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They’re Back: Community Scholar & Volunteer Spots at our Fall 2018 Visual Facilitation Workshop!

Community Scholar Spots (2)

Drawing Change believes in growing the field of visual practice and so TWO Community Scholar spots are back for our Fall 2018 Visual Facilitation Workshop!

We have 2 spaces open to support people working in community, grassroots, and social justice movements. So many professional development are expensive, and assume that participants are being sponsored by well-funded organizations. Instead, Drawing Change wants to spread the skills widely and with an equity lens. Priority will be given to self-identified Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour under 30(ish). To apply, email hello@drawingchange.com and tell us why you’re interested, a brief note about your facilitation experience, examples of your drawing skills, what organization/movement you’re a part of, and what your plans are to share these skills afterwards.

Cost: $200 as a deposit (versus $1500 regular rate)  + GST

How it works:

  • We will collect names and then select two people by June 30th, so it’s not first-come-first-served. Community Scholars will receive a full supply kit, and there’s no volunteering expectations.
  • You pay $200 to hold your spot, to cover the costs of supplies/room rental
  • Optional 1:1 coaching support: Instead of taking the workshop then jumping in, Sam can provide support and small suggested projects/assignments before the workshop. This would be 2-3 hours of optional time. Last year I offered the scholars 1:1 time after the workshop, but this year it’s beforehand too.
  • I’ll offer you at least $200 in paid work after the session to continue your practice.

Additional Info for Community Scholars:

  • No expectations to arrive early
  • Get a full kit of supplies
  • Participate as a full member of the course
  • No expectation to be “working” /supporting others during the course in a way that distracts from your own learning

 

Volunteer spots (4)

How it works:

  • We will pick volunteers by June 30th so it’s not first-come-first-served
  • Email hello@drawingchange.com to tell us why you’re interested in visual facilitation, what useful skills for supporting meetings/workshops you can offer, and what your plans might be to share these skills afterwards

Cost: $0

Additional Info for Volunteers:

  • Arrive very early for setup and takedown (7am to 6pm)
  • The priority is that you’re working during the event to make the workshop a success for participants – you will have time to do most of the activities, but not all
  • Tasks will include: helping participants, room setup, cutting paper, meeting the caterer, registration desk, social media, moving furniture, running the audio/visual, and in return get the workshop for free
  • Basic drawing supplies will be provided
  • Free food both days
  • All volunteer responsibilities happen during the workshop from 7am to 6pm
  • The volunteer team is responsible for documenting the workshop: social media, photos, and a collaborative graphic recording
  • Some people will do kneeling/lifting, but work can be adapted.

If you want to volunteer, email hello@drawingchange.com.

 

Anything Else?

  • Travel and accommodation to the workshop (Vancouver, Canada) not included
  • If you’re thinking about registering for the full workshop, great – payment plans available upon request, just send us a note at hello@drawingchange.com.
  • Looking for tips to ask your employer to give you professional development funding? We wrote a letter to help

Last year’s visual facilitation workshop sold out, and we had participants from three countries. Folks applied their new skills in the fields of mental wellness, community organizing, municipal engagement, health care, organizational change and so much more – can’t wait to see what this year brings!

Workshop info: http://drawingchange.com/2018-graphic-recording-and-facilitation-training-in-vancouver-canada/

2018 Graphic Recording and Facilitation Training in Vancouver, Canada

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 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 13 & 14, 2018. Register here.

 

When we see visual process work in action, our eyes, ears, mind and heart begin to make connections. We listen 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 rooted into what is happening in the room.

Graphic recorders and graphic facilitators use listening and drawing skills to help groups reach a deeper understanding, engage with each other, and solve problems. With this 2-day foundational workshop, you can make meaning and affect change at your next meeting.

graphic recording workshop vancouver
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

drawing change graphic recording facilitation workshop vancouver bc with sam bradd

Sam Bradd, Principal & Owner, Drawing 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 large scale
  • Build your visual vocabulary: simple icons to make an impact
  • 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

What else?

We would like to invite you to an optional social evening to encourage learning and community building. This is an informal opportunity to meet fellow visual practitioners before the workshop begins. It is optional, and there are some folks travelling from out of town who may enjoy meeting others. We’ll send more details later, but save the date for now!

DATE: Friday, October 12th (optional)
6:00 – 8:30 pm

Graphic Facilitation Example During a Conference

USING VISUALS TO LEAD

This workshop is 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 learned there can be a better way.

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.

Michelle Buchholz, graphic recorder, on the 2017 training team. Thank you!

COME Join Us!

Do you want a hand writing a compelling letter to your employer, asking for professional development funding? Here’s our tips!

PDF download: Drawing Change_How to get your employer to invest in you and your graphic training

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.

Do I need to be able to draw?

Nope! Just bring yourself and a willingness to be creative in a group setting.

What are the course dates and times?

Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14, 2018. Doors open at 8:30 am, workshop begins at 9:00 am, and ends at 4:00 pm. Stay tuned for detailed logistics. We will take great care of out of town guests. And, don’t forget about the optional social Friday night, from 6:30-8:30pm. 

Where’s the workshop?

Creekside Community Centre is a beautiful venue with a full wall of windows, wood panelled walls, elevator, accessible washrooms, and lots of natural light. Creekside Community Centre is a central hub on the edge of Vancouver’s Seawall.

Remind me what’s included?

  • Two full days of instruction
  • Catered lunch, as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks for both days. Food will be a hot lunch catered by Potluck Catering, a social enterprise from the Downtown Eastside (DTES), that creates jobs and provides healthy food for people living in Vancouver’s DTES. 
  • 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
  • A new network of visual practitioners to support your learning and development after the course!

You’ll be able to start using your new skills right away!

How many spots are available?

21 Spots are open and previous drawing experience is not required

How much does it Cost?*

  • Early Bird Rate $1300 Canadian + GST until September 1st
  • Regular Rate $1500 Canadian + GST, September 2nd onward
  • 2 spaces for Community Scholar Mentorship Program Rate $200 + GST (see below)

*Payment plan options available by request. Please contact:

hello@drawingchange.com.

Curious what other graphic recording workshops cost? I made a chart. And, this workshop is in Canadian dollars, so if you’re American, you can take advantage of extra savings.

Community Scholar: Mentorship Program (2 spots)

There are two community spaces available, with priority given to self-identified Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour under 30 (ish).   If you would like to apply for a space in the Community Scholar Program, please send hello@drawingchange.com info about why you’re interested. Email some short information about your facilitation and examples of your drawing skills, along with what organization / movement you’re part of, or what plans you have to share these skills afterwards.

How it works:

  • We will collect names and then select two people by June 30th , so it’s not first-come-first-served. Community Scholars will receive a full supply kit, and there’s no volunteering expectations.
  • Instead of taking the workshop then jumping in, I’ll provide support and small suggested projects/assignments before the workshop for you.
  • You pay $200 to hold your spot, to cover the costs of supplies/room rental
  • I’ll offer you at least $200 in paid work after the session to continue your practice.

If you want to volunteer, email hello@drawingchange.com.

What’s the refund policy?

We will happily refund the cost minus a $300 processing fee. If you wish to receive a refund, please send us a written request by email before midnight September 13, 2018. Please note we are unable to process refunds September 14, 2018 and after, however, we can transfer your registration fee to another person at no additional cost.  

Can I update my registration information?

Absolutely! Send us an email and we will be happy to update your information. Please contact Drawing Change at hello@drawingchange.com

Is my registration fee transferable?

We are happy to transfer your registration to another participant. Please contact Drawing Change at hello@drawingchange.com

I have more questions. How do I get in touch with you?

We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Drawing Change at hello@drawingchange.com

 

graphic recording and facilitation workshop

 

Register HERE

Custom trainings by request – fantastic for youth / educators, the social impact sector, and off-site sessions. I’ve trained hundreds of people and can’t wait to meet you!

Make an impact with visual thinking! Foundational course in Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation - October 28 & 29, 2017 in Vancouver Canada

2017 Graphic Recording and Facilitation Training in Vancouver, Canada

Hello! To register for our 2018 Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation Workshop, October 13 & 14, 2018, head over here.

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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.  

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.

drawing change graphic recording facilitation workshop vancouver bc with sam bradd

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 vancouver BC
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
graphic recording workshop sam bradd

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
Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graphic-recording-and-facilitation-training-in-vancouver-canada-registration-36701150128

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.

graphic recording workshop - vancouver BC
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 recording workshop vancouver BC
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.

sam bradd holding up a creativity planner visual template
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.

Do you want a hand writing a compelling letter to your employer, asking for professional development funding? Here’s our tips!

PDF download: Drawing Change_How to get your employer to invest in you and your graphic training

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.

INSTRUCTORS

Sam Bradd

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.

sam bradd graphic facilitation creative mornings speaker
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.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graphic-recording-and-facilitation-training-in-vancouver-canada-registration-36701150128

graphic recording workshop vancouver special kitWHAT 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 coursegraphic recording graphic facilitation book drawn together through visual practice sam bradd brandy agerbeck kelvy bird and jennifer shepherd
towards mastery visual practice workshop with sophia liang
Towards Mastery Visual Practice Workshop with Sophia Liang – and Folks from 7 Countries!
 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graphic-recording-and-facilitation-training-in-vancouver-canada-registration-36701150128


Do I need to be able to draw?
Nope! Just bring yourself and a willingness to be creative in a group setting.

What are the course dates and times?
Saturday October 28 and  Sunday October 29, 2017. Doors open at 8:30 am, workshop begins at 9:00 am, and ends at 4:00 pm. Stay tuned for detailed logistics. We will take great care of out of town guests.

Where’s the workshop?
Creekside Community Centre is a beautiful venue with a full wall of windows, wood panelled walls, and lots of natural light. Creekside Community Centre is a central hub on the edge of Vancouver’s Seawall.

Our workshop will be located at 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. More logistics and details will be provided to participants.

Remind me what’s included?

  • 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 packages – more details soon
  • A new network of visual practitioners to support your learning and development after the course!

You’ll be able to start using your new skills right away!

How many spots are available?
20 Spots are open and previous drawing experience is not required

graphic recording workshop vancouver

How much does it Cost?

  • Early Bird Rate $1300 Canadian + GST until September 15th
  • Regular Rate $1500 Canadan + GST, September 16th onward
  • 2 spaces for Community Youth Scholar Rate $300 + GST (see below)

*Payment plan options available by request. Please contact hello@drawingchange.com.

Curious what other graphic recording workshops cost? I made a chart. And, this workshop is in Canadian dollars, so if you’re American, you can take advantage of extra savings!

Community Youth Scholars – FILLED!
There are two community spaces available for young people, with priority given to self-identified BIPOC youth. These spaces are at $300 to cover the cost of room and food, and I will donate supplies and other costs. If you would like to apply for a community scholar space in this workshop, please send hello@drawingchange.com a short paragraph describing why you’re interested and what organization / movement you’re part of to share these skills afterwards. We will collect names and then select two people by September 15th, so it’s not first-come-first-served. Youth scholars will receive a full supply kit, and there’s no volunteering expectations. (Profiles on the Community Scholars coming soon!)

What’s the refund policy?
We will happily refund the cost minus a $300 processing fee. If you wish to receive a refund, please send us a written request by email before midnight October 1, 2017. Please note we are unable to process refunds October 2nd and after, however, we can transfer your registration fee to another person at no additional cost.  

Can I update my registration information?
Absolutely! Send us an email and we will be happy to update your information. Please contact Drawing Change at hello@drawingchange.com

Is my registration fee transferable?
We are happy to transfer your registration to another participant. Please contact Drawing Change at hello@drawingchange.com

I have more questions. How do I get in touch with you?
We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Drawing Change at hello@drawingchange.com

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graphic-recording-and-facilitation-training-in-vancouver-canada-registration-36701150128

The “Towards Mastery Workshop” with Sophia Liang for practitioners with 3+ years experience returns in February 2018 this time in Portland Oregon…visit this page for details!

Custom trainings by request – fantastic for youth / educators, the social impact sector, and off-site sessions. I’ve trained hundreds of people and can’t wait to meet you!

graphic recording and facilitation workshop

master class - graphic facilitation class 2017 with IFVP

Graphic Facilitation Class – teaching Towards Mastery

Take a graphic facilitation master class this summer!
Sophia Liang (Graphic Footprints) and I (Drawing Change) are teaching a Graphic Facilitation class in June for practitioners with 3+ years’ experience. It’s part of the pre-conferences for the 22nd International Forum of Visual Practitioners gathering, this year in Georgia, USA.
If you have 3-5 years of experience – we invite you to join us.
And, there’s a fantastic list of professional development opportunities during the pre-conference – including lettering, building 3-D displays, becoming a FUNdamental facilitator, and more. Hard to pick just one!
Graphic Facilitation Workshop Description: Towards Mastery
This workshop is focused on emerging visual practitioners with 3-5 years experience to advance their core visual skills and deepen their business development knowledge. Our accelerated workshop (evening + 1 day session) is tailored to meet participant’s goals and is set in a highly participatory, peer-based learning environment. Passionate about continuous improvement and learning, Sophia and Sam will bring different facilitation techniques, a balance of theory and practice, and new tools to take your career to the next level.
A prequalifying survey is required to determine eligibility for the workshop. If you’re just starting out, we’d recommend the IFVP signature workshop GR 101 (Graphic Recording 101) instead.
When: June 19th5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and June 20th9:00 am to 5:00 pm (we’re having dinner the night before, together) 
Where: Decatur/ Atlanta, Georgia USA
Why: annual IFVP conference is a don’t miss-event!
master class - graphic facilitation class 2017 with IFVP