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Visual Facilitation Lab - Tokyo (Japan) Mar 2019

Visual Facilitation Lab Japan


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Art of Awakening - Visual Facilitation Lab, Tokyo (Japan)

Why this workshop?

You will learn how to create a stimulating environment and tangible learning outcomes using visual tools.


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 our processes and methodology, real-life stories and “a-ha moments” from over 20 years of 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 leadertrainer, presenter, meeting facilitator, or 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, facilitation, 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, or speaker who uses visual tools, sends a message to the audience: “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 organisations"


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.

Benefits of Working Visually

  • People feel heard and acknowledged when they see their voices and comments reflected in the context of the overall group objectives
  • Visuals create a lasting and enduring tangible takeaway from the agreements and commitments from the meeting
  • Makes you stand out as a meeting facilitator or presenter
  • Invites deeper discussion and dialogue on the issues presented
  • Encourages big picture thinking, reducing conflict, leading to greater alignment on objectives.
  • Helps to create clarity and focus in multiple language environments
  • Visuals help to focus attention and invite participation


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 training or meetings
  • Practice in clear lettering and layout
  • Making Ideas Stick will provide you with a foundation of the tools, and techniques of working and thinking visually, as well as hands-on practise in using visual tools for group learning & facilitation.

 In this session we will: 

  • 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 and  use colours effectively
  • 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
  • Learn how to create more “Wow’s” in your programs with specialized templates and tools for group learning processes
  • Visual Workshop Activity Session


 Day 2

Facilitation is the art of creatively moving a group forward to the desired objective, with 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. 


In this session we will:

  • Apply Visual Recording skills to Visual Facilitation 
  • Design a meeting or training with visuals
  • Expand and integrate visual tools into your facilitator's toolkit using visuals for a variety of business setting including agenda design, participant check-in, action planning, decision making, strategic visioning, idea mapping,  brainstorming
  • Create engaging flipcharts and facilitation templates  
  • Develop and use metaphors, visuals to support facilitation objectives
  • Boost problem solving and idea generation by getting groups to draw collaboratively
  • Facilitate groups and teams with visual


Be Part of Our Creative Community


VFL Jan 18 - HK

VFL Jan 18 - Singapore





We would love to have you with us and look forward to a fun, meaningful, and powerful learning adventure!


What do our graduates say?

Previous Sessions were all SOLD OUT! Book your seats NOW to avoid disappointment



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 at 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.

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

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


Authorised Partner (Japan): 




Top Cloud Collaboration, LLC.
MG Meguro Ekimae 2F, 2-15-19 Kamiosaki

Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan 141-0021



Top Cloud Collaboration is a group of learning & development professionals with a vision for expanding L&D opportunities in Japan for both practitioners and client organizations.

We see world class training, coaching and facilitation content, methods and ideas flowing into the Japanese market from abroad, as well as flowing out from Japan to the rest of the world.

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 9:30am
Event Location: 
The Wesley Centre
6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku,
Event Type: 
Visual Facilitation