This is a 3½ minute introduction to our approach to Graphic Facilitation training. We deliver ½ day crash courses introducing to our methodology and helping you to rediscover how to use visualisation in meetings and processes. We also deliver a 3 modules course of 6 days intense training. Our trainging builds on 10+ years of experience in the filed and our own methodology. You will learn 7 basic elements of visualising processes and how to make them work together. You will discover your own visual language and become skilled at continously building it and finally you will learn how to use visual techniques and tools to facilitate groups toward shared understanding.
Every year Bigger Picture donates 10% of their profit to work with one or more projects around the world.
This year we decided to go to Jerusalem for four days and work with grassroots organisations training them in mastering the art of strategic engagement using visual thinking, visual process design, graphic facilitation and visual communication for them to use in their communities.
INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF GRAPHIC FACILITATION
SHARING STORIES THROUGH DRAWINGS
BUILDING A VISUAL LANGUAGE
BUILDING THEIR FIRST VISUAL TEMPLATE
USING THE VISUAL LANGUAGE IN THEIR OWN PROJECTS
CREATING A VISUAL PRESENTATION TOOL
FIELD TRIP - Before the four days of training started we went on a fieldtrip to understand the context hosted by Micha the Director of Grassroots Jerusalem
Here is a 12 minute talk about why you might benefit from drawing more together. The talk is focused on how drawing is relevant not only at work, but also at home and in schools. If you think you can’t draw, then please watch.
Thank you to the TEDx Copenhagen organisers for fantastic support all along the way, Joan Staal for the kind and straight forward speaker coaching, Bliss Browne for vital suggestions in improving the main messages and questions, and to Mia Pallisgaard and Loa Baastrup for final feedback resulting in significant improvements just a day before delivery.
Here is the TEDx Copenhagen presentation on visual thinking and practice.
12 minutes. Ingredients:
1 minute: Involve everyone in exercise on thinking visually and reflect on children drawing
2 minutes: Share story of how we often use napkins / paper table cloths to create shared drawings
2 minutes: Explain why it works
3 minutes: Help everyone re-discover how to draw
2 minutes: Explain why and where it may be relevant to draw together
2 minutes: Close by showing what it has to do with leadership and how we as adults may benefit from Drawing together.