Need better ideas?Pressure of innovations?Lack of collaboration? Try Graphic Facilitation in your next meeting!
What is Graphic Facilitation? Graphic Facilitation Making ideas seen A series of processes to drive collaborative discussion Graphic Facilitation
Why Graphic Facilitation? By visualizing ideas and properly-designed processes: ● The issue can be analyzed systematically from multiple perspectives ● People can make better solutions from collaborative discussions ● They are more engaged to take actions
How does it work? Really simple drawing skills + Problem-solving games will be used to achieve your different tasks. Workshops run from 2 hours to 2 days at your locations. Professional graphic facilitators will lead the workshops in energetic and interactive ways!
What are its advantages? Visual thinking = 80% of our brain power! By drawing things out, people will have: ● Clearer understanding of ideas, processes, comparisons and relationships ● Deeper memory ● More creative ideas ● Higher level of participation ● More fun! Remember, human are visual animals!
So, how can it benefit my team?Break free from endlesspowerpoint at meetings Create breakthrough meetings More engaged around a strategy, and brainstorming vision and goal
How is it done?Here is an example of a half-day game plan discussion workshop: Part 1: Warm up game 5 min. Getting started Basic drawing skills 15 min. with the basic Part 2: Recap our history, challenge, competence and vision 40 min. Where are we with the help of Journey Vision mapping from? Part 3: Idea Gallery: Post-it idea generation “One team 2013”, 40 min. Where are we sorting and reflection heading to? World Cafe: Discussing some possible 2013 priorities based 60 min. on the output from Idea Gallery Town Hall Discussion: The teams take turns to present their 30 min. 2013 priorities; See if any pattern or consensus can be reached Part 4: Draw the conclusion on one Big Picture Laying the game 30 min. plan ahead Buffer 20 min. Total Time About 4 hr.
What can it do for us? Visioning and Game Plan Design Example: A group of healthcare managers use graphic facilitation to find out their project vision and design the specific steps to achieve it. Brainstorming Example: Engineers from a tech giant learn graphic facilitation for their R&D discussions, so as to boost more high quality ideas and drive better collaboration across functional teams. Client Engagement Example: Executives from a media agency adopt graphic facilitation skills in their pitch presentation, in order to better engage their clients and win more business.
Try it in your next meeting? Urban Paintmob is a creativity training company in Shanghai that aims to inspire people with art-based action learning programmes. We provide a lot of novel and interesting training activities to the corporate world and NPOs. For example: ● “Big Picture” team-building games ● “Doodling for work” graphic facilitation training ● “Creative thinking and brainstorming” courses ● Many others! Talk to us if you have any idea!