AAG Advanced-Level Workshop Summer 2022

Mapping Mindfully

Community-Based Data Collection and Visualization Through a Trauma-Aware Lens

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Schedule Overview (in Eastern time)

MONDAY 11am-12:30pm | AAG Welcome Session, Introduction to Trauma-Awareness

TUESDAY 12:00-2:00pm | Bringing Trauma-Awareness to Data and Visualization

WEDNESDAY Work day: Mapping Joy Project + Office Hours (hosted 12:00pm-7:00pm)

THURSDAY 12:00-2:00pm | Project Show & Tell, Final Reflections

FRIDAY 12:00-2:00pm | Bringing Trauma-Awareness to Communities

Detailed Daily Agenda


Synchronous 11am-12:30pm | AAG Welcome Session.

-Here students will meet with AAG staff and start to get to know one another. I as the instructor will not attend in order to make space for participants to focus on building connections with peers (one of the goals AAG has for these workshop series).


-Complete 30-minute free-write responding to prompt exploring current understanding of trauma

-Listen to pre-recorded lecture (“What is Trauma and Why Does it Matter to Research?”

-Brainstorm data features/attributes for Mapping Me assignment (described in detail below).  


Synchronous 12:00pm-2:00pm with optional accountability group from 2:00-3:00 (Eastern):

-Check-in: We’ll begin every synchronous meeting with an attunement exercise (w followed by introductions, and establish a shared community container which we will engage for the remainder of the workshop.

-Discussion: We’ll then transition into our daily discussion reflecting on the previous day’s journal entries.

-Lecture: To deepen our understanding of trauma, we’ll explore how such awareness applies specifically to the context of building relationships and working with communities. This discussion will span the many stages community-based work evolves through, from identifying collaborators and participants or establishing partnerships all the way to offboarding once the project is complete.

Asynchronous: Respond to journaling prompts exploring trauma in the specific context of your project (30 minutes), submit Mapping Joy data for review. 

Office Hours

Click here to schedule a 15-minute meeting with me at any time throughout the week. Note that there are no open office hours, but only office hours by appointment. 

If you anticipate needing more than 15-minutes to get the support you need, please schedule two 15-minute meetings back to back (but please limit to 30 minutes of meeting time a day).

If there are not any times listed that match with your schedule, please send me an email (amber@mapbosse.com) naming the date you'd like to meet with 2-3 times that do work for your schedule, making sure to also note what time zone your listed times reflect. I will do my best to accommodate your schedule. 

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