They’re Back: Community Scholar & Volunteer Spots at our Fall 2018 Visual Facilitation Workshop!

Community Scholar Spots (2)

Drawing Change believes in growing the field of visual practice and so TWO Community Scholar spots are back for our Fall 2018 Visual Facilitation Workshop!

We have 2 spaces open to support people working in community, grassroots, and social justice movements. So many professional development are expensive, and assume that participants are being sponsored by well-funded organizations. Instead, Drawing Change wants to spread the skills widely and with an equity lens. Priority will be given to self-identified Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour under 30(ish). To apply, email hello@drawingchange.com and tell us why you’re interested, a brief note about your facilitation experience, examples of your drawing skills, what organization/movement you’re a part of, and what your plans are to share these skills afterwards.

Cost: $200 as a deposit (versus $1500 regular rate)  + GST

How it works:

  • We will collect names and then select two people by June 30th, so it’s not first-come-first-served. Community Scholars will receive a full supply kit, and there’s no volunteering expectations.
  • You pay $200 to hold your spot, to cover the costs of supplies/room rental
  • Optional 1:1 coaching support: Instead of taking the workshop then jumping in, Sam can provide support and small suggested projects/assignments before the workshop. This would be 2-3 hours of optional time. Last year I offered the scholars 1:1 time after the workshop, but this year it’s beforehand too.
  • I’ll offer you at least $200 in paid work after the session to continue your practice.

Additional Info for Community Scholars:

  • No expectations to arrive early
  • Get a full kit of supplies
  • Participate as a full member of the course
  • No expectation to be “working” /supporting others during the course in a way that distracts from your own learning

 

Volunteer spots (4)

How it works:

  • We will pick volunteers by June 30th so it’s not first-come-first-served
  • Email hello@drawingchange.com to tell us why you’re interested in visual facilitation, what useful skills for supporting meetings/workshops you can offer, and what your plans might be to share these skills afterwards

Cost: $0

Additional Info for Volunteers:

  • Arrive very early for setup and takedown (7am to 6pm)
  • The priority is that you’re working during the event to make the workshop a success for participants – you will have time to do most of the activities, but not all
  • Tasks will include: helping participants, room setup, cutting paper, meeting the caterer, registration desk, social media, moving furniture, running the audio/visual, and in return get the workshop for free
  • Basic drawing supplies will be provided
  • Free food both days
  • All volunteer responsibilities happen during the workshop from 7am to 6pm
  • The volunteer team is responsible for documenting the workshop: social media, photos, and a collaborative graphic recording
  • Some people will do kneeling/lifting, but work can be adapted.

If you want to volunteer, email hello@drawingchange.com.

 

Anything Else?

  • Travel and accommodation to the workshop (Vancouver, Canada) not included
  • If you’re thinking about registering for the full workshop, great – payment plans available upon request, just send us a note at hello@drawingchange.com.
  • Looking for tips to ask your employer to give you professional development funding? We wrote a letter to help

Last year’s visual facilitation workshop sold out, and we had participants from three countries. Folks applied their new skills in the fields of mental wellness, community organizing, municipal engagement, health care, organizational change and so much more – can’t wait to see what this year brings!

Workshop info: http://drawingchange.com/2018-graphic-recording-and-facilitation-training-in-vancouver-canada/