Graphic Facilitation Training 2020 – POSTPONED until May 2021
Do you spend a lot of your time in meetings wondering, “What is this meeting about? Is this the best use of our time?”
Actually, it’s not, and Drawing Change can show you a better way. We want you to create meetings with more belonging and connection – using visual facilitation and graphic recording.
Our foundational workshop will help you hone your listening and drawing skills to make meaning, increase collaboration, and solve problems.
What will I learn in this graphic facilitation training?
- Expand your leadership tool-box with visual superpowers
- Learn how to include diverse voices in meetings
- Develop your capacity to distill information
- Sharpen your tools to have more effective meetings
- Hone your creative thinking and problem-solving skills
- Have deep conversations about working wisely with visuals and cultural safety
What does the agenda cover?
Before Day 1
- Optional social dinner the evening before the workshop
- Building your visual vocabulary (even if you think you “can’t draw”)
- Lettering five ways: bring your flip charts to the next level
- Layouts and how to structure the page
- Hands on-practice
- Digital tools
- Resources for your success
- Visual tools for facilitating meetings
- Choosing the right tools
- Co-creating the agenda
- Talking circle about cultural safety and visuals, led by Indigenous graphic recorders
Day 3 (optional):
Intimate lab, capped at 8 people. We will practice graphic recording in a supportive environment, answer your business questions and create your action plan.
Who should attend?
This workshop is for facilitators, educators, managers, and innovators – anyone who finds themselves working with groups (isn’t that everyone?). You don’t need to be a super-sketcher to be able to communicate visually. If you’ve ever drawn two overlapping circles to explain something, you’re already using visual thinking. This workshop will enhance how you connect ideas, listen and create visual summaries for meetings and events.
Where is the workshop?
Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver, Canada is a beautiful venue with a full wall of windows, accessible and gender-inclusive washrooms, and a view of the ocean and seawall.
- Optional social dinner the night before
- Two full days of instruction, a social dinner, and an optional day 3 lab
- Hot catered lunch and coffee/tea
- FULL KIT of drawing supplies valued at over $100
- Templates, handouts, a book of icons, and resources
- Two exclusive Neuland® Ambassador gifts
- Optional Day 3 – Intimate lab, capped at 8 people. We will practice graphic recording in a supportive environment and answer business questions
- A new network of visual practitioners to support you after the course!
What does the training cost?
- The FIRST 8 spaces get the Early Bird Rate for 2020: $1500 Canadian + GST for two days
- 8 spaces for Regular Rate: $1950 Canadian + GST for two days
- Lab day: $500 CAD +GST – max 8 people, morning only. Optional/extra cost.
- Payment plan options available by request, or payment by cheque if you need it. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I can’t afford the full rate?
Too many professional development opportunities are only for those who can afford it – and cost shouldn’t be a barrier for making the world a better place.
Drawing Change wants to spread our skills to people working in community, grassroots, and social justice movements. That’s why we offer community scholar spots, and give priority to self-identified Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour folks who are under 30(ish).
Community scholars share what organization/movements they’re a part of, and what their plans are to share these skills afterwards. Applications for Community Scholar spaces are full for 2019, and applications will open again for 2020.
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