June 20th-23rd – IFVP in Decatur
Not a training, only the largest gathering of visual practitioners worldwide :) We will be attending the conference and handed in a propsal for two breakout sessions.
Location: Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Conference Center
130 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Location: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Atlanta
1382 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Hosted by Jenny Trautman
Jenny Trautman is a management consultant with 20+ years of executive management experience who focuses on facilitating meetings where the stakes are high and the situation is complex. In 2012 she began using visual processes to spur creativity for strategic planning. She found they led to productive big picture thinking, accelerated decision making, and condensed months of talking into action. Now, she can’t imagine holding a meeting without a visual guide and a marker in the hands of every participant.
Clients call Jenny when they don’t have time to deal with change. If you make a sudden shift in strategic direction and need to catch your people up, Jenny will help you quickly get them on the same page.
Jenny is President of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners, the professional association for people worldwide who use visual methods to assist learning and communication between groups and individuals.
Location: Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hosted by Amanda Lyons
Amanda Lyons is an artist, graphic facilitator, and experiential educator with a background in organization development working at the intersections of women’s rights, social justice, olders, end of life, food, creativity, facilitation and education. She has worked in small conference rooms to huge ballrooms (and outside in pavilions or fields) for groups from 2 to over 1,000 people. She started VISUALS for CHANGE in order to do things differently. VISUALS for CHANGE is about embodying creativity through drawing, painting and other techniques, and liberating groups to listen and ask and create wholeheartedly. Together we can build interactions that matter! Reach out!
Location: TechShop DC-Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr.
Arlington, VA 22202
Hosted by Stephanie Brown
Steph is passionate about collaboration and using visuals as a platform to move conversation forward. Founder of the DC Graphic Facilitation Meetup, Steph leads monthly workshops that enable a multi-disciplinary community to bring visual practices into their own work.
Part of what makes Steph unique as a graphic facilitator is her passion for collaboration design that brings out the best in individuals, teams and organizations. Steph supports organizations by designing experiences that optimize the power of people in conversation together. This can range from live hand-drawn murals to document collective memories, to facilitating and hosting conversation cafés to build organizational understanding, to leading design innovation sprints that transform ideas into action. Steph has worked for 17 years in the performance improvement sector introducing graphic facilitation and collaboration design to government executives and teams from the White House to the grassroots of change.
Follow @stephscribes on twitter to see her connecting great ideas visually.
Location: WeWork Penn Station
315 W 36th Street
New York NY 10018
Hosted by Jill Greenbaum
Jill Greenbaum, Ed.D., is an alchemist—she works with clients to create transformational experiences. She integrates her deep knowledge of instructional design, Accelerated Learning techniques, and visuals into her suite of training programs to nurture learner engagement and achieve “sticky” results. Her clients in corporate, nonprofit, government, and educational settings have included, CibaVision, the Ford Motor Company, General Electric, McGraw-Hill, the NJ Juvenile Justice Commission, Novartis, Reed-Elsevier, PertroTrin, Rutgers University, Siemens Medical, Turner Broadcasting Sales, Inc., the PAST Foundation, and the Englewood, NJ school district. JiIl’s practice spans the globe.
Major in You and find the right college is Jills’s visual coaching program for teens, offering visual maps to capture, organize, and analyze the critical information that comprises the college search and selection process. Her recent book, From Chaos to Calm: Tapping for Visual Practitioners supports her colleagues in managing the challenges of work. Jill facilitates meetings, records at conferences, and teaches teens and adults.
Location: Summit Executive Centre
205 N Michigan Ave.
Hosted by Brandy Agerbeck
Brandy Agerbeck writes, speaks and teaches on the power of drawing as your best thinking tool. She celebrates twenty years as a graphic facilitator, mapping out her clients’ complex conversations in live, large-scale drawings. Based on this work, she wrote The Graphic Facilitator’s Guide: How to use your listening, thinking and drawing skills to make meaning. Brandy follows this much-loved volume with a book for every visual thinker, The Idea Shapers: The power of putting your thinking in your own hands. Cultural analyst Patricia Martin calls it, “A new alphabet for the visual age.” Learn more at Loosetooth.com.
Location: Wolverine Farm
Letterpresss & Publick house
316 Willow Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Hosted by Karina Mullen Branson
Karina Branson is delighted to be a visual storyteller learning and helping clients understand each other. As founder and owner of ConverSketch, she uses hand-drawn and painted images and text to reflect and distill the key ideas in videos and through graphic facilitation. Karina’s scientific training and an innate ability to connect with people across cultures creates a unique blend of intelligences that enable her to creatively capture meaningful content at events. Her approach has facilitated and supported collaborative strategic planning, community engagement, innovative brainstorming and critical systems thinking to help groups move forward and into action. She has worked around the world in academic, corporate, governmental and non-profit sectors.
Location: The Grove Consultants International
1000 O’Reilly Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129-1124
Hosted by The Grove Consultants
The Grove Consultants International uses large-scale visualization in real time to support strategy, leadership, and team development.
Its Visual Planning Systems™ help groups to visualize and enact change. At the core of The Grove’s products, consulting and design services is a belief that people—and organizations—are more vital and empowered when working creatively and collaboratively.