Ever since I was turned on to this thing called “Graphic Recording” or “Graphic Facilitation” my work has changed. When I facilitate F2F I have my paper, pens and chalk and try at some point to use visuals to focus, capture or catalyze what is going on in the room. I have amazed myself at what I have been able to produce – and I make that same claim “I don’t know how to draw!” But something, somewhere along the line liberated just enough of my inner censor to build my practice. (You can see more examples here, here and here ).
People are always asking me how they can learn to do this. I have (and continue ) to do very simple introductory workshops, mostly when I am overseas. But there are folks who do a brilliant job at this — far far more experienced practitioners and one of them, Patti Dobrowolski here in Seattle is offering short courses (6 hours) in Seattle, Denver and PARIS! So to all of you who asked me to tell you when I saw a great offering, here are the details. This is from Patti’s email to me – so her words!
with Alchemy: The Art of Transforming Business
Graphic Recording is a visual mapping system that captures information and ideas for groups. It goes beyond regular flip charting and uses words, colors and images to explain and synthesize what happens in business meetings, conferences and events.
The technique requires the ability to listen, take quick accurate notes and draw. It is a perfect compliment to consulting, facilitation, hosting and key note speaking in business and community settings. Join us to learn this effective tool.
Denver & Seattle
Denver Facilitator Kriss Wittmann
2546 15th Street
Denver, CO 80211
Seattle Facilitator: Patti Dobrowolski
2401 Utah Avenue South
Paris, FranceFebruary 10-12
To the casual observer, the essence of recording is the ability to listen, take quick accurate notes and draw. Beneath the surface exist overall process consulting, filtering/synthesis skills and graphic architecture skills.
This exciting six hour training will give you a solid introduction to:
The WHAT of Graphic Recording:
- Roles of a graphic recorder; before, during and after a meeting
- Dynamics and process experienced by a group and you as the recorder
The HOW to Graphic Record:
- Core Recording Skills
- Process Skills
- Information Skills
Please email Kathleen if you have any questions! firstname.lastname@example.org
Also for those of you who have taken this class before, let us know if you would like to be on the waiting list to brush up your skills at no charge if we have room!