A Free Visual Planning Tool Need to make a decision, a change, or reach a goal? Don’t feel stuck! Grab a pen and this What, So What, Now What planning exercise to bring new perspectives. This is a visual planning tool for many seasons, featuring cedar, cranberry, hellebore, salal and sunflowers. Instructions Write down your … Read more A Visual Planning Tool for all Seasons – What, So What, Now What and Graphic Facilitation
Need a visual way to find your team’s superpowers? Use this free graphic facilitation poster to engage your group in a fun, and meaningful activity. Leadership and Team Superpowers At the core, it’s two key questions: what’s your Superpower? what’s your Kryptonite? (aka, what stops your superpower?) Graphic Facilitation poster – a free download If … Read more What are your Team Superpowers? Free Superhero graphic recording for you to use
Every so often a client will tell me about a bad graphic recording experience: it wasn’t readable or it didn’t make sense to them, so they didn’t see the value. It doesn’t need to be this way! Clients, participants and graphic recorders all need great layouts to provide a flow of information, elevate decisions, and … Read more Graphic Recording: great layouts and planning for success
Graphic Recording and Group Work Go Together Are you planning a highly participatory meeting with lots of small group work, and wondering how a graphic recorder could work in this setup? Need an easy-to-read, and visually appealing, way of theming and synthesizing many small group discussions? Unsure if this meeting should be online or in … Read more Graphic Recording and Group Work Go Together: Free Facilitation Agenda
Next Generation Meetings: 8 Wise Practices and Creative Tools Here’s my webinar for Tech Soup Canada: Improve online gatherings and foster connection! This far into a pandemic, we’ve all changed our perspectives on what makes a good meeting. Do you find yourself wondering, “What is this meeting about? Is this the best use of our … Read more A new, free facilitation resource for creative meetings in 2022
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. So I asked the facilitators and graphic recorders I look up to, “What have you noticed that we need to do more in 2021?” Big themes … Read more What will make better meetings in 2021?
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. In … Read more Graphic Facilitation Trainings Online and In Person for 2022
What do we get when we combine text and drawing … and learning? Sketchnotes! I recently gave a webinar for Wacom Canada called Drawing on the Right Side of Learning: Sketchnoting, Visual Thinking and Making Learning Connect, and here’s free resources for educators from that talk: webinar recording what’s a sketchnote? a free sketchnote template … Read more How to sketchnote – free template and Wacom Canada webinar
Graphic recording helps us see complex information in new ways. It creates more understanding, helps us hear each other and can connect us to purpose – while inviting in more creativity. After hundreds of online meetings during the pandemic, here’s 10 things I’ve learned about adapting graphic facilitation to an online world. Graphic facilitation can … Read more 10 Things I’ve Learned About Graphic Facilitation in a Virtual World
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
Why strengthen your consensus skills? Better communication! Especially when you want more of a win-win. Here are some of my favourite consensus resources: – when consensus works – when it doesn’t – how to use a gradient of agreement to gather information instead of yes/no/abstain voting – options for disagreement. Plus, here’s my favourite meeting … Read more Supporting Group Decision Making – Consensus Skills
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
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
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?
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 ….