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.”

Avril is the whole package: graphic recorder extraordinaire; able to translate individual and group contributions into powerful visual maps, metaphors, concepts and creative illustrations that bring life to sessions results long after they are over; committed to participants’ active engagement in using visuals in meetings; a truly deep listener; and the most approachable, insightful, talented and all around fun person you’d ever want to work with!

Myriam Laberge – Founder, Masterful Facilitation Institute and Principal, Breakthroughs Unlimited Inc.