When one door closes…

Well, our Advanced Visual Facilitation course never happened. And alas, it isn’t going to – at least, not at UBC. Nor will we be offering any further courses through UBC Extended Learning. Not because our workshops weren’t valued – indeed, they were hugely popular with participants and much appreciated by the folks who ran the Life and Career programs, where our workshop was housed. But Extended Learning had shifted its focus, with the result that several of the professional courses Life and Careers offered – including ours – now fell outside the scope of the certificate program they were focusing on. We knew for quite some time that this was a possibility, so we were prepared for it. But we’re still sad to go because we had a lot of fun creating and delivering those courses, and the people who took them found them both enjoyable and of immediate practical value.

But life goes on, and Stina and I are contemplating what we’ll do next. We have some ideas about what we could offer, and now that we’re not affiliated with any particular institution, there’s no reason not to go global if we feel like it! So keep your eyes on this space. The UBC door has closed – but who knows what new doors will open…??

I am delighted to offer my recommendation for Avril Orloff and Outside the Lines. Avril brings the best of two worlds to all her work. From a business standpoint, she is professional, organized, and excellent at answering the questions you didn’t yet know to ask. As an artist, she amazes the room with the breadth of her talent and her ability to capture content – including, in our case, some very technical concepts. Her secret sauce, I believe, is her uncanny ability to listen and distill information into an artistic form the audience can relate to. I know we’ve only scratched the surface of what Avril can do to bring a meeting to life. I look forward to exploring this further as we work together more in the future!
Geoff Best, Founder, Simplex Legal