FACILLUSTRATIONS: FACILITATION, CONSULTING AND VISUALIZATION
Graphic facilitation is the use of visual tools to help individuals, teams, and organizations achieve breakthroughs. Our approach to graphic facilitation is to design a facilitation process using visual templates and tools from thought leaders in graphic facilitation (The Grove Consultants International) and design thinking (LUMA Institute). Graphic facilitation lends itself well to change strategy, communications planning, process design, future visioning, team norming, leadership development, and more.
Sessions may draw from the following modalities and toolkits:
Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Design Thinking / Human-Centered Design
Large scale visual note-taking to capture information and discussions during meetings and events with words and images. Graphic recording uses active listening and synthesizing content to create an illustrative record. Graphic recording is also a knowledge management tool to capture content so that it can live on and be used for future experiences and the benefit of others. Check out my gallery!
ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT:
The foundation of our organization development experience is in Appreciative Inquiry—a philosophy, a methodology, and a research tool that engages stakeholders in the process of leveraging what is currently working in order to create the future. We approach organization development as an engaged observer and reporter, with the belief that in order to see effective change, all stakeholders must be "in the room," or a part of the process. It is not up to us to tell an organization what to do; our role is to show an organization the narrative that it is telling itself and help leaders and teams make decisions about change that are right for their unique story.
In practice, organization development may look like:
Organization interviews & environmental scans
Strategic communications consulting
Knowledge management analysis
Meeting observation and feedback
Facilitating virtual meetings using online tools and best practices in facilitation and group dynamics to effectively guide a group toward their desired goals.
A key ingredient for any virtual meeting is a virtual / technical facilitator who holds the online space during training, events, and meetings with remote participants. This may involve managing chat and other features in virtual platforms (Zoom, Google Hangouts); troubleshooting technical difficulties; interacting virtually with participants; and fielding questions to the facilitator.
Often what comes out of graphically facilitated meetings is the need to communicate a vision, process or strategy to a larger group of stakeholders. Vision mapping is taking the materials developed through facilitated conversations and turning them into a graphic that can be used in communication. I have one year of experience doing strategic visualization.
Ms. Lauren Green was entrusted with an extremely complex assignment of sitting through my fast paced seminar and simultaneously undertaking a visual graphic representation of the major themes covered in real time. What she accomplished literally left the large audience stunned at her creative genius. Her work added greatly to helping capture the multiple themes in a remarkably stunning creative graphic that the participants took with them as a visual summary. I am deeply grateful to her for pouring her creative energies into this event and tremendously enhancing the retention of the material for the audience. The attendees were so pleased that they continued to sit in the room after the seminar, marveling at how their experience had been captured so elegantly by a truly gifted artist cum creative conceptualizer. I would recommend her for any conference, workshop or seminar as she will add greatly to the experience. In my 30 years as a Seminar Leader, I had never been so deeply moved by anyone's ability to add significant value the way Ms. Lauren Green was able to do.
Dr. Param Srikantia, Author, Seminar Leader and Former Consultant, World Bank
Thank you, thank you for coming to the Installation and for capturing it so magically! What a wonderful gift to me!
Rev. Dr. Debra W. Haffner, Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, VA