Visual Facilitation

Giving visual form to ideas and information increases clarity, heightens engagement, stimulates creativity, and builds connection. In this collaborative and experiential workshop you will expand your visual literacy by learning the why, what, how and when of using visuals, both with groups and as a tool for personal development.

Through a combination of presentations, case studies, dialogue and hands-on activities, we will explore the field of visual practice, the skills for thinking and communicating with images, and the contexts in which these skills can be applied. Working with your own real-world cases, you will learn readily applicable visual facilitation techniques to help groups clarify thinking, create shared understanding and deepen trust, and emerge with a palette of skills and tools that you can immediately apply in your own context.

In this course you will learn:

  • Core skills including active listening, drawing, lettering, colour and composition
  • How to use visual metaphors to translate complex ideas into simple and effective images
  • A variety of visual frameworks and processes – how and when to use them
  • Facilitating creative engaged meetings and processes using graphic tools and templates
  • Ways to employ visual techniques to achieve strategic outcomes


This course is designed for coaches, facilitators, managers and leaders who want to add visual skills to their palette of techniques and bring a more holistic and creative approach to their work with groups. Please note that although we will introduce the concept and basic skills of graphic recording, this course is not intended as a comprehensive graphic recording training.

Discount: 15% discount when three or more individuals from the same organization register at the same time. Please call to register with discount. 604.822.8585. (Group discount does not apply to registrations via UBC tuition waiver.)

Course Format

The format of this course is in-class.

Available Sessions

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