Podcast Workshops Work – The silent power of visual facilitation

I’m a guest on this week’s podcast Workshops Work with Dr Myriam Handes. She has a PhD that helps her understand what it is that gets in our way with group process – and has a toolbox of micro-interventions to help. She hosts an ongoing podcast about facilitation with guests around the world. I was … Read more Podcast Workshops Work – The silent power of visual facilitation

Deep Democracy – facilitation tools for conflict in systems – sketchnotes

When do you lean in to conflict? When do you not lean in to conflict? Lewis Deep Democracy is a methodology for working with conflict in systems. It was a very rich three days taking this training in Manchester this year, and I’ve begun integrating Deep Democracy tools into my process facilitation with groups. Here’s … Read more Deep Democracy – facilitation tools for conflict in systems – sketchnotes

Graphic Recording to Support the Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Trusted data comes in many forms. And trusted data can be qualitative, quantitative – and visual. This month, the Environmental Stewardship Initiative invited graphic recording to its Technical Conference – to help make visible many of the connections, goals, and collaborative design that are hallmarks of the ESI’s success. “ESI is a true collaboration between … Read more Graphic Recording to Support the Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Wellness Planning Toolkit and Evaluation for BC First Nations

The First Nations Health Authority has a new Health and Wellness Planning Toolkit – and we helped explain this holistic wellness process visually. From the introduction of the report: “In 2011, BC First Nations made a historic decision to create a new First Nations health governance structure and to assume responsibility for the design and … Read more Wellness Planning Toolkit and Evaluation for BC First Nations

Illustrating Gender Affirming Health Care – Trans Care BC

Today’s gender is ….life-affirming! The team at Trans Care BC needed specific illustrations to help trans people get the care and support they need. Trans Care BC is improving gender-affirming care Trans Care BC supports the delivery of equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for trans (transgender /2Spirit /non binary … Read more Illustrating Gender Affirming Health Care – Trans Care BC

Graphic Recording for Engagement and Reports – FNMPC

The First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) works to enhance the economic well-being of its members, with the recognition that economic strength can only grow through rich culture, language, and the expression of traditional laws. The FNMPC’s annual report was just released and we’re honoured to be noted in the contributions for the graphic recording … Read more Graphic Recording for Engagement and Reports – FNMPC

Behind the Scenes – Community Scholar at our Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Our clients are leaders in organizational change – including working with Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) standpoints –  and so it’s important to grow the field of graphic facilitators to meet that need, too. The Drawing Change Community Scholar and Volunteer program is a commitment to providing training for people working in community, grassroots, … Read more Behind the Scenes – Community Scholar at our Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Graphic recording Intersectionality and Black Feminism by Tiaré Jung at Stratagem

Graphic recorders Michelle Buchholz and Tiaré Lani Kela Jung from Drawing Changed teamed up with diversity and equity consultant Cicely Blain at STRATAGEM. It was a 2.5 day summit that “takes diversity and inclusion to the next level – infusing timely political discourse with courageous social justice knowledge”. Today, we’re highlighting Tiaré Jung’s awesome graphic … Read more Graphic recording Intersectionality and Black Feminism by Tiaré Jung at Stratagem

Listening to One Another to Grow Strong – Graphic Recording by Michelle Buchholz

Listening to One Another to Grow Strong (LTOA) is a community-driven and culturally-adapted mental health program for Indigenous youth and their families. Here’s a recent project by Indigenous graphic recorder, Michelle Buchholz (Wet’suwet’en) that amplifies their amazing work with visuals! Graphic Recording Studio Project To better enable feedback from multiple participants, researchers, and people involved, … Read more Listening to One Another to Grow Strong – Graphic Recording by Michelle Buchholz

Training new Graphic Facilitators from Vancouver to Inuvik

This October was all about training new visual facilitators! From Vancouver BC to Inuvik in the Arctic Circle, we helped new visual practitioners to blossom, uncover their gifts, bring their whole selves into graphic facilitation training – and help transform meetings one room at a time.  Art is a way into healing and connection. Time … Read more Training new Graphic Facilitators from Vancouver to Inuvik

Indigenizing Teacher Education – Supported by Graphic Recording

The Council of Ministers of Education Canada, Elders and students, gathered on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in July 2018 for an important symposium about Indigenizing Teacher Education. Sam from Drawing Change was there to provide graphic recording throughout the event. His role was to witness, listen deeply, and … Read more Indigenizing Teacher Education – Supported by Graphic Recording

Things that Pretend to be Good Meetings – and what you could do instead

“Could this meeting have been an email?” Sometimes ….yes.  Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. When you need to meet, make it count. Maximize your time together – and bring a sense of usefulness, a higher level purpose, or connection in how you gather. Here are some quick tips to diagnose if this … Read more Things that Pretend to be Good Meetings – and what you could do instead

New book: World of Visual Facilitation and IFVP 2019 highlights

At this year’s IFVP International Forum of Visual Practitioners conference, a new book was launched! The World of Visual Facilitation shares new approaches and stories from 50 visual facilitators all around the world. New Book: World of Visual Facilitation I’m pleased to have two chapters in the new book, the World of Visual Facilitation. It’s … Read more New book: World of Visual Facilitation and IFVP 2019 highlights

Supporting Indigenous Men’s Health in the North with FNHA

The First Nations Health Authority and the DUDES Club have a brilliant path forward to help men connect to their whole selves. Their health and wellness models ask men, in a non-judgemental way, to “put your armour down”, and build a movement for Indigenous men’s wellness. “Four years ago there were less than a handful … Read more Supporting Indigenous Men’s Health in the North with FNHA

October Graphic Facilitation Training Workshop – Vancouver Canada

Do you spend a lot of your time in meetings wondering, “What is this meeting about? Is this the best use of our time?” Actually, it’s not – and Drawing Change can show you a better way. We want you to create meetings with more belonging and connection – using visual facilitation. Our foundational training … Read more October Graphic Facilitation Training Workshop – Vancouver Canada