GRAPHIC RECORDING AND FACILITATION: 2-DAY TRAINING OCTOBER 2017
Drawing Change is offering a two-day graphic recording and graphic facilitation workshop! Designed for educators, managers, and innovators, this training will teach you how to bring visual superpowers to your work.
Seats are limited, and include catered lunch for 2 days, a resource kit worth $120, and one-on-one coaching afterwards. No previous drawing experience is required.
See you there!
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There’s no shortage of information anymore. Even when we have all the data and people in the room, it doesn’t always add up to a great meeting. What’s missing are people who can help groups make sense of information and tools to help people feel heard. This is the moment where visual thinking tools – such as graphic recording and graphic facilitation – have impact.
Invest in your meeting skills with this two-day foundational course in Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation – October 28 & 29, 2017. Register here.
When we see visual process work in action, what happens is our eyes, ears, mind and heart begin to make connections. When that happens, we listen more deeply. We care more deeply. The seeds of action start to take root. When we see our words and thoughts expressed in front of us – live – we are pulled deeper into what is happening in the room.
Graphic recorders and graphic facilitators use listening and drawing skills to help groups reach a deeper understanding. Graphic recording is not “just” doodling: graphic recorders use visuals to create alignment, engagement, and solve problems. And now you can too.
Graphic recording workshop with Fostering Change BC and Amanda Fenton | photo courtesy of Yumi and Vancouver Foundation team, 2017
THIS TWO-DAY INVESTMENT WILL
- Expand your leadership tool-box with visual superpowers
- Elevate your ability to include diverse voices in meetings
- Develop your capacity to distill information
- Sharpen your tools to have more effective meetings
- Teach the visuals you need to improve group engagement
- Hone your creative thinking and problem solving skills
- Explore visuals as a key tool for systems change
WHAT WE’LL DO TOGETHER
Day 1 Graphic Recording & Facilitation Workshop Highlights:
- Understanding the field: graphic recording and graphic facilitation
- Work big! Learn how to use space on a big scale
- Build your visual vocabulary: simple icons to make an impact
- Hand lettering: how to master one of the biggest trends of 2017
- Lettering: ways to bring your flip charts to the next level
- Listening: even more important than drawing. Listening for story and synthesis
- Putting it all together: Understanding layouts
- Time for hands-on practice
- Resources for your success
- Visual tools for facilitating different meetings, in addition to graphic recording: templates, timelines, photo-based tools, and other contexts
Day 2 Graphic Recording & Facilitation Workshop Highlights
- Introducing the new “9-part model for reflection” custom designed for visual practitioners
- Visual processes: choosing the right visual processes for strategic planning, coaching, curriculum development, and more
- Case studies: graphic recording skills for listening and drawing live and graphic facilitation opportunities
- Building your business: how to develop your capacity for visual thinking within an organization and as a consultant
- Opportunity for participants to co-create part of the agenda, focussing on conversations about visuals and diversity, visuals and conflict, and what is important to you
This two-day investment will be highly participatory and hands-on. We are all creative, and importantly – we are most creative when we feel supported and accepted. Participants in this class will build a brave space to take risks and learn together – while supporting each other in reawakening our creativity!
USING VISUALS TO LEAD
This highly participatory graphic recording workshop is intended for facilitators, educators, managers, and innovators – anyone who finds themselves working with groups (isn’t that everyone?).
As part of your work, you might spend a significant amount of your time in meetings or working with people who have competing demands. In those meetings, you might have wondered, “What is this meeting about? Is this the best use of my skills and my talents?” At Drawing Change, we’ve spent many years in these meetings. We’ve learned there can be a better way.
Photo credit Josh Berson
WHERE IS GRAPHIC RECORDING AND GRAPHIC FACILITATION USED?
Visual thinking, graphic recording, and graphic facilitation works with groups from two into the hundreds.
Here are some ideas where graphic recording/facilitation skills are useful:
- Transforming a mission/vision statement into a visual
- Strategic planning session off-site
- Getting what’s in your head onto the page
- When you need to iterate, prototype, and test ideas
- Small brainstorming meetings
- Keynote speakers, so everyone has a reminder of their words
- Customer or client journey mapping to describe a user experience
- Capturing group discussions during World Cafes
- Translating an anonymous suggestion box into a summary visual
- And on a smaller scale, visuals can be a great reminder of individual coaching sessions or feed-forward sessions
- Taking personal sketchnotes during meetings that you want to back to teams afterwards… Not just file in a corner!
Graphic Facilitation Example During a Conference
In this class, you will learn how to connect ideas, listen and create visual summaries, as well as develop other visual tools for meetings and events.
Creative Mornings with Sam Bradd | Photo credit – Rob Shaer robshaer.com
COME JOIN US!
You don’t need to be a super-sketcher to be able to communicate visually. If you’ve ever drawn two overlapping circles to explain something, you’re already using visual thinking. This workshop will enhance how you connect ideas, listen and create visual summaries for meetings and events.
This investment aims to push the boundaries of what you do and where you want to go. And I promise you don’t need to be a super-drawer.
Hi! I’m Sam, the owner of Drawing Change – a graphic recording and facilitation agency in western Canada. I work internationally and edited an anthology for visual practitioners, called Drawn Together for Visual Practice.
During the past 15 years, I’ve been fortunate to work with leaders around the world, including the World Health Organization, Google, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, various Fortune 500 companies, as well as Indigenous and public sector organizations.
Photo credit Aura Mckay
Drawing on my experience and my Masters in Education from the University of British Columbia, I want to share my experience with both new practitioners and skilled colleagues. In my mission to help groups use visuals for better engagement, this workshop will amplify your leadership. I’ve taught graphic recording, sketchnoting, and facilitation classes to a wide range of participants – from city councillors, staff in the social impact sector, and young people.
This course will be joined by Drawing Change Associates, Tiaré Jung or Michelle Buchholz. Michelle and Tiaré have been graphic recording with Drawing Change, using their listening and drawing skills to support groups for a better world.
WHAT YOU GET
Participants will go home with a Graphic Recording kit worth $100, plus an additional exclusive Neuland® Ambassador Marker Kit gift.
- Two full days of instruction
- Catered lunch, as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks for both days
- Templates, handouts, a book of icons, tools for practice, and a list of favourite books and resources – Valued at $100
- 30 minutes of coaching from Sam afterwards
- PLUS participants receive an exclusive Neuland® Ambassador gift
- Opportunity for additional graphic or business development coaching
- A new network of visual practitioners to support your learning and development after the course
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