CV for Sam Bradd

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Professional Experience

Principal, Drawing Change   2007 – Present

Graphic Facilitation, meeting facilitation and illustration

Facilitation and agenda design for multi-stakeholder groups, using participatory and visual techniques. Consultation services focusing on strategic planning for vision, mission, and values.

Clients in 10 countries, including with:

  • World Health Organization
  • World Association for Animal Health
  • Assembly of First Nations
  • Harvard University
  • Government of Canada
  • Government of BC
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • And a wide range of public sector, Indigenous and non profit groups

Disability Alliance of BC, Administrative Director    2008-2011

Simon Fraser Student Society, Organizer and Office Coordinator  1999-2008


  • Masters of Education, Educational Studies (University of British Columbia) 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts, Women and Gender Studies (Simon Fraser University) 2005

Professional Education

  • Certificate of Integral Facilitation (pending 2020)
  • Deep Democracy training (Manchester, UK) 2019
  • Next Stage Facilitation Intensive (10 Directions) 2018
  • Art of Hosting (Bowen Island, BC); AOH training team in 2018 2017-2018
  • Indigenous Cultural Competency Trainings (Provincial Health Services Authority) 2014
  • Human Rights Monitoring Training (York University) 2009
  • 17-day Advanced Facilitation Training (Training for Change, Philadelphia) 2006
  • Continuing Studies in Art and Design at Emily Carr University 2008
  • Facilitation training, various, with PeerNet BC, Dovetail Consulting, Hollyhock, SFPIRG, CUPE, various 1999-2008

Books and Publications

Two chapters: World of Visual Facilitation. Co-edited by Jeroen Blijsie, Tim Hamons, Rachel Smith 2019

Book: Drawn To Change: graphic histories of working class people.  2016

Graphic History Collective. Between the Lines Press, Toronto.

Winner of the 2017 $10,000 Wilson prize for historical research

Book: Drawn Together Through Visual Practice. Co-edited by Brandy Agerbeck,

Kelvy Bird, Sam Bradd and Jennifer Shepherd.  2016

Book: May Day. Graphic History Collective. Between the Lines Press, Toronto. 2009

Teaching and Speaking

  • Business panelist, International Forum of Visual Practitioners (New Jersey)   August 2019
  • Keynote, visual facilitation for the classroom (Northwest Territories) January 2019
  • Graphic Facilitation training (Cambridge Bay, Nunavut)  February 2019
  • In-House Graphic Facilitation Training for Crown corporation (Regina) October 2018
  • Teaching Graphic Facilitation Training workshops   2018 – present
  • Anti-Bias workshops for visual practitioners (Denmark)    July 2018
  • BC Quality Forum 2018 presentation about Indigenous Cultural Safety  February 2018
  • Cultural Safety Circle presentation, Ministry of Children and Families March 2018
  • Teaching Advanced Visual Facilitation, Portland USA  February 2018
  • Introductory Visual Facilitation, Vancouver BC   October 2017
  • Teaching Advanced Visual Facilitation, Atlanta, USA  June 2017
  • Visual Notetaking for high school students, Williams Lake BC  November 2016
  • Panelist, International Forum of Visual Practitioners (Atlanta)  June 2017
  • Graphic Facilitation 2-day training, BC Housing  May 2016
  • Workshop and keynote, Douglas College (Graphic History Collective)  May 2016
  • Workshop at Vancouver Public Library (Graphic History Collective) May 2016
  • Speaker, Vancouver book launch of Drawn to Change (Graphic History Collective)  May 2016
  • Panelist, International Forum of Visual Practitioners (Washington DC) July 2016
  • Keynote, CreativeMorning Vancouver   January 2016
  • Guest lecture, MBA Program at Vancouver NYU campus December 2015
  • Keynote, Comics in the Classroom: Mount Royal University  2014
  • Reading at Word Vancouver about May Day (Graphic History Collective)  2009
  • Various art-based workshops  2005-2008 

Community Involvement

  • International Forum of Visual Practitioners (professional association): bylaw committee, social media committee, conference team 2012-present
  • Co-founder, Graphic History Collective: 2008-2017
  • Co-founder, Vancouver Letterpress League  2010-2013
  • Co-organizer, ABLE Community Kitchen for people with disabilities  2010 – 2012
  • Vancouver Fruit Tree Project Board member  2010-2012
  • Board member, Training for Change  2006
  • Shop Steward and Bargaining Team, CUPE 2396   2003-2006