June 2023 Intro to Graphic Facilitation Training - In Person, Van, BC!


Sat Jun 10 2023 at 09:00 am to Mon Jun 12 2023 at 02:00 pm


Carousel Theatre for Young People | Vancouver, BC

Need better meetings where information makes sense and people feel heard? Learn graphic recording and graphic facilitation - in person!
About this Event
Graphic Facilitation and Graphic Recording Training - 2023 (In Person)

Do you spend a lot of your time in meetings wondering, “What is this meeting about? Is this the best use of our time?” Not fun, right? 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. No pre-recorded videos - this is a small group learning environment and a max of 8 participants. 

What will I learn in this graphic facilitation training?
  • Hone your listening and drawing skills to make meaning, increase collaboration, and solve problems
  • Expand your leadership tool-box
  • Develop your capacity to distill information
  • Energize your creativity
  • Have deep conversations about working wisely with visuals, power and ethics
  • Want to see the learning outcomes? Here’s a work-in-progress document

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What's the agenda for our in-person event?
Before Day 1: evening social

Online social the evening before the workshop from 5-6:30pm. This gives us a chance to get to know each other – and helps start our learning the next day.

Day 1: Focus on Graphic Recording 9-4pm PST
  • 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
  • Overview of the field
  • Resources for your success

Day 2: Focus on Graphic Facilitation 9-4pm PST
  • Visual tools for facilitating meetings – drawing and talking
  • Choosing the right tools / approaches
  • Guest speakers/ special topics (technology, ipads, etc)
  • Conversations about ethics and power

Day 3: Practice Lab – putting it all together 9-2pm PST
  • Day 3 is an amazing leap from where we started on Day 1. We have a unique setup for a supportive environment – and a chance to integrate all of your learnings so far.
  • We will practice graphic recording in a slow-paced way and answer any remaining questions about business or your action plan.
  • This used to be an add-on ticket, but now it’s standard for all our trainings because we see the difference that it makes to student success.
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 already use visual thinking. This workshop will enhance how you connect ideas, listen and create visual summaries for meetings and events. Our workshops generally attract people who want a unique approach to using visuals with a lens of diversity, inclusion, and equity, as well.

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What’s included?

FULL KIT of drawing supplies valued at over $200 (it used to be $100 and we just keep adding to it). A really generous kit of markers and supplies so you can start your visual practice right away. If you’re in the online workshop, we’ll mail you paper and all supplies, and you can bring an iPad / tablet if you like. For the in-person session, we’ll provide all supplies when we meet.

Recap of what’s included:
  • Social Friday night
  • Workshop Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm PST, Monday 9-2pm PST
  • Supportive coaching and facilitation from Sam
  • Custom training resources created by Drawing Change
  • Access to our online platform afterwards
  • Two exclusive Neuland® Ambassador gifts (more markers!)
  • And a new network of visual practitioners to support you after the course!

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What does the training cost?

The 2023 introduction to graphic facilitation course is $2800 CDN + GST for the in-person course.

We’re happy to set up payment instalments, we ask that it be paid by the time the course starts. Please contact: [email protected].

Workshop Location

Our workshop will be held at the Carousel Theatre for Young People, a performing arts theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. The space is near the entrance of Granville Island (not really an island!), which is a hub of activity and an amazing and creative district with theatres, artisan workshops and craft studios. The space we're in has huge windows, high ceilings, single-stall washrooms, and is near to all sorts of great options for food.

Join us! can't wait to meet you.

This intimate learning environment is going to be fun, and a safe place to try learning new things together! 


Where is it happening?

Carousel Theatre for Young People, 1411 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, Canada

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CAD 2800.00

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