Decolonizing Design and Visuals – Drawing Change in the news

We’re grateful for the mention of our team in a couple of articles recently about decolonizing design and health research. Three great resources to share: In Decolonizing Design: Harnessing the Power of Design Responsibly from Tech Soup Canada, I want to boost Animiiki’s Jeff Ward and Dean Dori Tunstall, Ta7talìya Michelle Nahanee and others who I … Read more Decolonizing Design and Visuals – Drawing Change in the news

FASD Awareness Day and a brand new handmade explainer video

Let’s talk about brain differences on #FASDAwarenessDay! We supported the Asante Centre to create new resources about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, including this new explainer sketch video, drawn entirely by hand.    FASD Facts: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is an invisible disability There are more than 300+ combinations of how FASD affects the brain Over … Read more FASD Awareness Day and a brand new handmade explainer video

Open Space Technology and Zoom – flexible online spaces

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

Families are Essential Partners in Care

This illustration honours Ariis Knight, who tragically died in hospital without family or a support person to communicate with at her side. It is drawn in collaboration with PLAN.ca and Ariis’ family. Patients with disabilities need the care and advocacy of people who know them – especially in a hospital during COVID19. In the wake … Read more Families are Essential Partners in Care

Creating Joy While Leading in Extraordinary Times

When your webinar is about leaders creating joy – bring joy inside the webinar with art, graphic recording, poetry, and meaningful connection!  Royal Roads University is hosting a leadership webinar series, “Leading in Extraordinary Times”. In this first session, Niels Agger-Gupta and Susan Thackeray explored, “Creating Joy and Community while Leading Through Difficult Times.”  This … Read more Creating Joy While Leading in Extraordinary Times

9 resources to inspire creativity and connect online

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

How To Stay Connected During Self Isolation – COVID-19

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

SFU’s Centre for Dialogue appoints 18 new Dialogue Associates for 2020

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

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

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

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

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