Do you spend a lot of your time in meetings wondering, “What is this meeting about? Is this the best use of our time?” That doesn’t sound fun. Drawing Change can show you a better way. We want you to create meetings with more belonging and connection – using visual facilitation and graphic recording. And … Read more Online Graphic Facilitation Training – May 2021 with Drawing Change
A colleague asked me “what do you do when you lose your groove while facilitating / graphic recording?” Losing my creative flow state happens to anyone creative, so what do you like to do? Managing creative flow when I’m thrown off in the moment – is about how I manage my triggers. There will be … Read more How do you get unstuck?
Whenever I now hear the word caribou, I am transported back to graphic recording in a small Arctic gymnasium in Colville Lake. At this Public Listening session, the graphics were verified and submitted as formal evidence in this legal process. It was a first for the Sahtú Renewable Resources Board, and possibly a first elsewhere. … Read more Sahtú Ragóɂa – Hunting Law – Public Listening Session about Caribou
Creative people must be actively anti-racist. Here is a short list of some qualities of white supremacy organizations that we need to dismantle. This is a partial list from a foundational article from 2001: The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture, a Workbook for Social Change Groups by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork. https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/white-supremacy-culture-characteristics.html And … Read more Visual practice and challenging white supremacy culture
Two opportunities to learn with folks from Drawing Change coming up, online! Facilitating Safer, Braver and Inclusive Virtual Spaces: Webinar Michelle Buchholz and Adriana Contreras are presenting a webinar keynote for Tech Soup Canada on Oct 29th, 2020: “Have you been attending or organizing more virtual meetings since the pandemic? Are you interested in strategies … Read more Keynotes Coming Up – with Drawing Change team members
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
Recently, The Circle, LEVEL at Vancouver Foundation & Real Estate Foundation BC teams invited funders for a Racial Equity and Justice in Philanthropy Summit. Graphic recorders from Drawing Change were there to witness and reflect powerful conversations between funders who were connecting, reflecting, and challenging their sector about racial equity and justice. Here are a … Read more Racial Equity and Justice in Philanthropy Funder’s Summit
Join us on *second date added* July 8th, 1pm PST for a WEBINAR facilitated by Michelle Buchholz: “Visual Policy Analysis: Developing Policies to Address Anti-Indigenous Racism”. Had’ih, Michelle Buchholz sozi. I am Wet’suwet’en from the Gitumden clan and the Cassyex house. My maternal grandmother is the late Joyce Alec and my paternal grandmother is the … Read more Visual Policy Analysis: Developing Policies to Address Anti-Indigenous Racism
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
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
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
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
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!
Excited to see Copenhagen this summer! I’m co-facilitating two workshops at the EuViz 2018 conference for visual practitioners, and I thought it was a great opportunity to share resources I’m using these days to help me grow, and change. (And help me recover from making mistakes. I make lots of mistakes.) What’s most important is that … Read more EuViz Workshops – Bias In The Pen and The Rising Tide with Brandy Agerbeck
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