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Voyage Mapping Experiential Learning Activity

Voyage Mapping: Individual Coaching Version

The Individual Coaching Version of Voyage Mapping is a versatile coaching and personal development activity with applications in action planning and team development. The activity uses visual metaphors of a journey to generate discussion about past experiences, and how to use them for future planning and goal setting.
A set of resources which can also be used to review and share experience from completed projects, challenges and tasks.

Watch a short video of Voyage Mapping by clicking the thumbnail below left.

Click here for our guide to selecting the right image based activity for you! 


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Key Features

    Learning Focus
  • Action Planning
  • Coaching Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Goal-setting & Monitoring
  • Risk Assessment
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Group Size
  • Ideal: 2 - 6
  • Possible: 2 - 16
  • Duration
  • 30-90 Minutes plus review

Activity Overview

The Voyage Mapping: Individual Coaching activity from RSVP Design Ltd is a set of resources that allows individuals to work with a powerful metaphor for exploring learning from the past, and preparing for future challenges.

The activity contains resources that enable participants to review tasks, projects, and processes they have undertaken and identify successes and failures. They then explore the critical incidents and draw from those key learning points which they believe will have value in the future. This reflective process helps to ensure that future mistakes can be avoided, problems and pitfalls can be anticipated and costly repetition or reworking minimised.

We also have different versions for larger team sizes:

Voyage Mapping Large Roll-upStandard Roll-up, or Hard Back versions. 

Learning Objectives

  • • Review and share experience from completed projects, challenges and tasks
  • • Identify and clarify the learning that is available from those past experiences
  • • Use the improved understanding of the past experience to anticipate and prepare for future challenges 

Activity Description

Activity Contents:

16x A3 individual, reusable maps, 16x write on, wipe off pens, 16x sets of self-adhesive cartoon image metaphors, 16x sets of Personal Development cartoon keys, 16x Personal Development briefs, 16x sets of Learning to Learn cartoon keys, 16x sets of Learning to Learn briefs.

Package Weight: 3kg

Many individuals use the metaphor of a journey to describe their experiences;

  • “It’s been a long, hard road….”
  • “It’s been an uphill struggle but I think we’ve reached the summit…”
  • “We’re at a crossroads: we need to make a very decisive change in direction.”

Voyage Mapping encourages participants to tell their stories of the journey they have been on, individually and together, through the course of a learning process, a project or a business challenge.

The activity uses the idea of an old-fashioned sea voyage to represent the way in which explorers brought back with them the accounts of the events and incidents which shaped their voyage and the ‘tales’ of what they discovered. These stories include new knowledge and skills that were acquired, dangers faced and overcome and accounts of the feelings, relationships and memories which they shared.

As these stories are remembered and explored, learning emerges that can then be used and applied in planning for future voyages of discovery. The activity is equally effective when used to reflect on an individual, personal or professional journey, or the journey of a group, team or organisation.

Cleaning Tip
After continued use some pen residue may be left on the maps, even if using write-on, wipe-off pens. In this case restore the surface like new by using a 'label remover' substance such as the one we use: 


Fun & InnoformativeReview by John Armstrong
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“I used Voyage Mapping recently with a team completing an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) programme, as a way of helping them evaluate their learning journey. Although I was not really sure how the team would respond, once we got started they had a lot of fun and found the exercise really informative. Voyage Mapping brought a creative approach to evaluation and helped the participants reflect on their learning and to share their thinking in a visual way. The activity certainly exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be using it again!” (Posted on 20/01/2015)

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