Successful Marketing Facilitation Services: For the Reluctant Marketer

Are you also a facilitator who gets squeamish about self promotion? or is that just me? Marketing can be a way to share your facilitation perspective and true voice. The International Association of Facilitators asked me to give a talk to the Europe and Middle East branch of the IAF. I’ve pulled together my favourite tips … Read more Successful Marketing Facilitation Services: For the Reluctant Marketer

Graphic recording – social media packages to amplify your message

You’ve heard “Create Once, Publish Everywhere”. You have your beautiful, brand new graphic recording images. It’s right after the event, and you know social media is still an incredible tool to a great tool to disseminate the info widely! But – do you need help optimizing the images for social? Too busy?  We have a … Read more Graphic recording – social media packages to amplify your message

Get the most value from Graphic Recordings – after your meeting

What’s the best thing to do with graphic recording images after a meeting? Use them! But how? Meetings are a major investment in time and effort. You may have invited graphic recording to help you: inform* people about something, consult and get feedback, involve key groups in discussion or refining ideas, collaborate in decision-making, or … Read more Get the most value from Graphic Recordings – after your meeting

How do you get unstuck?

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?

Meetings in 2021 should have more ….

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 ….

Visual Instructions for a Big Zoom Breakout – Conference

I’m helping to facilitate no less than 5 awesome sessions before the end of the year – ranging from trans inclusion in sexual health to helping an executive team in education hold meaningful conversations in a challenging time. I’m really looking forward to planning this 100+ person event coming up: we have a unique Zoom … Read more Visual Instructions for a Big Zoom Breakout – Conference

Keynote for Educators and Using Visuals in the Online Classroom

Gave a keynote this week to Studio20 BC Campus post secondary educators about visual practice and creativity! It was fantastic to meet so many people using technology, visuals, music and active learning to improve learning environments across the province.  I’m passionate about using visuals to help people learn. And for the type of visual work … Read more Keynote for Educators and Using Visuals in the Online Classroom

15 ways to increase participation in your next online meeting

I was a student in a multi-day online courses recently, and I noticed that I hadn’t said anything out loud in front of the full group by the end of Day 1. So it was much harder for me to speak up by Day 2. Wait, suddenly I was that student who hadn’t spoken up … Read more 15 ways to increase participation in your next online meeting

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

Visual Policy Analysis: Developing Policies to Address Anti-Indigenous Racism

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

Visual Knowledge Translation Projects

Today a client asked me, “what’s the best knowledge translation project you’ve ever worked on?” And without a beat, I knew: “the kind where people who are affected by the research, are involved from the beginning.” Here are some recommendations and samples of knowledge translation projects to inspire your next research project. It’s never one … Read more Visual Knowledge Translation Projects

Digital Graphic Recordings – tips for great online meetings

The best part about being part of a wide facilitation network – being surrounded by talented colleagues who offer great trainings! I recently attended more than 20 hours of how to move your meetings effectively online, and I brought my ipad for live digital graphic recording at the same time. We use graphic recording and … Read more Digital Graphic Recordings – tips for great online meetings

Systems Scribing: Resources for Visuals and Systems Thinking

I’m resharing some great resources from Jessica Riehl and legend Kelvy Bird about Systems Scribing. Have you ever been curious about questions such as: How can facilitating complexity and systems thinking serve groups? What contribution to complexity and systems can visual practitioners make? What types of systems diagrams are there? How can we encourage the … Read more Systems Scribing: Resources for Visuals and Systems Thinking

Facilitating resilience alongside SOGICE survivors

Sometimes a facilitation session stays with you for weeks afterwards. Facilitating dialogue with this remarkable group of survivors was profound. 🌈 🦄 This new report about ending sexual orientation and gender identity conversion efforts (…which are still happening!!) is out today: http://cgshe.ca/SOGIECE/  Part of a much larger research process, was a 1-day Dialogue in November. … Read more Facilitating resilience alongside SOGICE survivors

Integral Facilitation – 10 Directions program notebook

This year, I’m enrolled in an Integral Facilitation intensive certification, led by Diane Hamilton and Ten Directions faculty. The first part was a heart-opening, rewarding, intensive week of training in Budapest. Since facilitation questions are also questions about life and being human, here’s part of my personal sketchbook. What has brought me here is two … Read more Integral Facilitation – 10 Directions program notebook