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

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. Early on, my co-conspirator Nancy White and I found it helpful to have a social reporter.

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

Michelle Laurie

If you are keen to learn more about visual facilitation / graphic facilitation, want to get the most out of your meetings and your planning, consider joining us to learn the basics of the art (no experience necessary) – July 9-10, 2018 in Rossland, BC, Canada.

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Announcing Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 9-10, 2018

Michelle Laurie

Learn more: Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2018 This workshop (aka Rosviz) focuses on engaging beyond words. We will learn simple techniques to increase participation, attention and productivity in your meetings and work by utilizing more visual tools.

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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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Rosviz18 Reflection part 1

Michelle Laurie

We also practiced the art of facilitation itself, along with some live graphic recording or sketch noting. Effective meetings Uncategorized #rosviz Blogging communications Facilitation graphic facilitation harvest Visual Thinking Workshops

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Applying Graphic Facilitation in New Contexts

Michelle Laurie

I wondered if graphic facilitation may be useful in this context and explained a bit about what I could offer. All in all, it has been a very new and interesting application of graphic facilitation for me.

More graphic facilitation coming your way Sept 29-30th, 2014

Michelle Laurie

We had a fabulous time hosting 22 people for our 5th annual graphic facilitation workshop in Rossland this July. Effective meetings Uncategorized #rosviz effective meetings engagement graphic facilitation Visual Thinking

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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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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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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.

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Announcing the 5th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Michelle Laurie

Announcing the 5th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop. Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2014. Uncategorized #rosviz graphic facilitation Imagine you are planning a project, facilitating a meeting or writing a report. Adding visuals invites conversation, discussion and exploration.

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.

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.

Announcing two workshops for September 2016

Michelle Laurie

The second is the 7th annual Rosviz graphic facilitation workshop. Effective meetings Uncategorized effective meetings engagement graphic facilitation metaphors Visual ThinkingThis year I am very excited to host two workshops focused on the use of visuals in our facilitation practice. The first is called My Pens, Our Pens and is a brand new offering Sept 16-17. This is being developed with Nancy White (my co-conspirator of the last six years).

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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.

Graphic Facilitation Workshop is Just Around the Corner…

Michelle Laurie

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. There is much to learn from the group as well as so far the folks who have signed up are fascinating and a few are far flung!

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!

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

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. This is certainly one of the main messages I promote for why graphic facilitation is a great tool with meaning making and groups.

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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?

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. Graphic facilitation is growing in acceptance throughout the corporate and social sectors due to the level of engagement it engenders.

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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. Graphic facilitation is growing in acceptance throughout the corporate and social sectors due to the level of engagement it engenders.

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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!

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. Graphic representation of lessons learned.

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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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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. Effective meetings Uncategorized #rosviz effective meetings engagement graphic facilitation Workshops This is a spring person – good for illustrating energy, fun and youthfulness!

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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. Graphic representation of lessons learned.

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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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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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Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Michelle Laurie

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. Graphic Recording of Conversation Cafe by Lisa Theissen.

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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Personal reflections on 2013

Michelle Laurie

I also gave two graphic facilitation workshops in September, which fed me with energy and enthusiasm for using visuals in our work and doing more workshops in the future. As the New Year gets rolling, I took a few minutes to reflect on the last 12 months.

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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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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2012 in Review by Michelle

Michelle Laurie

The 3rd annual RosViz graphic facilitation workshop that brought together another group of amazing people. It was very nice of Word Press to create a 2012 in review for me.

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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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