April 11-13 2017: Think With Ink - Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Hosted by The Clearing, Inc.
1250 Connecticut Avenue NW.
Suite 625
Washington, DC. 20036

I'm very pleased to announce the launch of Think With Ink, Lizard Brain Solutions' 3-day flagship graphic facilitation training. Limited to 16 learners, this is an intensive workshop that covers the essentials of using visuals to facilitate a group process. The workshop covers three areas:

1.     Technique: Markers, paper handling, color use, lettering, drawing, forms, levels of information, listening for synthesis.

2.     Models, Methods, and Tools: visual energizers and icebreakers, meeting principles and ground rules, and visual tools for brainstorming ideas, comparing ideas, and collaboratively deciding the way forward.

3.     Experiential Practice: hands-on exercises with an experienced graphic facilitator.

This workshop is meant for:

  • The facilitator who wants to build a repertoire of visual tools,
  • The graphic recorder or sketchnoter who wants to expand into graphic facilitation,
  • The team member who wants to bring visual, participatory methods to the team,
  • The consultant who wants to help clients think through problems in a visual manner, or
  • The visual thinker, the whiteboard salesman, the data visualizer, or anyone that sits in the intersection of visuals and helping others solve problems.

You will receive: 

  • Book, Graphic Facilitation (includes DVD)
  • Book, Fundamentals of Graphic Language
  • Set of 8 Charters® Markers
  • Roll of twenty-five-yard paper
  • 5 pads of large yellow sticky notes

This hands-on, practice-driven workshop will give you everything you need to graphically facilitate groups through the toughest challenges.

To register and learn more, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-with-ink-graphic-facilitation-workshop-tickets-32108516437

 

Other training and workshops, available by request

Content comparison of training and workshops

Content comparison of training and workshops

    Think With Ink: Graphic Facilitation Workshop

    • A three-day workshop intensive workshop on using visuals to facilitate groups. Topics cover: Technique: Markers, paper handling, color use, lettering, seed shapes, visual vocabulary, forms and layout, levels of information, listening for synthesis. Models, Methods, and Tools: visual energizers and icebreakers, meeting principles and ground rules, and visual tools for brainstorming ideas, comparing ideas, and collaboratively deciding the way forward. Experiential Practice: hands-on exercises with an experienced graphic facilitator.
    • For more information about Think With Ink, click here

    The Facilitator's Toolkit

    • A one-day intensive training on tools and techniques for facilitation. Topics cover: a framework for facilitation design, energizers and icebreakers, meeting principles and ground rules, and activities for brainstorming ideas, assessing ideas, and deciding on ideas, and open-ended questions.

    Facilitation Skills for Leaders

    • A half-day workshop for leaders wanting to create more facilitative, participatory, energizing meetings. Topics are specifically geared towards leaders of teams, and cover a framework for facilitation design, activities for brainstorming ideas, assessing ideas, and deciding on ideas, and open-ended questions. 

    Meeting 911

    • A two-hour workshop on tools and techniques for facilitating high-conflict groups and dealing with disruptive behaviors. Topics cover: personality typewatching, seeing through disruptive behavior, group coaching, mindfulness, open-ended questions, facilitation aikido, and activities to unstick groups.

    Drawing for Facilitation

    • A half-day training for facilitators wanting to add visuals to their charts. Topics cover: marker tips, color use, basic lettering, seed shapes, visual vocabulary, graphic jam, and practice graphic recording.
    • To see more information from a past session of Drawing for Facilitation, click here.

    See Your Ideas: Designing Vision Maps

    • A full-day training on designing vision maps: rich illustrations that tell a story. They describe complex future states, current operating environments, or plans or proposals on a single placemat-sized sheet of paper. Vision maps synthesize or replace lengthy documents and invite communication between the presenter and audience. Topics cover: gathering information, visual triage, storytelling, thumbnail design, metaphor and layout, visual vocabulary, and record and replay.
    • To see more information from a past session of See Your Ideas, click here.

    Visual Templates for Facilitation

    • A half-day training for facilitators on designing visual templates. Visual templates help structure conversations and gather ideas from groups of any size. Topics cover: design, containers, layout, icons, thumbnail sketches, facilitation planning, production and printing, and examples and resources.
    • To see more information from a past session of Visual Templates for Facilitation, click here.

    Mindmapping for Facilitation

    • A two-hour workshop on mindmapping. Mindmapping is a radial network diagram commonly used to brainstorm and capture ideas. This workshop covers methods for using mindmaps in a group context. It also includes methods for using mindmaps to refine ideas and decide the way ahead.

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