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.
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.
Now you can download the 5 visual summaries from TEDx Copenhagen September 18th 2012. With a crew of 2 process illustrators and 6 visual harvesters, we created a 6 meter poster of the entire day and 4 visual synthesis’ of 4 questions answered by the 650 participants (click the file to download a PDF).
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.
The Danish magazine Kommunikatøren has just published two articles about the work we do in Bigger Picture based on interviews with Ole and Loa.
In the article “Tegn din Vision” (Draw you vision) Loa explains how drawing the vision of your company or organisation can be a strategic tool in helping you making abstract concepts more tangible.
“De tegner mødet mellem mennesker” (They draw the meeting between people) is an article about event summaries and how it works as a process tool. Ole highlights how pen and paper create engagement amongst the people involved and how event summaries can serve as a strong communicational platform across cultures.
To read the articles in their full length please click on the links below: