Sahtú Ragóɂa – Hunting Law – Public Listening Session about Caribou

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

Visual practice and challenging white supremacy culture

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

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

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

Advice for Your Younger Facilitator Self

What advice might you give to your younger, facilitator Self? My facilitation community of practice explored this question recently. I invited us to be time travellers, back to a version of our younger selves. Think back to a time when you were an emerging facilitator – could be any place, any age – when you felt … Read more Advice for Your Younger Facilitator Self

Racial Equity and Justice in Philanthropy Funder’s Summit

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 but … Read more Racial Equity and Justice in Philanthropy Funder’s Summit

First WHO Infodemiology Conference and Graphic Recording

Graphic recording supported the 1st World Health Organization Infodemiology Conference. Scientists (of all kinds!) will work closely together to manage the infodemic – and create evidence-based interventions. The days that I get to work with the WHO are the days I pinch myself, frankly. Some things I learned: – We have to better understand *why* … Read more First WHO Infodemiology Conference and Graphic Recording

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

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

Graphic Recording for Building Indigenous Energy Self-Determination Across Distant & Remote Communities

Today’s blog post is from graphic recorder Tiaré Jung. Thanks for sharing your reflections, Tiaré!   “2019 marked my 3rd year working as a graphic recorder – and I wanted to highlight a project from the past 50+ amazing collaborations across Canada on Indigenous land. Here’s a reflection on how graphic recording visuals can bring so … Read more Graphic Recording for Building Indigenous Energy Self-Determination Across Distant & Remote Communities

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

Drawing 30 hours of caribou hearings in the NWT – CBC story

Hello from above the Arctic Circle! I was recently in Colville Lake, NWT for a Public Listening session about caribou: Sahtú Ragóɂa (Harvest Law) and Approaches to Wildlife Harvesting. The event was a formal 3-day hearing about changes to caribou management, and it was featured in two CBC news stories. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/graphic-recording-caribou-hearings-1.5442034   Graphic recording is … Read more Drawing 30 hours of caribou hearings in the NWT – CBC story

Year in Review – 2019 at Drawing Change

It was a big year for our small team at Drawing Change – here’s our Year in Review! As the decade comes to a close, we have lots to be thankful for. Graphic recorders and facilitators travelled to 4 continents, 5 countries, 5 Canadian provinces and 3 territories, 6 US States, and many Indigenous and … Read more Year in Review – 2019 at Drawing Change

Graphic Recording to Support the Environmental Stewardship Initiative

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