Graphic Facilitation Workshop (#Rosviz23)

July 13-14, 2023 from 9am - 4pm PDT
The Josie, Rossland, BC, Canada
$1250 + GST (5%)
Rosviz graphic facilitation workshop

Join us in celebration and learning at our 10th anniversary workshop for Rosviz!

Increase engagement, creativity and sense-making in your meetings!

This in-person training is focused on creative methods to:

  • develop shared understanding;
  • gain buy-in; and
  • build real time competencies

If you plan and assess projects, facilitate meetings and write reports – the skills from this workshop are applicable immediately!

Check out the following video to get a taste for what is in store

This workshop is for you if:

A visual summary from rosviz2019 by our guest graphic recorder Lisa Gates!

And for those who want the details in words… below is an overview of what is planned.

The Plan

July 13th

I CAN DRAW – Visual Basics (Hands-On Writing on Walls)

The first day, we will start out by touching the paper, playing with the pens and loosening up our drawing muscles. We’ll silence those pesky inner censors and address the basics of “drawing on walls” including basic shapes, lettering and some initial iconography. You will learn a variety of ways to draw faces and people, an often intimidating but key element for visual engagement. We’ll cover basic techniques and tricks that enable any of us to draw as a way of capturing and communicating ideas with each other. At the end of the day, you will apply your skills by visually planning a real project or meeting you have.  Facilitation techniques including icebreakers, giving and receiving feedback and flip chart enhancements will be interspersed throughout the day.

July 14th

Using Visuals for Group Processes & Facilitation Methods

The second day we will apply our graphic skills in practice.  We will explore how visuals can enhance group processes such as planning, meetings and evaluation. We will create mind maps, mandalas and a range of practical templates.  We’ll look at the use of visuals and participatory graphics (where the pen goes into everyone’s hands) with group facilitation methods such as World Cafe, Open Space, and more. We will pay attention to preparation, the actual visual work, and follow up including digital capture of paper-based images. There will be time for lots of practice, feedback and facilitation support.

Throughout the two days you will have a safe, supportive (and fun!) space to practice and build confidence for real work settings.  We also host a community of practitioners online who give constructive feedback and support long after the workshop is over.

Your Hosts

Michelle Laurie

Michelle has hosted and led more a dozen graphic facilitation workshops since 2010.  In addition to the annual Rosviz in Rossland (annual pre-pandemic), she has shared the skills and fun of graphic facilitation in Edmonton, Vancouver, Kamloops, Prince George, Haida Gwaii, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and most recently in Geneva, Switzerland.  It has been an absolute pleasure to draw on walls with people working in health, the environment, community development, planning, education, marketing, agriculture, trade, policy and technology. On a personal level, despite being analytical, visuals have brought new and meaningful ways to engage others in meetings I design and facilitate.  My work is at the interface of environment and development and includes strategic planning, assessments, facilitation and engagement. I help organizations, researchers and communities transform their ideas for positive change into realities on the ground.  I incorporate visuals wherever I can.

Lisa Gates

I am very excited to welcome back Lisa Gates! For the fourth year, we are fortunate to have Lisa, a professional graphic recorder, illustrator and educator joining us as social reporter, guest artist and general source of knowledge. She is a huge source of expertise, draws a mean scroll and brings many talents to share with us!

Price Includes:

Some supplies we play with over the 2 days!
Some supplies we play with over the 2 days!

Hot Deals!

Register three people from one organization and receive a

4th spot free

 (based on full rate)

Early Bird Registration before May 31st

This offer has expired. However, if you are keen and need financial assistance, contact me so we can work out a role for you to support your attendance.

Bring a friend to receive a

$50 discount

(based on full rate)


Complete the form below to reserve your place. You will emailed an invoice within 24 hours. Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment.

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