I’m excited to share some highlights from recent visual communication workshops. Here’s a bit about one with lots of learning & drawing as we awakened dormant drawing skills and learned how helpful drawing with purpose can be.
Last month I facilitated a DRAW IT OUT! training at the New York Peace Institute (@NewYorkPeace). We asked the hard questions, picked up our markers and let the energy in the room take over! It’s amazing what happens when we allow ourselves to step into the realm of visual thinking. It’s a paradigm that makes extreme sense in our complex lives today.
The group’s conversation and drawings facilitated our journey into the world of visual communication tools and we spent time building our graphic recording skills. Check out these rocking pictures from the group throughout the day:
… a peek at our exploration as we begin to ‘draw out’ our own individual visual libraries…
…draw on Jess! (@jesssolomon)! Here are a few ‘tweetable’ phrases (one of those amazing moments where the lightbulb goes off and things just make sense) that come out of the training…(feel free to retweet)…
…and these cards are some of our individual take-aways from the training (I’d like to point out how many of them include drawings! I LOVE IT!) …
And this is us… exhausted from all that drawing, but siked for whatever comes next!
THANK YOU to everyone in the group for BEING AMAZING PEOPLE! Your courage to jump in, listen, draw, and find ways that this will work for you is inspiring! May visuals be at your side throughout your journeys!
THANK YOU to the amazing folks at the NY Peace Institute. Y’all are some of the downright most amazing folks doing humbling work that I know. Thanks for all the hard work you do to facilitate peace! The world needs more of you. Huge shout out to Allison for all the prep and making this happen, as well as to Rusa and Brad (@hecksign) for the amazing support during the workshop.
LINKS & FYI
What is graphic recording? - Here’s a blog post from way back when that begins to address this question.
Why bother with visual thinking? – a slide for your perusal
NY Peace Institute – I love the NewYorkPeace Institute tagline, “Let us get in the middle.” These guys are rock star mediators helping humans peacefully resolve their issues, one meeting at a time. Oh, and they offer amazing trainings and lots of free services. It’s always a blast to attend one of their events too!
WHAT WAS THIS TRAINING? HOW CAN I ATTEND A SIMILAR ONE or HOST THIS TRAINING AT MY WORKPLACE? Simply reach out to Amanda of VISUALS for CHANGE via email or twitter (@amanda_lyons).