Co-creating community agreements in meetings

Last month, Drawing Change posted a friendly question on social media: What’s your favourite community agreement, for meetings? The responses were so thoughtful and empowering, they had to be shared widely.  As opposed to “ground rules”, a community agreement is often formed by the group at the beginning of a meeting (there’s a twist on … Read more Co-creating community agreements in meetings

Meet Drawing Change’s 2019 Community Scholars!

At Drawing Change, we believe in growing the field of graphic recording and visual facilitation with an equity lens. Our Community Scholar program is a commitment to holding spaces for people working in community, grassroots, and social justice movements. This year, we have two sets of workshops (May & October 2019), which means we get … Read more Meet Drawing Change’s 2019 Community Scholars!

Building Community – Vancouver and Victoria Visual Practitioners Meetup

In April, Sam Bradd (Vancouver) and Tanya Gadsby (Victoria) co-hosted an social evening for graphic facilitators and visual practitioners. Thank you to everyone who came – from 6+ cities and by car, ferries and even a plane – to network and talk shop. You know you’re in the right space for a visual practitioners meetup … Read more Building Community – Vancouver and Victoria Visual Practitioners Meetup

March visual facilitation highlights – 3 projects on 3 continents

It’s not even over yet, but I can say that March was amazing. My time was shared between group facilitation and graphic facilitation which felt like a great balance. Here’s three dynamic projects this month — on three continents! Nepal: Facilitation for Oxfam Canada Recently, I had the privilege of facilitating for Oxfam Canada in … Read more March visual facilitation highlights – 3 projects on 3 continents

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

They’re back- Community Scholars and Volunteers at our 2019 visual facilitation workshops

Drawing Change believes in growing the field of visual practice, graphic facilitation, and graphic recording – and so our FREE Community Scholar spots and Volunteer Spots are back for our 2019 Visual Facilitation Workshops! *update: as of April 2019, applications for 2019 Community Scholar and volunteer spots are closed – we had a huge number of … Read more They’re back- Community Scholars and Volunteers at our 2019 visual facilitation workshops

2019 Visual Facilitation Workshops in Vancouver Canada

I want you to have meetings with more belonging and connection – and visual facilitation is a way to do that. 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 … Read more 2019 Visual Facilitation Workshops in Vancouver Canada

Happy Holidays from Drawing Change

Don’t wait, create! You have a gift that only you can share. You are the only one who can make the art that is inside you. And it’s never too late to start a project. Or try something new, or even just to bite off a smaller part of a bigger dream project. Here’s to … Read more Happy Holidays from Drawing Change

Celebrating our year at Drawing Change

It was a year to celebrate! Here’s a few things we’re proud of at Drawing Change: We supported dozens of meetings that upheld the values of learning, cross-sector collaboration, and being in good relationships with one another. Thank you for your partnerships – we were invited to facilitate and graphic record in 9 provinces, three territories, … Read more Celebrating our year at Drawing Change

How to Have Better Meetings in 2019

When it started getting dark at 3pm, we knew it was time to reach out to our graphic facilitation community and compile our annual wrap-up post. This time last year, we asked what the field of visual practice needed to do next – but was avoiding. This year, we wanted to know what advice our … Read more How to Have Better Meetings in 2019

Graphic Facilitation Workshop wrap up – Vancouver Canada

The Drawing Change team just wrapped up its annual Visual Facilitation training in Vancouver! This year we welcomed participants from the UK, the east and west coast of the US, Canada, and Japan. Here’s to your continued visual success, fellow visual thinkers. Here’s video highlights from our training, and thanks so much for the opportunity … Read more Graphic Facilitation Workshop wrap up – Vancouver Canada

Evaluation and Graphic Recording together for social justice

What if evaluation methodologies were about transformational systems change, and deepening social justice? An article in the free, new e-Anthology from the Developmental Evaluation Institute (DEI) features graphic facilitation as a tool for developmental evaluation. Written by Trilby Smith and Natalie Ord from the Vancouver Foundation and the Fostering Change Initiative, Trilby and Natalie shared their … Read more Evaluation and Graphic Recording together for social justice

Introducing the 2018 Drawing Change Community Scholars

September is officially in full swing – our boxes of fresh Neuland markers have arrived, and we’re busy organizing for our sold out Graphic Facilitation and Recording Workshop this October. Once again, two talented Community Scholars will join the course next month: Adriana Contreras and Aaron Lao. Each Scholar is involved in community activism, amplifying voices … Read more Introducing the 2018 Drawing Change Community Scholars

Our favourite visual facilitation books to add to your backpack

Updated September 2019 with some new titles! Summer is in full swing – hopefully this means you’re working at a slower pace lately, and maybe have a little extra time to flip a few pages at the beach. Personally, I’m trying to catch up on my reading-for-fun. I asked the Drawing Change team to send … Read more Our favourite visual facilitation books to add to your backpack