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Graphic Recording and Facilitation Training - October - Vancouver, Canada

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1 Athletes Way

Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1


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2019 Graphic Recording and Facilitation Training in Vancouver, Canada

There’s no shortage of information anymore. Even when we have all the data and people in the room, it doesn’t always add up to a great meeting. What’s missing are people who can help groups make sense of information and tools to help people feel heard.This is the moment where graphic recording and graphic facilitation have impact.

Invest in your meeting skills with this two-day foundational course in Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation: May 11 & 12, 2019.

NEW! Optional 3rd day, May 13, 2019: Graphic Recording & Facilitation coaching lab, 10 people max.

When we see visual process work in action, our eyes, ears, mind and heart begin to make connections. We listen more deeply. The seeds of action start to take root. When we see our words and thoughts expressed in front of us – live – we are rooted into what is happening in the room. In 2018, workshop participants came from the UK, Japan, the US and across Canada - in 2019, join us!

Graphic recorders and graphic facilitators use listening and drawing skills to help groups reach a deeper understanding, engage with each other, and solve problems. With this 2-day foundational workshop, you can make meaning and affect change at your next meeting.

graphic recording workshop vancouver BC ~ Graphic recording workshop with Fostering Change BC and Amanda Fenton | photo courtesy of Yumi and Vancouver Foundation team, 2017


  • Expand your leadership tool-box with visual superpowers

  • Elevate your ability to include diverse voices in meetings

  • Develop your capacity to distill information

  • Sharpen your tools to have more effective meetings

  • Teach the visuals you need to improve group engagement

  • Hone your creative thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Explore visuals as a key tool for systems change

drawing change graphic recording facilitation workshop vancouver bc with sam bradd


Day 1 Graphic Recording & Facilitation Workshop Highlights:

  • Understanding the field: graphic recording and graphic facilitation

  • Work big! Learn how to use space on a large scale

  • Build your visual vocabulary: simple icons to make an impact

  • Lettering: ways to bring your flip charts to the next level

  • Listening: even more important than drawing. Listening for story and synthesis

  • Putting it all together: Understanding layouts

  • Time for hands-on practice

  • Resources for your success

  • Visual tools for facilitating different meetings, in addition to graphic recording: templates, timelines, photo-based tools, and other contexts

Day 2 Graphic Recording & Facilitation Workshop Highlights

  • Introducing the new “9-part model for reflection” custom-designed for visual practitioners

  • Visual processes: choosing the right visual processes for strategic planning, coaching, curriculum development, and more

  • Case studies: graphic recording skills for listening and drawing live and graphic facilitation opportunities

  • Building your business: how to develop your capacity for visual thinking within an organization and as a consultant

  • Opportunity for participants to co-create part of the agenda, focussing on conversations about visuals and diversity, visuals and conflict, and what is important to you

Day 3 (Optional) Graphic Recording & Facilitation Lab

  • A more intimate lab, capped at 10 people. We will co-create an agenda based on what participants need, centered on feedback and more coaching.

  • This hands-on experience will summarize all of the workshop teachings, and be a chance to practice in a supportive environment right away.

graphic recording workshop vancouver BC ~ Graphic Facilitation Example During a Conference


This workshop is for facilitators, educators, managers, and innovators – anyone who finds themselves working with groups (isn’t that everyone?).

As part of your work, you might spend a significant amount of your time in meetings or working with people who have competing demands. In those meetings, you might have wondered, “What is this meeting about? Is this the best use of my skills and my talents?” At Drawing Change, we’ve learned there can be a better way.

You don’t need to be a super-sketcher to be able to communicate visually. If you’ve ever drawn two overlapping circles to explain something, you’re already using visual thinking. This workshop will enhance how you connect ideas, listen and create visual summaries for meetings and events.

~ Michelle Buchholz, graphic recorder, on the 2017 and 2018 training team. Thank you!


Do you want a hand writing a compelling letter to your employer, asking for professional development funding? Here’s our tips!

PDF download: Drawing Change_How to get your employer to invest in you and your graphic training

This investment aims to push the boundaries of what you do and where you want to go. And I promise you don’t need to be a super-drawer.

Do I need to be able to draw?

Nope! Just bring yourself and a willingness to be creative in a group setting.

What are the course dates and times?

Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12, 2019. Doors open at 8:30 am, workshop begins at 9:00 am, and ends at 5:00 pm. The optional 3rd day will be 9:00am - 12:00pm. Stay tuned for detailed logistics. We will take great care of out of town guests. And, don’t forget about the optional social Friday night, from 6:30-8:30pm.

Where’s the workshop?

Creekside Community Centre is a beautiful venue with a full wall of windows, wood panelled walls, elevator, accessible washrooms, and lots of natural light. Creekside Community Centre is a central hub on the edge of Vancouver’s Seawall.

Remind me what’s included?

  • Two full days of instruction. (3rd day is a half day)

  • Hot catered lunch, as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks for both days. Last year we had delicious food from social enterprise Potluck Catering and BigHeart Bannock Catering

  • Templates, handouts, a book of icons, tools for practice, and a list of favourite books and resources – Valued at $100

  • PLUS participants receive an exclusive Neuland® Ambassador gift

  • A new network of visual practitioners to support your learning and development after the course!

You’ll be able to start using your new skills right away!

How many spots are available?

22 Spots are open and previous drawing experience is not required

graphic recording workshop vancouver

How much does it Cost?*

  • Early Bird Rate $1375 Canadian + GST until Sept 1st

  • Regular Rate $1575 Canadian + GST, Sept 2nd onward

  • 1 space for Community Scholar Mentorship Program Rate $200 + GST (see below)

*Payment plan options available by request. Please contact:

Curious what other graphic recording workshops cost? I made a chart. And, this workshop is in Canadian dollars, so if you’re American, you can take advantage of extra savings.

Community Scholar: Mentorship Program (2 spots for Oct)

There are 2 community spaces available for the October workshop, with priority given to self-identified Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour under 30 (ish). If you would like to apply for a space in the Community Scholar Program, please read this info here, then send info about why you’re interested, your facilitation and drawing skills, and what organization / movement you’re part of to share these skills afterwards.

How it works:

  • We will collect names and then select people advance, so it’s not first-come-first-served. Community Scholar will receive a full supply kit, and there’s no volunteering expectations.

  • You pay $200 to hold your spot, to cover the costs of supplies/room rental

  • I’ll offer you at least $200 in paid work after the session to continue your practice.

Volunteering at the workshop

If you want to volunteer, please read this post about opportunities and email We'll select people before the workshop.

What’s the refund policy?

We will happily refund the cost minus a $300 processing fee. If you wish to receive a refund, please send us a written request by email before midnight April 10, 2019. Please note we are unable to process refunds April 11, 2019 and after, however, we can transfer your registration fee to another person at no additional cost.

Can I update my registration information?

Absolutely! Send us an email and we will be happy to update your information. Please contact Drawing Change at

Is my registration fee transferable?

We are happy to transfer your registration to another participant. Please contact Drawing Change at

I have more questions. How do I get in touch with you?

We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Drawing Change at

Custom trainings by request – fantastic for youth / educators, the social impact sector, and off-site sessions. I’ve trained hundreds of people and can’t wait to meet you!

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