The Question Well tool Hello! We’re Jennifer Shepherd and Sam Bradd. We’re visual practitioners, educators and facilitators. This tool below is an excerpt from a chapter you’ll find in our anthology Drawn Together Through Visual Practice, published in 2016. You can download this free reflection tool called Question Well at the link below. PDF Download: … Read more Question Well: A free Reflection Tool for Visual Practitioners
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
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 ….
September 2020 update: Zoom is going to enable participants to self-select breakout rooms if everyone has the most recent Zoom! Recently, I ran my first online Open Space Technology using Zoom for 250+ people. Open Space allows the group – of any size- to create the agenda together, quickly. And one of the important features … Read more Open Space Technology and Zoom – flexible online spaces
Thank you. Everything you’re doing to keep yourself and others safe during this new reality we’re navigating together is appreciated. I know these uncertain times can be overwhelming, and it varies hour by hour. We are in this together, and I want to stay connected with you while new ways of being together emerge. I … Read more 9 resources to inspire creativity and connect online
Friends, we’re in this together. The time for physical d i s t a n c i n g is now. And, we can stay connected – even if we have to self-isolate. Let’s flatten the curve of COVID-19! Here are some suggestions to stay safe. You’re welcome to reshare, with … Read more How To Stay Connected During Self Isolation – COVID-19
This honour was unexpected – I’m thrilled and grateful to be appointed to the new group of SFU #dialogue associates. The SFU Centre for Dialogue writes, “Our 2020 Dialogue Associates will join a distinguished community of over 60 people who are leading the practice of dialogue and engagement in our region.” It’s a phenomenal group of … Read more SFU’s Centre for Dialogue appoints 18 new Dialogue Associates for 2020
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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