ICYMI – finding your own path and creative career

Wondering about a creative career and finding your own path? The UBC Department of Educational Studies brought together alumni of the EDST program (which included me as a graphic facilitator!) to talk about how we’ve forged our own way. All co-panelists shared their personal journeys – and our ups and downs of self-employment – and … Read more ICYMI – finding your own path and creative career

Healthcare System Research ME/FM Society of BC – visuals

M.E in BC: How the Healthcare system for M.E Impacts Clinicians and Patients Recently, Drawing Change illustrated the results of this preliminary project examining the unmet needs of British Columbians living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). This patient led community inquiry project was conducted through a partnership between the ME/FM Society of BC, the Complex Chronic … Read more Healthcare System Research ME/FM Society of BC – visuals

Successful Marketing Facilitation Services: For the Reluctant Marketer

Are you also a facilitator who gets squeamish about self promotion? or is that just me? Marketing can be a way to share your facilitation perspective and true voice. The International Association of Facilitators asked me to give a talk to the Europe and Middle East branch of the IAF. I’ve pulled together my favourite tips … Read more Successful Marketing Facilitation Services: For the Reluctant Marketer

Graphic recording – social media packages to amplify your message

You’ve heard “Create Once, Publish Everywhere”. You have your beautiful, brand new graphic recording images. It’s right after the event, and you know social media is still an incredible tool to a great tool to disseminate the info widely! But – do you need help optimizing the images for social? Too busy?  We have a … Read more Graphic recording – social media packages to amplify your message

Get the most value from Graphic Recordings – after your meeting

What’s the best thing to do with graphic recording images after a meeting? Use them! But how? Meetings are a major investment in time and effort. You may have invited graphic recording to help you: inform* people about something, consult and get feedback, involve key groups in discussion or refining ideas, collaborate in decision-making, or … Read more Get the most value from Graphic Recordings – after your meeting

Online Graphic Facilitation Training – May 2021 with Drawing Change

Do you spend a lot of your time in meetings wondering, “What is this meeting about? Is this the best use of our time?” That doesn’t sound fun. Drawing Change can show you a better way. We want you to create meetings with more belonging and connection – using visual facilitation and graphic recording. And … Read more Online Graphic Facilitation Training – May 2021 with Drawing Change

How do you get unstuck?

A colleague asked me “what do you do when you lose your groove while facilitating / graphic recording?” Losing my creative flow state happens to anyone creative, so what do you like to do? Managing creative flow when I’m thrown off in the moment – is about how I manage my triggers. There will be … Read more How do you get unstuck?

Drawing Change Foundation’s first year

It’s the first year of the Drawing Change Foundation! Every year, we like to give back in a number of ways – paid mentorship, sponsoring artists in the community like a new mural at DEWC, or just going above and beyond for the amazing groups we collaborate with. The Foundation means we can give some … Read more Drawing Change Foundation’s first year

Meetings in 2021 should have more ….

Earlier this year, someone (brilliantly) said to me that when we meet online, we have the opportunity to create good meeting habits, and leave our bad meeting habits behind. Let’s come together for purpose and creativity – Meetings shouldn’t be a collapse across the finish line.  So I asked my favourite facilitators and graphic recorders … Read more Meetings in 2021 should have more ….

Creative Pulse Podcast and Graphic Recording

Recently, I had the pleasure of being on the Creative Pulse podcast. It was a joy to talk with Angela de Burger about being a creative professional and my process. Find the link here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1209869/6743668 We touched on: personal creative style what I do for a process when approaching a new project why graphic recording … Read more Creative Pulse Podcast and Graphic Recording

Visual Instructions for a Big Zoom Breakout – Conference

I’m helping to facilitate no less than 5 awesome sessions before the end of the year – ranging from trans inclusion in sexual health to helping an executive team in education hold meaningful conversations in a challenging time. I’m really looking forward to planning this 100+ person event coming up: we have a unique Zoom … Read more Visual Instructions for a Big Zoom Breakout – Conference

Sahtú Ragóɂa – Hunting Law – Public Listening Session about Caribou

Whenever I now hear the word caribou, I am transported back to graphic recording in a small Arctic gymnasium in Colville Lake. At this Public Listening session, the graphics were verified and submitted as formal evidence in this legal process. It was a first for the Sahtú Renewable Resources Board, and possibly a first elsewhere. … Read more Sahtú Ragóɂa – Hunting Law – Public Listening Session about Caribou

Visual practice and challenging white supremacy culture

Creative people must be actively anti-racist. Here is a short list of some qualities of white supremacy organizations that we need to dismantle. This is a partial list from a foundational article from 2001: The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture, a Workbook for Social Change Groups by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork. https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/white-supremacy-culture-characteristics.html And … Read more Visual practice and challenging white supremacy culture

Keynote for Educators and Using Visuals in the Online Classroom

Gave a keynote this week to Studio20 BC Campus post secondary educators about visual practice and creativity! It was fantastic to meet so many people using technology, visuals, music and active learning to improve learning environments across the province.  I’m passionate about using visuals to help people learn. And for the type of visual work … Read more Keynote for Educators and Using Visuals in the Online Classroom

Keynotes Coming Up – with Drawing Change team members

Two opportunities to learn with folks from Drawing Change coming up, online! Facilitating Safer, Braver and Inclusive Virtual Spaces: Webinar Michelle Buchholz and Adriana Contreras are presenting a webinar keynote for Tech Soup Canada on Oct 29th, 2020: “Have you been attending or organizing more virtual meetings since the pandemic? Are you interested in strategies … Read more Keynotes Coming Up – with Drawing Change team members