, trends, recommended reading).
You can mix questions and bullet points when mapping out the journey to the happy destination. The map is a tool to structure your training. Use it the way it works for you.