Growing your visual practice business – planning tools

Most creative people want to make stuff, not run the business side of things. Maybe this is familiar: you’ve launched your visual practice business (great!) and it’s been more than a year (congratulations!) and now maybe you’re wondering – how do I get more of the work I really want?  I’m home from teaching “Beyond … Read more Growing your visual practice business – planning tools

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

2017 Trends in Graphic Recording: year end wrap up

It’s time for the annual wrap-up from some of my closest graphic facilitation and graphic recording colleagues. Last year, we shared what we noticed about about human nature or communication (because we’re at hundreds of meetings!). This year, the questions are a little harder. Consider the work of visual practitioners we admire: how do they … Read more 2017 Trends in Graphic Recording: year end wrap up

Cultivating Cultural Safety in Education: visualizing histories to support Truth and Reconciliation

I recently had the privilege and pleasure to work with the Nanaimo & Ladysmith School Board during a conversation about Reconciliation. Graphic facilitation can help support open discussion around challenging issues, and organizations can use it as a methodology to affect meaningful change – just like the transformative Kairos Blanket Exercise and four other tools … Read more Cultivating Cultural Safety in Education: visualizing histories to support Truth and Reconciliation

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

Question Well – a reflection tool for visual practitioners

the Question Well tool Hello! We’re Jennifer Shepherd and Sam Bradd. We’re visual practitioners, educators and facilitators. We live across the country from each other in Canada, and have collaborated on a range of writing projects about visual practice in the last few years. This tool below is an excerpt from a chapter you’ll find … Read more Question Well – a reflection tool for visual practitioners

How to Lead a Graphic Recording Team for Big Events

It was a great phone call to receive: would Drawing Change like to coordinate a team of 8 graphic recorders, to capture 54 sessions over 2 days with 2,500 business leaders from more than 100 countries. Absolutely! If you ever get a call like this, – or are hiring a large graphic recording team – … Read more How to Lead a Graphic Recording Team for Big Events

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. ____________________________________________________________________________________ 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 2017 Graphic Recording and Facilitation Training in Vancouver, Canada

Rockwood Leadership Institute new Theory of Change

The Rockwood Leadership Institute rocked my world. So visualizing their new, expanded model of change was super inspiring! The Rockwood leadership and staff team worked with me to find metaphors that would support this new vision. Each person contributed something to the garden – bees, vegetables, flowers – and we worked to make sure the … Read more Rockwood Leadership Institute new Theory of Change

Highlights and resources from the 2017 IFVP conference

It was half family reunion and half summer camp (but with way more markers) – the annual International Forum of Visual Practitioners conference! Graphic recorders, graphic facilitators, illustrators, designers, and process consultants from around the world came together for a 4-day conference. This year I launched three new things at IFVP – a new workshop with Sophia … Read more Highlights and resources from the 2017 IFVP conference

Slideshare: 20 Expert tips for Supporting Diversity in Graphic Recording

As a graphic recorder or facilitator, how do you “Listen for Diversity”? Many of us are working in specialized fields and it’s not one size fits all. Now for the first time, you can read expert advice from over 20 visual practitioners – in an easy to read Slideshare.  It’s about starting a conversation, not about finding … Read more Slideshare: 20 Expert tips for Supporting Diversity in Graphic Recording

How Visual Practitioners Listen for Diversity: tips from the field (long form)

As a graphic recorder or facilitator, how do you “Listen for Diversity”? Many of us are working in specialized fields and it’s not one size fits all. Now for the first time, you can read expert advice from over 20 visual practitioners. This month, I hosted a session called Listening for Diversity at the 2017 International Forum of … Read more How Visual Practitioners Listen for Diversity: tips from the field (long form)

Listening for Diversity – share your tips with visual practitioners

Visual practitioners, what techniques do you use to Listen for Diversity? Do you have a tip about how you work? Interested in seeing one of your tips spread wider? Take this 2-question survey! I’m hosting a session called Listening for Diversity at the 2017 International Forum of Visual Practitioners conference this June. I’m excited to … Read more Listening for Diversity – share your tips with visual practitioners

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 – … Read more Graphic Facilitation Class – teaching Towards Mastery

Marketing Visual Facilitation – with the IAF

From the March edition of the Global Flipchart with the International Association of Facilitators Sometimes I’ll get a call from a client who says: “I don’t know what you do, but I’m told that I need you.” And it’s true. You might not know that you need graphic facilitation, just like you didn’t know you … Read more Marketing Visual Facilitation – with the IAF