Latest from Drawing Change, including workshop announcements and new tools: 

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Supporting Indigenous Men’s Health in the North with FNHA

June 27, 2019

The First Nations Health Authority and the DUDES Club have a brilliant path forward to help men connect to their whole selves. Their health and… Read more

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October Graphic Facilitation Training Workshop – Vancouver Canada

June 15, 2019

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,… Read more

Co-creating community agreements in meetings

June 11, 2019

Last month, Drawing Change posted a friendly question on social media: What’s your favourite community agreement, for meetings? The responses were so thoughtful and empowering,… Read more

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Meet Drawing Change’s 2019 Community Scholars!

June 7, 2019

At Drawing Change, we believe in growing the field of graphic recording and visual facilitation with an equity lens. Our Community Scholar program is a… Read more

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Building Community – Vancouver and Victoria Visual Practitioners Meetup

April 18, 2019

In April, Sam Bradd (Vancouver) and Tanya Gadsby (Victoria) co-hosted an social evening for graphic facilitators and visual practitioners. Thank you to everyone who came… Read more

March visual facilitation highlights – 3 projects on 3 continents

March 30, 2019

It’s not even over yet, but I can say that March was amazing. My time was shared between group facilitation and graphic facilitation which felt… Read more

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Learning graphic recording tips – in rhyming form

March 28, 2019

A few folks emailed last week with some overlapping advice for new graphic recorders. It’s wonderful to hear how the questions in the field are… Read more

Drawing Change updates for 2019

February 19, 2019

Six weeks into 2019, and lots going on at Drawing Change. Here’s a few exciting highlights and resources: Graphic Facilitation Training – in the Arctic… Read more

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They’re back- Community Scholars and Volunteers at our 2019 visual facilitation workshops

January 11, 2019

Drawing Change believes in growing the field of visual practice, graphic facilitation, and graphic recording – and so our FREE Community Scholar spots and Volunteer… Read more

2019 Visual Facilitation Workshops in Vancouver Canada

January 7, 2019

I want you to have meetings with more belonging and connection – and visual facilitation is a way to do that. There’s no shortage of… Read more

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Happy Holidays from Drawing Change

December 18, 2018

Don’t wait, create! You have a gift that only you can share. You are the only one who can make the art that is inside… Read more

Celebrating our year at Drawing Change

December 11, 2018

It was a year to celebrate! Here’s a few things we’re proud of at Drawing Change: We supported dozens of meetings that upheld the values… Read more

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How to Have Better Meetings in 2019

December 4, 2018

When it started getting dark at 3pm, we knew it was time to reach out to our graphic facilitation community and compile our annual wrap-up… Read more

Graphic Facilitation Workshop wrap up – Vancouver Canada

October 24, 2018

The Drawing Change team just wrapped up its annual Visual Facilitation training in Vancouver! This year we welcomed participants from the UK, the east and… Read more

Evaluation and Graphic Recording together for social justice

October 17, 2018

What if evaluation methodologies were about transformational systems change, and deepening social justice? An article in the free, new e-Anthology from the Developmental Evaluation Institute (DEI) features… Read more

Introducing the 2018 Drawing Change Community Scholars

August 25, 2018

September is officially in full swing – our boxes of fresh Neuland markers have arrived, and we’re busy organizing for our sold out Graphic Facilitation and… Read more

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Our favourite visual facilitation books to add to your backpack

August 16, 2018

Summer is in full swing – hopefully this means you’re working at a slower pace lately, and maybe have a little extra time to flip… Read more

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FAQ roundup and how to get started as a graphic recorder

July 30, 2018

It’s time for a Frequently Asked Questions! Summer roundup of questions I’ve been asked from folks new to the field lately: I’m new. How do… Read more

EuViz Workshops – Bias In The Pen and The Rising Tide with Brandy Agerbeck

June 18, 2018

Excited to see Copenhagen this summer! I’m co-facilitating two workshops at the EuViz 2018 conference for visual practitioners, and I thought it was a great opportunity to… Read more

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

May 3, 2018

Community Scholar Spots (2) Drawing Change believes in growing the field of visual practice and so TWO Community Scholar spots and 4 Volunteer Spots are… Read more

2018 Graphic Recording and Facilitation Training in Vancouver, Canada

April 9, 2018

Update: sold out for 2018! Drop me a note to be added to the wait list for next year. There’s no shortage of information anymore.… Read more

Growing your visual practice business – planning tools

February 26, 2018

Most creative people want to make stuff, not run the business side of things. Maybe this is familiar: you’ve launched your visual practice business (great!)… Read more

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2018 Beyond the Basics: Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Portland, Oregon

January 1, 2018

Beyond the Basics with Graphic Facilitation The graphic facilitation and graphic field is booming – are you getting the work you want? Sophia Liang and… Read more

2017 Trends in Graphic Recording: year end wrap up

December 20, 2017

It’s time for the annual wrap-up from some of my closest graphic facilitation and graphic recording colleagues. Last year, we shared what we noticed about… Read more

Cultivating Cultural Safety in Education: visualizing histories to support Truth and Reconciliation

December 15, 2017

I recently had the privilege and pleasure to work with the Nanaimo & Ladysmith School Board during a conversation about Reconciliation. Graphic facilitation can help… Read more

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Teams, teaching, travel and a new reflection tool – Fall recap

December 1, 2017

Teams, teaching, travel, and a new reflection tool – it’s been a busy Fall 2017! I’m feeling so inspired by the incredible organizations and people… Read more

Question Well – a reflection tool for visual practitioners

October 22, 2017

the Question Well tool Hello! We’re Jennifer Shepherd and Sam Bradd. We’re visual practitioners, educators and facilitators. We live across the country from each other… Read more

How to Lead a Graphic Recording Team for Big Events

September 15, 2017

It was a great phone call to receive: would Drawing Change like to coordinate a team of 8 graphic recorders, to capture 54 sessions over… Read more

Make an impact with visual thinking! Foundational course in Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation - October 28 & 29, 2017 in Vancouver Canada

2017 Graphic Recording and Facilitation Training in Vancouver, Canada

August 12, 2017

Hello! To register for our 2018 Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation Workshop, October 13 & 14, 2018, head over here. ____________________________________________________________________________________ There’s no shortage of… Read more

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Rockwood Leadership Institute new Theory of Change

July 31, 2017

The Rockwood Leadership Institute rocked my world. So visualizing their new, expanded model of change was super inspiring! The Rockwood leadership and staff team worked… Read more

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Highlights and resources from the 2017 IFVP conference

July 29, 2017

It was half family reunion and half summer camp (but with way more markers) – the annual International Forum of Visual Practitioners conference! Graphic recorders, graphic… Read more

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Slideshare: 20 Expert tips for Supporting Diversity in Graphic Recording

July 6, 2017

As a graphic recorder or facilitator, how do you “Listen for Diversity”? Many of us are working in specialized fields and it’s not one size… Read more

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How Visual Practitioners Listen for Diversity: tips from the field (long form)

July 5, 2017

As a graphic recorder or facilitator, how do you “Listen for Diversity”? Many of us are working in specialized fields and it’s not one size… Read more

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Listening for Diversity – share your tips with visual practitioners

April 18, 2017

Visual practitioners, what techniques do you use to Listen for Diversity? Do you have a tip about how you work? Interested in seeing one of… Read more

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Graphic Facilitation Class – teaching Towards Mastery

March 15, 2017

Take a graphic facilitation master class this summer! Sophia Liang (Graphic Footprints) and I (Drawing Change) are teaching a Graphic Facilitation class in June for… Read more

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Marketing Visual Facilitation – with the IAF

March 5, 2017

From the March edition of the Global Flipchart with the International Association of Facilitators Sometimes I’ll get a call from a client who says: “I… Read more

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Guest post: Tiare Jung for Drawing Change

January 23, 2017

Today, I’m thrilled to bring you a guest post by emerging graphic recorder Tiaré Jung. Tiaré has been working on fantastic projects with Drawing Change… Read more

2016 Wrap-Up: Graphic Recorders Reflect on Human Nature and Communication

December 20, 2016

I was recently asked a great question by !Kona: “When you think of all the conversations where you are present as a graphic recording witness, do you… Read more

Graphic Recording is truly global

December 17, 2016

In 2016, I saw the power of graphic recording and graphic facilitation around the world first-hand. Visuals help people connect, find belonging, and work on… Read more

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DisruptED supports STEM education

December 16, 2016

If you’re interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in education – there was something at the DisruptED conference for you. Organizers called DisruptED, “a mashing… Read more

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Trans Care BC – Strategic Infographic & The Remedy

December 11, 2016

Here are some positive visuals to support gender-affirming health care. The first is a new visual strategic plan for Trans Care BC. These three small… Read more

We Belong International Forum – with Michelle Buchholz

December 1, 2016

Today, I’m thrilled to bring you a guest post by emerging graphic recorder Michelle Buchholz (Wet’suwet’en). Michelle and I worked together at the recent event,… Read more

Visual templates improve group work

November 28, 2016

This year, I noticed that visual templates help group work, and solve three key problems. Time pressure: We have to maximize the time together, because sometimes… Read more

Graphic recording, flipbook, and video for VYPER

November 19, 2016

It was a great honour to team up with Valley Youth Partnership for Engagement and Respect (VYPER) – a critically needed youth-adult collaborative project that… Read more

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Book launch for Drawn Together Through Visual Practice: Vancouver

November 3, 2016

Live graphic recording created in tandem by Avril Orloff and Corrina Keeling On October 29th we celebrated the release of our new book, Drawn Together through Visual… Read more

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Better Graphic Facilitation with Cultural Safety: Using our Hands

October 26, 2016

Final post in this series on how to become a better graphic facilitator through engaging with Cultural Safety and Humility.  Cultural Safety is an emerging… Read more

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Cultural Safety and Graphic Facilitation: Using our Hearts

October 22, 2016

Third in a series about cultural safety and graphic facilitation. Here, I look at how graphic facilitators can use our hearts, in order to better understand… Read more

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Cultural Safety and Graphic Facilitation Part Two: Using our Heads

October 14, 2016

In the introduction post, I explored the meaning and importance of Cultural Safety and Humility in my work with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, and how… Read more

Using Cultural Safety and Humility to Become a Better Graphic Facilitator

October 13, 2016

I’m a graphic facilitator, and I want to plant a seed for other non-Indigenous practitioners who work with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. The… Read more

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What we see in graphic facilitation is a reflection of our sector, too

September 29, 2016

I keep a list of what participants say to me about the visuals after a graphic facilitation session. My big take-away – as someone who visits many… Read more

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September 2, 2016

When I choose my graphic recording markers*, I use three guiding ideas: clarity, readability, and expressiveness. I can’t imagine doing this job without Neuland markers, and I’m… Read more

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August 31, 2016

Are you wondering how to edit graphic recording posters into digital files? You’re not alone. This summer, I had the privilege of mentoring some amazing… Read more

Visuals to communicate new data about First Nations Communities

August 6, 2016

New First Nations data is now available. Now is the Time is a brand new report with about First Nations communities, thanks to the First Nations Information… Read more

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New Book! Drawn Together Through Visual Practice

July 29, 2016

Our book is here! Drawn Together Through Visual Practice Embrace visual practice as a defining technology of our time. Imagine your ideas drawn — incorporating… Read more

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Graphic recording: Cultural safety and Indigenous Youth Wellness

July 20, 2016

As a graphic facilitator, it’s an honour to partner with the Indigenous Youth Wellness Learning Circle with Elder Gerry Oleman and Asia Youngman from Cuystwi! I always feel that… Read more

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11 ways to use Graphic Recording images afterwards

June 17, 2016

Ask any graphic facilitator, and they’ve probably been asked these questions: Do you do weddings, Do you have the best job ever, (yup) and what… Read more

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Infographic for Pacific Herring – a tiny and mighty fish

May 31, 2016

This one infographic asks 32 questions: the new Conceptual Model of the Herring Social-Ecological System. The Pacific Herring is a tiny, and mighty, fish. They’re ecologically and economically important for other species… Read more

Data is more than numbers — it’s stories – with FNIGC

May 25, 2016

  Data isn’t just numbers, it’s stories. The first-ever First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES) tells a new story: “unprecedented insight… Read more

Visual thinking in Tanzania about Zoonosis Research

May 6, 2016

It was a great pleasure to bring graphic recording to a conference about zoonosis research in Tanzania. If, like me, you’re more “social scientist” than “scientist”, zoonoses are… Read more

Interview: sharing my favorite resources with Michelle Walker

April 7, 2016

Recently, Michelle Walker, a creativity coach and visual practitioner in Australia, interviewed me as part of her Spotlight Series. Michelle has a thriving visual practice, and I… Read more

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3 ways to listen with confidence as a graphic recorder

March 28, 2016

If you’ve seen a graphic recorder in action, you might be curious how we listen and draw at the same time. And it’s a good… Read more

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Interview: my unexpected career path

March 9, 2016

I admit, being a graphic facilitator was an unexpected career path. And I’ve never been happier. I’m often asked if I retrained at art school, but instead,… Read more

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Future epidemics and global health: World Health Organization graphic recording

February 9, 2016

Graphic recording was part of a World Health Organization informal consultation about anticipating and controlling future epidemics. In December 2015, the World Health Organization invited… Read more

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Graphic Recording Indigenous Youth Wellness Series with Cuystwi

January 25, 2016

Cuystwi means “let’s go!” (Stl’atl’imx). This graphic recording is about indigenous youth starting their wellness journey. The session was “Beginning Our Wellness Journey – with Gerry Oleman… Read more

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Graphic Facilitation at Creative Mornings Vancouver: Visual Language

January 23, 2016

People care when they see their ideas matter. And that’s why I love my job. Here’s my talk from Creative Mornings Vancouver. A big-hearted community creates… Read more

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A free Creative Planning visual template for you

January 19, 2016

I made this Creativity Planner for my Creative Mornings Vancouver talk and want to share it with you. This free, visual template can help you with creative… Read more

The beginning of a new collection – on visual practice

January 15, 2016

A new project is beginning … We’re shaping a collection. A gift for the field of visual practice. It’s about deepening our work as practitioners. Follow along… Read more

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A gift to you: sketchnotes from Rockwood Art of Leadership

January 15, 2016

Last summer, I drew a popular set of sketchnotes at the Rockwood Institute’s Art of Leadership training.  My free gift to you: download a free… Read more

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Visual Storytelling: Finding Common Ground

January 14, 2016

The next time someone asks what storytelling has to do with unions, you can tell them it builds better, stronger labour activists. These graphic recording… Read more

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Visual Language – Speaker at CreativeMornings Vancouver

December 28, 2015

Want a fun way to kickstart your 2016’s creative resolutions? Get a ticket to Vancouver’s CreativeMornings! I’m the guest speaker at the January event talking about Visual… Read more

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Leadership lessons for any sector, visualized

December 8, 2015

It’s fascinating to learn from leaders in different sectors. If you’re organizing a conference, it’s a great opportunity to bring in a leader from an… Read more

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Low Carbon Future Illustration for Sierra Club of BC

November 23, 2015

My new Sierra Club of BC poster shows a thriving, vibrant low carbon future. It’s so fun to draw tiny details that create the world I want! We squeezed in… Read more

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Illustrations for the YMCA’s strategic plan

October 30, 2015

Here’s a great idea to make your strategic plan an evergreen document – make sure people see it every day! I created these illustrations for… Read more

Trending- better conference design and visual facilitation

October 26, 2015

I want you to have better meetings. I’ve noticed a trend for better engagement at conferences, and want this idea to spread. Instead of back-to-back powerpoint presentations… Read more

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Graphic recording for the World Health Organization

October 23, 2015

I’ll be graphic recording with the World Health Organization in Geneva! I’m looking forward to a fantastic meeting with diverse perspectives. Graphic recording is a perfect… Read more

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Graphic recording supports science and traditional knowledge

October 10, 2015

Graphic recording isn’t just about the images. It’s what you do with them that matters.  The recent Pacific Herring Summit, graphic recording of indigenous knowledge on Day 1 supported a deeper understanding… Read more

Catching up: recent graphic facilitation projects

September 23, 2015

Pumpkin lattes are back, my sandals are away, so I should have written this a month ago. Here’s a quick recap where graphic facilitation has… Read more

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Sketchnotes – asking good questions after a Visual Thinking conference

July 21, 2015

I’m home from the annual International Forum of Visual Practitioners conference, this year in Austin Texas. Part IFVP family reunion, part professional development and definitely… Read more

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Art of Leadership with Robert Gass: sketchnotes

July 9, 2015

Six days with Robert Gass’ Art of Leadership course feels like 30. Happy to share these personal sketchnotes with you. Sometimes imperfect is best. I… Read more

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Vision Map for Stó:lō Nation Wellness

June 26, 2015

  In your reception area, can people see your Vision? This 8-foot Vision Map greets visitors to the Stó:lō Wellness Centre. I loved the process of… Read more

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Judging the 2015 CALM awards: Canadian Association of Labour Media

June 19, 2015

I’m in Victoria, BC to judge the 2015 Canadian Association of Labour Media awards once again. I evaluated the visual categories including best poster, best infographic/illustration… Read more

Winnipeg Public Library Infographic

June 15, 2015

I drew the first draft of this infographic for the Winnipeg Public Library’s strategic plan with stacks of books across the top. Books are iconic, but libraries… Read more

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Graphic recording Tech Leadership with Communitech and Susan Cain

June 12, 2015

Communitech’s signature event is the Tech Leadership Conference, and it delivered on its promise to be inspirational and thought-provoking. Communitech invited me to showcase graphic recording at TLCWR… Read more

Interview: Drawing Clarity at Tech Leadership Conference

June 10, 2015

Communitech’s signature event is the Tech Leadership Conference, and it delivered on its promise to be inspirational and thought-provoking. Afterwards, Communitech interviewed fellow graphic recorder Liisa Sorsa… Read more

Healthy Schools Symposium and graphic recording

June 5, 2015

Recently, I was graphic recording at the annual Healthy Schools Leadership Symposium, the signature event hosted by DASH BC and Healthy Schools BC. This conference is… Read more

Interview: Health Empowerment from Knowledge Transfer

May 31, 2015

Graphic recording helped with knowledge transfer at a recent women’s heart health event with the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The VCHRI interviewed the presenters and me and… Read more

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Graphic recording at refugee community consultation

May 17, 2015

Graphic recording supported a new community-based research project in Surrey BC about refugee settlement and integration needs, called Our Community, Our Voice. The project is part… Read more

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Illustrated Mental Health Strategy- knowledge translation

May 9, 2015

The Mental Health Commission of Canada asked me to illustrate their new report, “A Mental Health Strategy for Canada: a youth perspective.” National strategies research what’s… Read more

Visual Facilitation and a Climate Justice Conversation

April 21, 2015

Graphic recording captured a powerful conversation about climate justice recently. A power of illustration is you can draw the future. It taps into hope, especially about… Read more

Graphic recording is your speechwriting secret weapon

April 13, 2015

Recently, I was graphic recording at a leadership conference for a large private sector company. Fantastic event, and maybe because this company had never experienced graphic recording… Read more

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Feature interview about visual thinking on Wacom blog

March 19, 2015

One of the top questions I get asked about graphic recording is “how did you get into this?” The team at Wacom was curious, too.… Read more

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A visual facilitation tool – try a paired photo walk

March 9, 2015

The visual facilitation challenge: a 5 day planning session, 25 elected leaders, a room with no windows. The task: engage meaningfully about the organization’s 5 strategic areas,… Read more

How Graphic facilitation is Agile – Vancity

February 17, 2015

During graphic facilitation, I’m often asked, “but how do you leave enough space?” People say to me that it’s “magic” watching the page fill up when everything… Read more

Visual Facilitation with Templates

February 6, 2015

Busy people in leadership positions need meetings that work. Visual templates help groups get focussed, fast. This week, Kevin Millsip (from Next Up) and I… Read more

My year of visual thinking in 10 seconds

December 30, 2014

Last year, visual thinking led me a lot of firsts. Which is interesting, because every graphic facilitation event can be the first time for something.… Read more

Visioning and Graphic Recording with Elsie Roy Elementary School

December 16, 2014

The community at Elsie Roy Elementary school is on a journey together. And part of charting that course is being able to share it with others.… Read more

Graphic Recording at Vulnerable Immigrant Populations Training Day

November 26, 2014

In my most recent public project, I used graphic recording to transform a full day of workshops about vicarious trauma, moral distress, family attachment and… Read more

Working for Google – the power of networks

November 13, 2014

In 2008 when I launched my illustration business, if you had told me that in 2014 I would illustrate for Google, I would said that… Read more

How to use facilitation photo cards

October 21, 2014

I planned a short visioning session for a university department and used facilitation photo cards and graphic facilitation recently. Before the meeting they said we could have… Read more

Journey Mapping for Organizations

October 3, 2014

You live and breathe your organization’s mission – but how do you help your customers, clients, or members connect with it? Sometimes, we live and… Read more

Talking with Wacom about iPad styli and sketchnotes

September 8, 2014

Super excited to join Wacom this Wednesday on G+ to talk about styli and iPad sketchnotes. Styli are the digital pens you use on a tablet for… Read more

Surrey School Achievement Contract infographic

September 4, 2014

The Surrey School Board Achievement Contract communicates key information to parents, students, and community members. Now it’s a brand-new interactive infographic. The Achievement Contract used to… Read more

Report from EuViz- visual thinking conference

August 12, 2014

  After the EuViz conference, I’m more convinced than ever that visual thinking has the power to transform everywhere we learn. In the next month I’m… Read more

Visualize Your Values Leading You to Your Vision

July 7, 2014

Graphic recording supported facilitator extraordinaire Dawna Jones to help PWL Partnership team explore vision. PWL Partnership makes places that people want to use – they’re landscape architects with big,… Read more

Official Community Plan gets visual – City of Chilliwack

June 9, 2014

The City of Chilliwack needed unique visuals to explain the new Official Community Plan (OCP). An Official Community Plan sets the vision for the next 30 years –… Read more

Graphic Recording for Healthy Schools

May 21, 2014

While graphic recording about healthy schools, I heard Paul Born ask, “How do communities change? By involving the people the issue affects until it feels… Read more

Engagement about libraries with Graphic Facilitation

May 13, 2014

It was a great week of public engagement and graphic facilitation about libraries. I’m home from a week asking Calgarians about their public library. Graphic facilitation was a… Read more

Engagement about libraries using graphic facilitation

May 13, 2014

This week, I was on the road to engage the public about libraries using graphic facilitation. I’m home from a week on the road asking Calgarians… Read more

Visuals can support cultural competence in healthcare

May 1, 2014

Visuals can support cultural competence in healthcare. Recently, I worked at the Moving Forward conference, a unique gathering to talk about Indigenous cultural competency frameworks in health care.… Read more

Visuals for Indigenous cultural competency framework

May 1, 2014

Visuals can support conversations about Indigenous cultural competency frameworks in health care. Recently, I worked at the Moving Forward conference, a unique gathering held by the… Read more

Illustration of an East Vancouver Sandwich Map

April 18, 2014

I live for sandwiches. So why not an illustration of an East Vancouver sandwich map? Happily, there’s no shortage of delicious options nearby. And good parks… Read more

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March 17, 2014

Graphic recording is great for knowledge translation, and it was featured in the 24 hours newspaper this week. Scientist Timothy Caufield wants us to see… Read more

New Illustration to Support Child Health

February 16, 2014

Here’s a new illustration map to support child health for in BC. One of the nice parts about this feel-good project was that the… Read more

Engage visually and start with a juicy question

February 7, 2014

Thinking about hosting an event where you want people to share their thoughts – and see the conversation emerge visually? As a graphic facilitator, my… Read more

A look back at January projects

January 29, 2014

Well, this month flew by… here’s a recap from my twitter photos! I was graphic recording for strategic planning sessions and open houses this month.… Read more

Infographic for the Dr Peter Centre building anniversary

December 7, 2013

The Dr Peter Centre celebrated the 10th anniversary of their building, and this infographic tells the story of their success. From the outside, the building… Read more

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Gathering Wisdom – visuals on social determinants

November 18, 2013

*updated 2018 with a new version of the SDOH image * In October 2013, I had the privilege of graphically recording at the Gathering Wisdom… Read more

Vancouver East Housing Coop Illustrated Map

September 23, 2013

Vancouver East Housing Coop Illustrated Map. The Vancouver East Housing Co-op recently asked me to join them on a walking tour and illustrate their co-op… Read more

Graphic recording for executives – the shoulder checking technique

September 17, 2013

I noticed two useful things while graphic recording for some recent executive meetings. Shoulder checking during presentations It was a high-level meeting between senior executives… Read more

Mentoring and Graphic Recording at IFVP conference

August 17, 2013

This summer, I went to my first International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP) conference in New York. I promised I would go outside my learning “comfort… Read more

My Health My Community- graphic recording at the launch

July 5, 2013

We’re at a crucial time for health care planning, and we need good data to make decisions in our cities and health systems. My Health,… Read more

Drawing for Healing- Truth and Reconciliation in Williams Lake

June 3, 2013

Earlier this year, members of the Communities That Care group brought the esteemed Dr. Martin Brokenleg for a workshop about the Circle of Courage. At his workshop, participants… Read more

Canadian Association of Labour Media Awards Judging

June 2, 2013

The Canadian Association of Labour Media is a training and communications resource for unions across Canada. Each year, unions submit their best work to the… Read more

Adding the role of Synthesizers helps groups focus

May 27, 2013

It’s the middle of an important meeting. Heads are bowed. But unfortunately, it’s in Blackberry prayer. An effective and gentle way to help a group… Read more

Adding visuals with graphic recording templates

April 20, 2013

There’s a graphic facilitation/ graphic recording technique that lets me be in two places at once. It’s called template work. I wasn’t able to join… Read more

Zero Waste infographics for the CCPA

March 28, 2013

My new infographic for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-BC shows how Zero Waste policies can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create green jobs. The… Read more

Embracing Diversity – graphic recording and dialogue

March 20, 2013

The Fraser Basin Council in Williams Lake hosted a forum on diversity, multiculturalism and anti-racism. I brought graphic recording to support their discussion and dialogue.… Read more

Using graphic facilitation for writer’s block

March 1, 2013

At some point in writing a PhD, it’s safe to say you’re going to get writer’s block. Wouldn’t anyone? So when an old, trusted friend… Read more

Sharing: football animation for the BCTF (Superbowl)

February 4, 2013

Catch the Superbowl halftime show in BC? This BCTF commercial had a big audience, big message. Let’s give BC’s schools the support our kids deserve.  The announcer… Read more

Graphic Facilitation Training in Brandy Agerbeck’s Lab

January 21, 2013

This January I joined Brandy Agerbeck, graphic facilitator extraordinaire, and 5 learners in her graphic facilitation “Lab”.  The Lab is a 3 day retreat/ training/… Read more

Use visuals to bring reports to life

December 1, 2012

Graphic recording is a visualization process – I draw ‘live’ in front of groups. But I also find it’s a powerful tool for transforming written… Read more

Graphic recording and the power of visual summary

November 22, 2012

This month I’m working with five organizations as a graphic recorder. More than ever, I’m convinced about how graphic recording excels at giving a fast,… Read more

Graphic recording and small group work

October 23, 2012

I’m often asked if it’s possible to integrate small group work and graphic recording during the session. It is possible – and in fact it’s… Read more

Infographics for Green Jobs BC Conference

September 21, 2012

I contributed four infographics for the Columbia Institute to present at the Green Jobs BC Conference. Held September 21-22, 2012, it’s “an alliance between BC’s… Read more

Live Graphic Recording – Transforming the Dialogue conference

March 30, 2012

This is graphic recording at a Provincial Health Services Authority-Aboriginal Health conference.  The conference was called Transforming the Dialogue and builds on their online indigenous… Read more

Graphic Recording: indigenous youth wellness

March 22, 2012

This week, over 80 youth and 60 community/public health workers gathered at an important conference: giving input into an online wellness tool for indigenous youth. Karlene Harvey… Read more