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…??

Over the last 30 years I have worked with many graphic facilitators; without exception, Avril Orloff is the best. She has uncanny real-time comprehension abilities translating complex thoughts into cogent, highly useful and visually striking imagery. Avril is flexible to accommodate flow of the session, adaptable to change, a brilliant thought partner, has excellent intuition, and takes initiative to produce stellar work quickly and effortlessly. Her work adds strategic clarity to sessions and helps participants contribute at even higher levels. Avril Orloff is a consummate professional and adds tremendous value. Book her now!

Don Winn, Organizational coach and leadership adviser