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Illustrated Mental Health Strategy- knowledge translation

The Mental Health Commission of Canada asked me to illustrate their new report, “A Mental Health Strategy for Canada: a youth perspective.” National strategies research what’s not working, what’s needed, and sets out strategies for what’s next. Everyone should be able to understand a national strategy, and making it visual is one way to do it. Two … Read more Illustrated Mental Health Strategy- knowledge translation

knowledge translation at Brain Matters in the news

Graphic recording is great for knowledge translation, and it was featured in the 24 hours newspaper this week. Scientist Timothy Caufield wants us to see through the hype in science research, and my visuals were featured alongside his recent Brain Matters talk. The talk was part of a two day conference on brain science and social … Read more knowledge translation at Brain Matters in the news

Interview: Health Empowerment from Knowledge Transfer

Graphic recording helped with knowledge transfer at a recent women’s heart health event with the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The VCHRI interviewed the presenters and me and wrote up a great blog post. Thanks for the opportunity to be interviewed and feature graphic recording as a knowledge transfer tool in health care. Graphic recording in health care connects researchers … Read more Interview: Health Empowerment from Knowledge Transfer

Illustrated Report: Mental Health Commission of Canada

Policies for youth, informed by youth The MHCC Youth Council had a unique idea: “translate” the new National Mental Health Strategy report into a youth perspective. This new document would highlight the experiences of young people – and for the first time, would include youth voices working towards real system-level changes. But had this ever … Read more Illustrated Report: Mental Health Commission of Canada

Drawing Change updates for 2019

Six weeks into 2019, and lots going on at Drawing Change. Here’s a few exciting highlights and resources: Graphic Facilitation Training – in the Arctic This Southerner spent two weeks in the far North. I taught a graphic facilitation workshop in the Arctic Circle in beautiful Cambridge Bay, Nunavut where it was minus 58 degrees … Read more Drawing Change updates for 2019

2018 Beyond the Basics: Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Portland, Oregon

Beyond the Basics with Graphic Facilitation The graphic facilitation and graphic field is booming – are you getting the work you want? Sophia Liang and Sam Bradd designed this course to teach what they wish someone had taught them when they started out as graphic facilitators. Experts say, in order to scale or grow your … Read more 2018 Beyond the Basics: Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Portland, Oregon

Teams, teaching, travel and a new reflection tool – Fall recap

Teams, teaching, travel, and a new reflection tool – it’s been a busy Fall 2017! I’m feeling so inspired by the incredible organizations and people I’ve worked with recently, and wanted to share some of the techniques we used together. There’s a variety of approaches one can use to lead visually: from graphic recording for public … Read more Teams, teaching, travel and a new reflection tool – Fall recap

Visual Facilitation and a Climate Justice Conversation

Graphic recording captured a powerful conversation about climate justice recently. A power of illustration is you can draw the future. It taps into hope, especially about climate justice. So if you have a sensitive facilitation process to lead, here are some visual facilitation elements that worked in this room. The Climate Justice Project at the Canadian Centre for Policy … Read more Visual Facilitation and a Climate Justice Conversation

Graphic recording is your speechwriting secret weapon

Recently, I was graphic recording at a leadership conference for a large private sector company. Fantastic event, and maybe because this company had never experienced graphic recording before, I saw an unexpected benefit of graphic recording. It is your secret speechwriting weapon. I hadn’t seen this before, so I thought I’d share. By the end of day 1, I … Read more Graphic recording is your speechwriting secret weapon

A visual facilitation tool – try a paired photo walk

The visual facilitation challenge: a 5 day planning session, 25 elected leaders, a room with no windows. The task: engage meaningfully about the organization’s 5 strategic areas, and use visuals. It was the exact opportunity to design a new visual tool: a paired photo walk for strategic planning. Here’s why. I’m passionate about better meetings. Whatever the type of meeting, there’s probably … Read more A visual facilitation tool – try a paired photo walk

How Graphic facilitation is Agile – Vancity

During graphic facilitation, I’m often asked, “but how do you leave enough space?” People say to me that it’s “magic” watching the page fill up when everything fits just right. I can tell you that the balance of white space isn’t quite magic, although it can feel that way: there’s a plan behind what’s happening. It reminded … Read more How Graphic facilitation is Agile – Vancity

Visual Facilitation with Templates

Busy people in leadership positions need meetings that work. Visual templates help groups get focussed, fast. This week, Kevin Millsip (from Next Up) and I co-facilitated a 2.5 day meeting for the BC Federation of Labour. Kevin and I used Visual Facilitation with templates to structure the strategic planning.  At the end of the session, someone said … Read more Visual Facilitation with Templates

Visioning and Graphic Recording with Elsie Roy Elementary School

The community at Elsie Roy Elementary school is on a journey together. And part of charting that course is being able to share it with others. So, let’s use graphic facilitation to make their vision visible! This was drawn live during the session. Working with the leadership of Principal Jenny Chin and BFO Consulting, we facilitated a … Read more Visioning and Graphic Recording with Elsie Roy Elementary School

Talking with Wacom about iPad styli and sketchnotes

Super excited to join Wacom this Wednesday on G+ to talk about styli and iPad sketchnotes. Styli are the digital pens you use on a tablet for drawing and note-taking. With a stylus and iPad, writing + drawing is portable and sharable in new ways. This could be sketchnoting, graphic note-taking, handwriting notes, and different types of visual thinking … Read more Talking with Wacom about iPad styli and sketchnotes