Year in Review
The Group Concept Mapping Community
In 2021, CSI clients published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and papers using the Group Concept Mapping methodology. Congratulations to each of you! The CSI team is proud to play a part in contributing to our clients' work and helping you have a meaningful impact on the lives of your participants. You can see from the publications keyword cloud below that the methodology continues to be used broadly.
In the year ahead, CSI will continue to showcase your work in our Publication Spotlight emails and on our website and social media. We will be investing in new outlets to make GCM studies readily available to the research community. Updates to follow!
Global GCM

2021 was a year of impact around the world. Group Concept Mapping had wide representation across disciplines, communities, and continents. GCM studies spanned 5 continents and 20 countries. Studies included subject areas such as public health, youth engagement, and equitable access to employment. Group Concept Mapping was used to create public education strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it was applied to engage a higher education community in developing a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion strategic plan.
GCM Training in 2021

CSI's Getting to Know GCM introductory webinar is our most popular GCM training. People join us for the orientation to GCM because they are curious about the methodology, and some of our clients come to a session as a refresher for experienced GCM users. The free one-hour webinar attracted hundreds of participants in 2021 from 24 countries on 6 continents (come on Antarctica!).

In 2019, we began converting our in-person core GCM training GCM Design and Practice (GCM D&P) to a live, interactive, and engaging online course. When the pandemic hit in 2020, we were able quickly to adapt the new web-based GCM D&P course to reach global participants. It has been well received: we enjoyed teaching 32 students that inaugural year and a record 43 in 2021. It is always exciting to greet our diverse student cohorts. Last year trainees hailed from 10 states in the US as well as from Australia, China, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

For 2022, we are looking at ways to expand our training programs to teach even more people in more ways!
groupwisdomTM turns 3!
Our tech ‘baby’ is all grown up! The groupwisdomTM platform has served over 200 researchers and gets better with each passing year. 2022 will include several enhancements that reflect groupwisdomTM clients’ preferences and needs for an high-powered, easy to access, and intuitive platform. 
Upcoming Events

Getting to Know Group Concept Mapping and groupwisdomTM Webinar
February 16 at 11:00 am EST

GCM Design & Practice
Spring dates TBA. Let us know you are interested, and you will be the first to hear the new dates.
New Additions to the CSI Team
Emma Terwilliger, B.A.
Client Services Consultant
Emma joined the CSI team mid-2021. You may have had the opportunity to appreciate her impeccable project management skills. If you have not yet, you will soon!
Megan Begert, M.P.A.
Director of Management and Planning
Megan leads the CSI team in business management, planning, and business development.  Email Megan - she will be happy to discuss your next project!
...Join CSI's Core Team
Mary Kane, M.S.
President and Principal Consultant
Scott R. Rosas, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Evaluation
Ellen Slusar, B.S.
Senior Director of Operations and Finance
Matthew Hall, B.S.
Manager of Information Systems
Nancy Szary, B.S.
Program and Operations Associate
Steven Wallace, B.A.
Technical Support Associate
Cheers to another great year!