Michelle Laurie

Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

Lovely facilitator drawing by Nancy White, graphic facilitator extraordinaire. Effective meetings Uncategorized effective meetings Facilitation graphic facilitation Visual Thinking Workshops

New! Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 13-14, 2015

Michelle Laurie

I am very excited to announce we are offering a graphic facilitation workshop July 13-14, 2015. Effective meetings #rosviz engagement graphic facilitation Visual Thinking Workshops

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Announcing Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 9-10, 2018

Michelle Laurie

If you are a leader, teacher, facilitator, planner, or simply looking to build new skills in the area of visual language, ‘Rosviz’ is for you! Learn more: Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2018 This workshop (aka Rosviz) focuses on engaging beyond words.

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Graphic Facilitation 2015 – Skills, Innovation and Fun!

Michelle Laurie

I am very excited to be co-hosting the 6 th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, BC July 13-14 th , 2015. Effective meetings #rosviz communications effective meetings engagement graphic facilitation Workshops

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Planning meetings? Can visuals help? Learn the basics at our 2018 Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Michelle Laurie

These included using kanban boards, ecocycle planning and visual facilitation. As far as visual facilitation, I will be brainstorming up numerous ways to embed this into our meeting to help us stay on track, communicate as a group, see the bigger picture and have more FUN!

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Graphic Facilitation 2015 – Skills, Innovation and Fun!

Michelle Laurie

I am very excited to be co-hosting the 6 th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, BC July 13-14 th , 2015. Effective meetings #rosviz communications effective meetings engagement graphic facilitation Workshops

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A video harvest…forever grateful!

Michelle Laurie

Effective meetings Uncategorized #rosviz comms Facilitation graphic facilitation WorkshopsIt’s a challenge to prepare, be the trainer on site and capture what is happening in the room for sharing.

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Announcing the 5th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Michelle Laurie

Announcing the 5th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop. Imagine you are planning a project, facilitating a meeting or writing a report. Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2014. Uncategorized #rosviz graphic facilitation

Graphic Facilitation Workshop September 23-24, 2013 – Registration Open!

Michelle Laurie

Warming up at Graphic Facilitation workshop. I am pleased to announce that there will be a Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, B.C., I am still on cloud 9 after the Graphic Facilitation workshop. You two are such great facilitators.

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New Workshop: Prince George, BC, Aug 15-16th

Michelle Laurie

There are a handful of graphic facilitation workshops in major city centres, mostly in the USA. Effective meetings Uncategorized #rosviz agile communications creative effective meetings graphic facilitation innovate prince george Visual Thinking Workshops

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One week until Graphic Facilitation Workshops

Michelle Laurie

We are 7 days away from hosting 2 graphic facilitation workshops. Effective meetings Uncategorized #rosviz graphic facilitation Visual Thinking Workshops Good Morning People! This is a week of anticipation…before a very exciting week of fun.

Markers – ready!

Michelle Laurie

It’s always fun getting ready to host a graphic facilitation workshop and I have one coming up Aug 15-16 in Prince George (a few spaces left in case you are keen).

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Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

People are taking graphic facilitation into rooms it may never have been in before, and learning new things about themselves and the groups they work with because of it. Graphics are powerful.

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Graphic Facilitation Workshop is Just Around the Corner…

Michelle Laurie

Facilitators, project managers, team leaders and members, town planners, teachers and anyone who would like to engage others beyond words. Uncategorized #rosviz communications effective meetings engagement graphic facilitation Visual ThinkingThe early bird deadline is past, but we are sending out the word at a couple of face to face workshops in the next few weeks and the time to commit is NOW! Nancy White and I have learned so many new things this year that we want to share.

Rosviz18 Reflection part 1

Michelle Laurie

The group, as it often is, is from varying backgrounds, brought together through facilitation work and the interest in taking the work further and deeper. We also practiced the art of facilitation itself, along with some live graphic recording or sketch noting.

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Reflections on 3 days of graphic facilitation in Rossland, B.C, #rosviz

Michelle Laurie

Rosviz, our annual graphic facilitation workshop in Rossland, B.C. As one of the activities on the last day, Nancy White (co-conspirator) and I invited groups to create harvests of their own using video, a graphic recording mural and a mystery station!

Graphic Facilitation – I want to see more!

Michelle Laurie

Graphic Recording example, Michael Hepher, 2009. Since then, I have been forever intrigued as I catch glimpses of incorporating graphics at workshops and meetings. Last year, I hired a graphic recorder to draw out a meeting as I facilitated it.

DIY Wall Board for Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

Effective meetings effective meetings engagement graphic facilitation rosviz10 Visual ThinkingA few months back I posted a question on the International Forum of Visual Practitioners Linked In Group asking: Has anyone made a portable ‘wall’ (that fits into a car) to bring to meetings that don’t have great walls and if so, do you have tips or a guide to share?

Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 13-15, 2011

Michelle Laurie

Graphic Agenda for climate change think tank made by 2010 workshop participants - Learning in Action! I am pleased to invite you to the 2nd annual graphic facilitation workshop in Rossland, B.C., Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2011. Daily Graphic Jams!

Announcing two workshops for September 2016

Michelle Laurie

This year I am very excited to host two workshops focused on the use of visuals in our facilitation practice. We are treading into new territory as we explore the role of visuals in design and facilitation. We are looking to push our boundaries (and yours) in terms of the role of visuals in design and facilitation. The second is the 7th annual Rosviz graphic facilitation workshop.

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Sense making with community and an artist in Nepal

Michelle Laurie

This blog post follows up from an earlier post I wrote about applying graphic facilitation in new contexts. During the debrief, the facilitator asked the women, what are the main messages you learned from the training?

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Rosviz 2015 – Guest Blog

Michelle Laurie

You might have heard about graphic facilitation, been in a meeting with visuals as part of the process, or simply wondered what all the fuss is about. Why would we change the way we look at facilitated experience? Effective meetings #rosviz graphic facilitation Workshops

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Rosviz 2015 – Guest Blog

Michelle Laurie

You might have heard about graphic facilitation, been in a meeting with visuals as part of the process, or simply wondered what all the fuss is about. Why would we change the way we look at facilitated experience? Effective meetings #rosviz graphic facilitation Workshops

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Volunteer project complete – what did I learn?

Michelle Laurie

When I saw an ad from a researcher wanting to help visualize mental health training for female sex workers in Kathmandu, I thought maybe my graphic facilitation skills could be of use. As a facilitator, its typical to debrief with three questions: what?

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Changing the landscape…

Michelle Laurie

Kootenay Life Blogging graphic facilitation metaphors Reflective practice Visual Thinking Visually Planning Using a Mind Map. It’s fall in Canada and a season full of change. The leaves change colour, the temperature cools and the wind picks up! I love change and I love fall.

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Wow!

Michelle Laurie

That is how I felt after doing two graphic facilitation workshops back to back. Process facilitator Amanda Fenton visually planning a future meeting. Assisting a facilitation challenge using the Samoan Circle.

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Volunteer project complete – what did I learn?

Michelle Laurie

When I saw an ad from a researcher wanting to help visualize mental health training for female sex workers in Kathmandu, I thought maybe my graphic facilitation skills could be of use. As a facilitator, its typical to debrief with three questions: what?

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Learning from comics

Michelle Laurie

I think this will be usefulf for graphic facilitation, strategic planning and general communications. Uncategorized engagement graphic facilitation storytelling Visual Thinking Learning from comics.

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5 days left for early bird special…

Michelle Laurie

Learning the Basics at 2011 Graphic Facilitation Workshop 'Rosviz11'. I am co-hosting a Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, BC, July 18-20th with Nancy White. Effective meetings #rosviz effective meetings engagement graphic facilitation Visual Thinking

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Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Michelle Laurie

A few weeks ago I facilitated a 1.5 Graphic Recording of Samoan Circle discussion by Lisa Theissen. During the discussion, we graphically recorded the discussion on the adjacent wall. Everything was graphically recorded on a large format wall template.

Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy

Michelle Laurie

Illustration by ‘Tim Hamons’ downloaded from the FB group: Graphic Facilitation. As part of the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub all national centres are required to draft a policy engagement strategy. This is the metaphorical bridge in the illustration above.

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Workshop ends…community begins

Michelle Laurie

Drawing on Walls at the 2011 Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, B.C. It’s been 2 weeks since the Graphic Facilitation workshop ended in Rossland, B.C Graphic facilitation, recording and using visuals helps me (and us) to crystallize our ideas.

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Beyond Graphics…Our Love Journey Continues

Michelle Laurie

I used a graphic planning tool to help us see the big picture including all the events from start to finish. Our full wedding graphic August 10, 2011. Kootenay Life Uncategorized communications graphic facilitation project management Reflective practice Visual Thinking

Kick Off Graphic Jam

Michelle Laurie

Yesterday we arrived in Rossland, British Columbia from a variety of locations for the 2nd annual Graphic Facilitation workshop. We’re capturing bits and pieces that will give you a glimpse of what happens in the #rosviz graphic facilitation workshop.

Drawing on walls update!

Michelle Laurie

Our graphic recording from #Etug keynote by @cogdog in Nelson, B.C. I owe a lot of this to taking the advice of Nancy White who told the students of our graphic facilitation workshop last year to simply ‘step forward’ and start drawing when opportunities arise.

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Northern Voice is happening May 13-14

Michelle Laurie

blogs collaboration conference graphic facilitation Northern Voice Social MediaHave you ever been to a conference where you interacted with great people, were exposed to new and innovative ideas and left feeling energized and inspired? This is Northern Voice !

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Doodling is a serious tool

Michelle Laurie

The August 9-10 graphic facilitation workshop is fully sold-out. Tags: Effective meetings Uncategorized knowledge management communications engagement graphic facilitation The trainer is preparing a WIKI with information for all participants to get us started.

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Wedding Planning Graphic

Michelle Laurie

I decided to redo my first attempt at a graphic to help plan out my wedding for this summer. Kootenay Life Uncategorized communications graphic facilitation project managementI have many sub-events within one event that spans a few months and different geographies.

Online and Offline Tools for Weddings

Michelle Laurie

Effective meetings knowledge management Uncategorized communications effective meetings graphic facilitation project management Reflective practiceAnyone who has organized a wedding likely knows that it can come with its fair share of stress.

Workshop Alert – Rosviz is back!

Michelle Laurie

I am excited to announce the 3rd annual graphic facilitation workshop (aka Rosviz!) Drawing on Walls at the 2011 Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, B.C. The second day, we’ll build into the basic practices of graphic facilitation and recording. Our third day will be devoted to participatory graphic approaches, practicing and giving peer feedback. in beautiful Rossland, BC, Canada, July 18-20th, 2012.

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