CV for Sam Bradd

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Professional Experience

Principal, Drawing Change Consulting 2010 – Present

Administrative Director, Disability Alliance of BC, 2008-2011

Organizer and Office Coordinator, Simon Fraser Student Society, 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

  • Certified Human Systems Dynamics professional 2020
  • Certified Integral Facilitator with 10 Directions 2020
  • Culturally Responsive Evaluation, with Reciprocal Consulting and SFU Continuing Studies 2020
  • Breaking Rank: Refusing White Supremacy with Hawa Mire 2020
  • Indigenous Cultural Competency Trainings (PHSA, Kairos) 2014 and ongoing
  • Deep Democracy training (Manchester, UK) 2019
  • Art of Hosting training and AOH training team 2017-2018
  • Disability Human Rights Monitoring Training (York University) 2009
  • 17-day Advanced Facilitation Training (Training for Change, Philadelphia) 2006
  • Facilitation training, various, 1999-2008


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 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

  • Teaching Graphic Facilitation Training workshops 2016 – present
  • Keynote, TechSoup Canada about Graphic Facilitation 2021
  • Keynote, BC Campus on Visuals and Vision 2020
  • Business panelist, International Forum of Visual Practitioners (New Jersey) August 2019
  • Keynote, visual facilitation for the classroom (Yellowknife, NWT) January 2019
  • Teaching Graphic Facilitation Training (Inuvik, NWT) – 2019
  • Teaching Graphic Facilitation Training (Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) 2019
  • Teaching Advanced Visual Facilitation, Portland USA  2018
  • Teaching Advanced Visual Facilitation, Atlanta, USA 2017
  • In-House Graphic Facilitation Training for Crown corporation (Regina) 2018
  • Anti-Bias workshops for visual practitioners (Denmark)  2018
  • BC Quality Forum 2018 presentation about Indigenous Cultural Safety 2018
  • Cultural Safety Circle presentation, Ministry of Children and Families 2018
  • Visual Notetaking for high school students, Williams Lake BC   2016
  • Panelist, International Forum of Visual Practitioners (Atlanta) 2017
  • Workshop and keynote, Douglas College (Graphic History Collective) 2016
  • Workshop at Vancouver Public Library (Graphic History Collective) 2016
  • Speaker, Vancouver book launch of Drawn to Change (Graphic History Collective)  2016
  • Panelist, International Forum of Visual Practitioners (Washington DC) 2016
  • Keynote, CreativeMorning Vancouver  January 2016
  • Guest lecture, MBA Program at Vancouver NYU campus 2015
  • Keynote, Comics in the Classroom: Mount Royal University  2014
  • Reading at Word Vancouver about May Day (Graphic History Collective)  2009

Community Involvement

  • Dialogue Associate, SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue. 2020 – ongoing
  • International Forum of Visual Practitioners: 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