Two Examples of Maps (or Outlines)

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.

  1. Using questions to create a map.

Example:  How to keep cucumbers fresh

Problem:  Cucumbers wilt too quickly

Happy Destination:  Keep your cucumbers fresh for longer.


  • What’s the best way to store whole cucumbers?
  • What’s the best way to store sliced cucumbers?
  • What if I store cucumbers out of the fridge?
  • Can you freeze cucumbers?

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.

  • Using bullet points to create a map

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.


  • The specific challenges of remote working
  • Idea 1: Check in regularly with each team member
  • Idea 2: Learn to be more empathetic
  • Idea 3: Stimulate informal conversations.

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.