$1,800 – $2,400

Visual Practice Workshop - Toronto

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65 Queen Street West

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Join a growing eco-system of practitioners who use the "art of scribing" to bridge the ecological, social, and spiritual divides we experience in our world today.

Scribing - a process of drawing while people talk - provides a mirror that can help a system see itself in new light. With intention to build navigational capacity for the rapidly changing times in which we we live, this program will focus on:

  • Activating intelligences of the Open Mind, Heart, and Will
  • Deepening practice of a visual sense-making discipline
  • Cultivating knowledge of social technologies

We will cover aspects of system and conversational diagnostics, deep listening, Presencing, generative scribing, discernment for ‘Letting Go and Letting Come’, 2D modeling, project planning, and shared applications of this work in a variety of contexts. The learning process will involve presentations, drawing practice, peer-to-peer reflecting, as well as large group conversations.


Who should participate?

Scribes, Theory U practitioners, and visual thinkers seeking to expand their capacity. Drawing will be the primary form of practice. You do not have to be a skilled scribe to come to this program! But do be prepared to use markers on dry erase surfaces and paper as the main method of expression during the program.


Delivery Team


Kelvy Bird has been working as a scribe in the fields of human and organizational development since 1995, with a focus on leadership, collective intelligence, and systems thinking. As part of the Presencing Institute since 2007, Kelvy has helped shape many of the global community offerings, most recently the edX course u.lab, for which she provides extensive visual material. In 2016, she co-edited the anthology: Drawn Together through Visual Practice, and her book Generative Scribing will be released by January 2018. Kelvy received a BFA and BA from Cornell University, and currently lives in Somerville, MA USA.

Aaron Williamson creates collaborative solutions for complex issues that involve diverse stakeholders with a common, urgent need for change. Through process design, graphical modeling and graphic facilitation, he enables groups to distill a broad range of issues into actionable outcomes. Aaron studied Sociology at Queen’s University in Kingston, with a specialization in hacking, hacker culture, information security and social relationships with technology. He earned his shodan grade in Aikido in while studying in Kyoto, Japan. Aaron is a member of the board of The Value Web.

Dates & Times

Reception and welcoming circle:
5:00-7:00 PM Wednesday, April 10
Main workshop:
9:00 AM, Wednesday, April 11 – 3:00 PM, Friday, April 13, 2018


Costs

Individual Early Bird: $2200 (5 spaces or ends Feb 1)
Gov/Edu/NFP Early Bird: $1800 (4 spaces or ends Feb 1)
Individual Regular: $2400
Gov/Edu/NFP Regular: $2000
Scholarship: $1000 (2 spaces, contact Kelvy to apply)

The registration fee includes: supplies, course materials, lunch and two snack breaks each day. Breakfasts and dinners would be self-organized. Participants are also responsible for their own transportation and hotel accomodations.


Refund Policy

The amount paid minus a $350 processing fee will be refunded for all cancellations received in writing before March 10, 2018. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after that time, but registrations can be transferred to other participants at no additional cost. The Organizer is not liable for an event cancellation due to sickness, riots, epidemics, or acts of god.


Questions?

For more information, contact: Kelvy

For additional offerings, and to sign up for the mailing list, visit the Visual Practice Website

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