Following on the success of our Visual Facilitation course at UBC Robson Square, Stina Brown and I are delighted to offer a more advanced workshop this spring! Our brand-new Advanced Facilitation course will build on the core competencies we taught in Visual Facilitation, going deeper into both the application and philosophy of visual practice. Through a combination of presentations, case studies, dialogue and hands-on practice, students will learn how to create a generative group culture and achieve breakthroughs in understanding using visual methods and processes. We will look at how to employ these techniques in frameworks such as World Café, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space, and students will be asked to bring their own real-world cases to the course so they can put their visual facilitation skills to work immediately on projects that are meaningful to them.

Among the things we will cover in this course:

  • The next level of core visual facilitation skills, including listening, advanced principles of composition, and using visual language
  • Advanced use of visual metaphors to translate complex ideas into simple and effective images
  • Creating customized templates and icon libraries
  • How and when to use visual techniques in a variety of meeting frameworks and processes
  • Coaching and feedback on students’ graphic products and processes

Please note: Though this course is primarily designed with alumni of our Visual Facilitation course in mind, anyone who has taken any course taught by me or Stina is welcome, as are professionals with previous visual facilitation training and experience.

Dates: March 1-2, 2018

Location: UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC

Fee: $960, including course materials

Registration is open now! The course will be capped at 20 students, so register early to avoid disappointment.

What students have said about our previous courses:

“The most fun I’ve ever had in a course while learning more than I imagined was possible!”

“The key to this class is YOU creating a safe and encouraging space. Thank you for your humour and ease, your positivity, and your relaxed and flexible approach!”

“Outstanding modelling of respectful, engaged, fluid co-facilitation, clear presentation of key components, excellent feedback and coaching.”

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Avril Orloff for close to 10 years. I have worked with many graphic facilitators around the world, and Avril is always my first choice as a collaborative partner. The quality of her work is obvious when you see it. Behind that work is an energy, a spirit, and a passion for collaboration and the co-creative process. Her thoughtfulness, willingness to always go the extra mile, and commitment to thinking together on behalf of what will be best in a given situation is not only a joy but provides value that defies words. I am honoured to know Avril as a colleague, collaborator, teacher and friend.

Charles Holmes – Connector for Change, CE Holmes Consulting Inc.