Slideshare: 20 Expert tips for Supporting Diversity in Graphic Recording

As a graphic recorder or facilitator, how do you “Listen for Diversity”? Many of us are working in specialized fields and it’s not one size fits all. Now for the first time, you can read expert advice from over 20 visual practitioners – in an easy to read Slideshare.  It’s about starting a conversation, not about finding … Read more Slideshare: 20 Expert tips for Supporting Diversity in Graphic Recording

How Visual Practitioners Listen for Diversity: tips from the field (long form)

As a graphic recorder or facilitator, how do you “Listen for Diversity”? Many of us are working in specialized fields and it’s not one size fits all. Now for the first time, you can read expert advice from over 20 visual practitioners. This month, I hosted a session called Listening for Diversity at the 2017 International Forum of … Read more How Visual Practitioners Listen for Diversity: tips from the field (long form)

Listening for Diversity – share your tips with visual practitioners

Visual practitioners, what techniques do you use to Listen for Diversity? Do you have a tip about how you work? Interested in seeing one of your tips spread wider? Take this 2-question survey! I’m hosting a session called Listening for Diversity at the 2017 International Forum of Visual Practitioners conference this June. I’m excited to … Read more Listening for Diversity – share your tips with visual practitioners

Graphic Facilitation Class – teaching Towards Mastery

Take a graphic facilitation master class this summer! Sophia Liang (Graphic Footprints) and I (Drawing Change) are teaching a Graphic Facilitation class in June for practitioners with 3+ years’ experience. It’s part of the pre-conferences for the 22nd International Forum of Visual Practitioners gathering, this year in Georgia, USA. If you have 3-5 years of experience – … Read more Graphic Facilitation Class – teaching Towards Mastery

Marketing Visual Facilitation – with the IAF

From the March edition of the Global Flipchart with the International Association of Facilitators Sometimes I’ll get a call from a client who says: “I don’t know what you do, but I’m told that I need you.” And it’s true. You might not know that you need graphic facilitation, just like you didn’t know you … Read more Marketing Visual Facilitation – with the IAF

Graphic Recording is truly global

In 2016, I saw the power of graphic recording and graphic facilitation around the world first-hand. Visuals help people connect, find belonging, and work on urgent problems. And visuals are now a global approach. In Tanzania, I worked for three days in a tent with zoonotic disease researchers: And it was a good thing I learned … Read more Graphic Recording is truly global

Visual templates improve group work

This year, I noticed that visual templates help group work, and solve three key problems. Time pressure: We have to maximize the time together, because sometimes the hardest part is to get the right people in the room. Keeping people engaged: Good conversation is all about the question. And sharing insights: a comprehensive stand-up-and-report out format gets … Read more Visual templates improve group work

Book launch for Drawn Together Through Visual Practice: Vancouver

Live graphic recording created in tandem by Avril Orloff and Corrina Keeling On October 29th we celebrated the release of our new book, Drawn Together through Visual Practice! We had a great turnout for the book launch event, which took place at Gallery Gachet in Vancouver, bringing together local facilitators, visual practitioners, friends, curious creatives, and even … Read more Book launch for Drawn Together Through Visual Practice: Vancouver

Better Graphic Facilitation with Cultural Safety: Using our Hands

Final post in this series on how to become a better graphic facilitator through engaging with Cultural Safety and Humility.  Cultural Safety is an emerging core competency for visual practitioners working with Indigenous organizations and community groups. This series concludes with a summary of these suggested core competencies, and ideas for implementing at an organizational level.  … Read more Better Graphic Facilitation with Cultural Safety: Using our Hands

Cultural Safety and Graphic Facilitation: Using our Hearts

Third in a series about cultural safety and graphic facilitation. Here, I look at how graphic facilitators can use our hearts, in order to better understand how emotion and empathy can be utilized in graphic recording sessions. I’ll offer concrete strategies to help us build stronger connections and relationships. THE HEART: EMPATHY IN Graphic facilitation Be aware … Read more Cultural Safety and Graphic Facilitation: Using our Hearts

Cultural Safety and Graphic Facilitation Part Two: Using our Heads

In the introduction post, I explored the meaning and importance of Cultural Safety and Humility in my work with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, and how this has shaped my practice as a non-Indigenous graphic facilitator.  THE JOURNEY OF CULTURAL SAFETY AND CULTURAL HUMILITY STARTS WITH SELF REFLECTION Graphic facilitators can use our whole selves in … Read more Cultural Safety and Graphic Facilitation Part Two: Using our Heads

Using Cultural Safety and Humility to Become a Better Graphic Facilitator

I’m a graphic facilitator, and I want to plant a seed for other non-Indigenous practitioners who work with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. The seed is Cultural Safety. Cultural Safety means that I work in a particular kind of way—with Cultural Humility—when I work with Indigenous people and others who are different from me. … Read more Using Cultural Safety and Humility to Become a Better Graphic Facilitator

how to edit graphic recording posters

Are you wondering how to edit graphic recording posters into digital files? You’re not alone. This summer, I had the privilege of mentoring some amazing folks new to graphic recording. They were not new to visual thinking, but new to using giant paper and working live. I loved hearing how they are excited to help groups be better … Read more how to edit graphic recording posters

New Book! Drawn Together Through Visual Practice

Our book is here! Drawn Together Through Visual Practice Embrace visual practice as a defining technology of our time. Imagine your ideas drawn — incorporating energy, colour, space, line, scale, icons, figures, metaphors. This is the territory of visual practice, which makes the fleeting and ephemeral nature of spoken conversation concrete. This anthology connects ideas … Read more New Book! Drawn Together Through Visual Practice

Graphic recording: Cultural safety and Indigenous Youth Wellness

As a graphic facilitator, it’s an honour to partner with the Indigenous Youth Wellness Learning Circle with Elder Gerry Oleman and Asia Youngman from Cuystwi! I always feel that working with Cuystwi is transformational. I thought I’d share a little behind the scenes about this image to help share why. I’m a non-Indigenous graphic recorder who works cross-culturally. People often … Read more Graphic recording: Cultural safety and Indigenous Youth Wellness