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2018 Grow from Good to Great: Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Portland, Oregon

Is this you:

  • You’ve launched your graphic facilitation business in the last two years and love your work – and now you’re ready to accelerate your practice
  • You’re a visual practitioner internal to an organization – and now you want to expand what you can offer
  • You’ve been wanting to practice new techniques for listening, lettering and drawing
  • You love learning from peers in highly experiential learning environment

Sophia Liang and Sam Bradd are thrilled to be teaming up (again!) to teach an intermediate course. We looked at the visual practice field – and we realized that it’s booming right now. And that’s wonderful for our clients who can choose from a range of enthusiastic, talented practitioners. And it also creates a challenge for new practitioners: how can you stand out from your colleagues? How can you design your services and offerings to match what clients need? Importantly, how can you get from good to great quickly.  

Sophia and Sam believe that graphic facilitation is a powerful tool for engagement, strategy and problem solving – and that listening comes before making things look fancy. We focus on listening, reflection, and building client relationships and we’ll also teach you some tips and tricks to up your lettering and layout game.

This course is two days of training and an evening social.

Designed for visual practitioners 2 years’ experience and a desire to stretch your potential, this workshop will:

  • Advance your core visual skills
  • Grow your business development
  • Deepen your skills in a customized course

We’re passionate about continuous improvement and learning, and we will bring diverse facilitation techniques, a balance of theory and practice, years of experience, and new tools to take your career to the next level.

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Who should participate?

Designed for visual practitioners with approximately two years’ experience as a visual practitioner: either as a solo-preneur, or within an organization. This will be a highly participatory workshop includes two days of training and an evening opening session.

We’ll send you a survey to learn how we can tailor the workshop. Every workshop is customized to meet participants’ goals through storytelling, presentations, hands-on practice, group dialogue, and draws on the collective wisdom of a peer learning environment.


Dates: Sunday, February 11th; Monday, February 12th; and Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Times: (Sun) 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM; (Mon-Tues) 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Opening Session details:  We’re having dinner together on Sunday evening to open the workshop. It will be an opportunity to connect with the instructors, meet other visual practitioners, and share any questions. Then we dive right into training on Monday and Tuesday!

Where: The Ace Hotel, Portland, Oregon

Why: To amplify your visual impact and lift your business to the next level!

Anything else? Register for Kelvy Bird and Alfredo Carlo’s workshop later that week and receive a 5% discount on this course, Towards Mastery.


Last time, Sophia Liang and Sam Bradd teamed up to teach in Georgia, USA at the International Forum of Visual Practitioners. Don’t miss this opportunity to lift your visual practice and business to the next level.

Hi! I’m Sophia Liang, the owner of Graphic Footprints a graphic recording and facilitation company in Los Angeles, California.

I’m passionate about people and enabling sustainable communications within teams and inside organizations by utilizing the power of visual communication. I have an extensive background in designing experiential learning events with a focus on creating moments that matter.

I’ve been fortunate to work with amazing clients, including Fortune 500 companies such as Walt Disney Imagineering, Dolby Labs, Google, and Genentech, as well as both not-for-profit organizations and government agencies. I am a part of The Grove Consulting associate network (one of the original graphic facilitation firms, based in San Francisco, California) and have a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkley. I have run multiple graphic recording/facilitation workshops at the International Forum of Visual Practitioners and International Association of Facilitators annual conferences over the years.

When I’m not traveling for work, I enjoy salsa and west coast swing dancing, and cooking in my home in Los Angeles.

Sam Bradd graphic recorder live scribe

HI, I’m Sam Bradd. I’m a graphic facilitator and specialist in information design. I use visuals to help groups be better at what they do. In the last 15 years, I’ve traveled the globe collaborating with the World Health Organization, Fortune 500 companies, Google, and Indigenous organizations.

I specialize in turning dense information into images: visual strategic planning, graphic recording, infographics, knowledge translation, and engagement.I’m the editor of two new books: Drawn Together Through Visual Practice (2016) and Graphic History Collective. My formal education includes a Masters in Education (University of British Columbia), a Bachelor of Arts (Simon Fraser University), facilitation training, and courses in design, human rights monitoring and Indigenous cultural competency. In the community, I’m an active member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners.




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Individual Early Bird: $1650 USD (10 spaces or until Oct. 14)
Individual: $1800 USD

Receive a 5% discount on the Towards Mastery Workshop when you register for Kelvy Bird and Alfredo Carlo’s “Visual Practice” workshop at the same time. Contact hello@drawingchange.com for details. 

Kelvy Bird and Alfredo Carlo will be teaching a Visual Practice Workshop at the same venue, February 14 – 17, 2018. The “art of scribing” is taught to bridge the ecological, social, and spiritual divides we experience in our world today. Join us the same week in the same venue. We will be coordinating so participants can attend both workshops. If you sign up for The Visual Practice Workshop as well as Towards Mastery, you will receive a 5% discount on Towards Mastery. (PS: Sam and Sophia are attending this workshop!)

The registration fee includes: supplies, course materials, lunch and two snack breaks each day. Breakfasts and dinners would be self-organized. Participants are also responsible for their own transportation and hotel accomodations.

Refund Policy
The amount paid minus a $350 processing fee will be refunded for all cancellations received in writing before January 14, 2018. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after that time, but registrations can be transferred to other participants at no additional cost.

More questions?
For more information, contact Sam at hello@drawingchange.com.

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TESTIMONIALS FROM PARTICIPANTS from the last Towards Mastery:

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We can’t wait to meet you!


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