Visual Facilitation Lab - Hong Kong

WHY THIS WORKSHOP?

Successful meetings are well designed and facilitated, deliver great outcomes, and empower participants to move forward with clarity, tools, and ideas to make meaningful change. 

Graphic facilitation is the process of identifying, expressing, and moving ideas and conversations forward using visual tools, models, and methods. In a business world of growing complexity and challenges for our attention, there is an urgent need for clarity in our communication, identifying and expressing a clear and compelling vision as a leader, and having a broader range of tools for team engagement as a facilitator.

We will share with you the best of our processes and methodology, real life stories and “a-ha moments” from over 20 years experience in training, facilitation, and working visually. We will aspire to model everything that we have learned and use with clients to create a stimulating environment, and tangible learning outcomes using visual tools.

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Are you a team leader, trainer, presenter, coach, meeting facilitator, process designer, working either internally in an organization or having your own business? Are you working in a role where communication and collaboration are essential? Do you want to bring more engagement, clarity, and creativity to your meetings, facilitations, and learning events? Do you want to become a more valuable thought partner in the design and delivery of your programs?

A meeting facilitator, trainer, speaker or coach who uses visual tools, sends a message to the participants: “this is going to be different”, this is going to be more collaborative”, this is how we can begin to create a culture of innovation in our organizations".

 

WHY WORK VISUALLY?

85% of your audience are visual thinkers. Learn to use the powerful tools of visual communication to more effectively engage your learners, team, and clients.

7 BENEFITS OF WORKING VISUALLY

  1. People feel heard and acknowledged when they see their voices and comments reflected in the context of the overall group objectives

  2. Visuals create a lasting and enduring tangible takeaway of the agreements and commitments from the meeting

  3. Invites deeper discussion and dialogue on the issues presented

  4. Encourages big picture thinking, reducing conflict, leading to greater alignment on objectives.

  5. Helps to create clarity and focus in multiple language environments

  6. By seeing the overall process and journey, groups have greater clarity and take more ownership of the process

  7. Visuals help to focus attention, invite participation, and encourage collaboration

In addition, visual tools will help you to stand out as a meeting facilitator or presenter.

 

Here is what our graduates says:

 

 

Day 1 

You will learn the fundamentals of working with visuals and by the end of the day will be able to present your ideas visually. 

This includes the following outcomes: 
 

  • Development of visual vocabulary and ability to generate ideas rapidly with visuals 

  • Creation of visual flipcharts for your trainings or meetings

  • Practice in clear lettering and layout

  • Making Ideas Stick will provide you a foundation of the tools, and techniques of working and thinking visually, as well as hands on practice in using visual tools for group learning & facilitation.

 

HERE'S WHAT WE WILL DO:

  • Create a foundation in the tools of Visual Thinking & Visual Recording

  • Build a framework for listening, synthesizing, and presenting ideas to support any communication objective.

  • Build core skills of Visual Recording in listening, synthesizing, drawing, writing quickly and legibly, combining images and words to create meaning.

  • Create a “whole-brain friendly” language of visual elements, icons, and metaphors to energize your business communications

  • Learn how to communicate concepts and structures using simple visuals through a series of simple questions and perceptual frameworks

  • Hand on best practices drawing live in the room to capture participants ideas in real-time

  • Turn a key component of your training content (slide or concept) into an engaging and interactive visual which the group creates together

  • Learn how to create more “Wow’s” in your meetings and learning events with customized visual tools for group learning processes

  • Visual Workshop Activity Session

 

Day 2

Facilitation means to make a process "easier". It is the art of creatively moving a group forward in the process of reaching agreements or solutions while encouraging full ownership of the outcomes. 

This interactive workshop will give you a working foundation on the tools, skills, and strategies to energize group processes, improve decision making and boost engagement using visuals.

Equipped with Module 1 core skills and visual thinking tools, Module 2 will support program facilitators in creating more engaging and dynamic learning environments, processes and outcomes. You will learn to use visual tools to facilitate a variety of individual and group communication objectives, including case studies on corporate visioning, branding, customer engagement, and your individual client facilitation work. 

HERE'S WHAT WE WILL DO:
 

  • Apply Visual Recording skills to Visual Facilitation 

  • Design a meeting or training with visuals

  • Expand and integrate visual tools into your facilitator's tool kit using visuals for a variety of business setting including agenda design, participant check-in, action planning, decision making, strategic visioning, idea mapping, brainstorming

  • Create compelling visual templates for harvesting, prioritizing, and focusing group outputs during breakout sessions 

  • Develop and use visual metaphors to support learning and engagement

  • Boost problem solving and idea generation by getting groups to draw collaboratively

  • Facilitate groups and teams with visuals

We would love to have you with us and look forward to a fun, meaningful, and powerful learning adventure! Join us to get more done for yourself and your teams with a marker in your hand. 

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* HERE ARE A COUPLE OF BONUSES: *
 

  1. A visual facilitators Starter Kit (worth $69) including several pieces of Neuland markers, the "best markers in the world" sketch book, Art of Awakening Visual Facilitators Work-and-Play-Book, plus other tools to get you started.

  2. One on One follow up consultation and visual coaching with Tim to support you in your next event or session, email sharing, and online chat group support (value at $350/hr)

  3. Photographic documentation of the workshop for future reference.

  4. 2 lunches, 4 tea breaks, and (if we're lucky) a delicious treat from Irene Sunshine's Kitchen

  5. Plus, you will become part of our growing network of "Visual Ambassadors".

 

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If you have questions or would like to explore a customized learning event for your team, we would love to hear from you.
 


CAREER & ART OF AWAKENING VISUAL LAB SCHOLARSHIP


Do you have a passion for creative learning and potential? Do you lean in and perk up when someone is expressing ideas visually? Do you love doodling? We do work with all kinds of businesses, organizations, enterprises who want to transform their learning and results by working visually, and are always looking for new opportunities for collaboration. We would love to hear from you. 

We also offer "Art of Awakening Visual Lab Scholarship" to qualified candidates. Please write to irene@art-of-awakening.com
Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 9:00am
Organizer: 
Event Location: 
IMPACT HUB, Dream Impact Unit C, 4/F,
760 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon
Kowloon
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Event Type: 
Visual Facilitation