Rural Health Online Symposium – Live Graphic Recording
Resilient Transformation of BC Rural Communities - with live graphic recording
Unique Agenda: Resiliency and Transformation
The agenda at the Rural Health Services Research Network of British Columbia (RHSRNbc)’s symposium was unique with abundant time for group work. Day 1 focussed on Resiliency: deep conversations to explore what rural community resiliency looks like and what system transformation is needed. Day 2’s focus was Transformation: we returned to the same topics to look at implications and recommendations. This agenda felt – and became – a needed shift from the typical 20-minute lightning round of online group work which can often feel transactional and only skims the surface. The symposium invited us to be in longer conversations online – and when important work goes into the invitation and convening relationships, the participants show up ready to dive in.
Graphic Recording to Showcase Complexity and Intersections
The symposium explored three intersections: rural community resiliency, system transformation, and implications and possible recommendations. Live graphic recording needed to reflect the group’s best thinking and insights, and I needed a three part approach.
- First, we included an online note-taking tool (Jamboard) where I could scan for key insights and themes during the breakout small group time.
- Second, I prepared a more detailed and nuanced anchor image for each conversation topic, to visually structure the page and for use in the report afterwards.
- And third, my graphic recording synthesis and listening skills synthesized the data and key themes in real-time during the fast and detailed report out.
Symposium proceedings, with illustrations and graphic recording
Afterwards, the graphic recordings formed part of a larger documentation of the symposium, including the final report which can be read here . It says, “This symposium is part of the RHSRNbc’s longitudinal commitment to enhancing the resiliency of rural communities with the goal of our work to build rural community resiliency through relationships. ” Here are additional links to the zoom recordings.