GRAPHIC FACILITATION

Online Courses for Visual Thinking Skills

Graphic Facilitation training delivered by one of the UK’s leading practitioners and trainers

Years of experience training people to work visually

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students who feel more confident working visually after a course

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Visual thinking makes ideas and thoughts visible and easy to share.

So your people and teams can connect more effectively.

When people connect amazing things happen.

 

That’s why we do what we do.

And why we’ve done it for the likes of Google, the NHS, Microsoft and more.

 

With our online graphic facilitation training, now you can do it too.

 

We’ve taken what we do every day and made it learnable.

We’ve used over 15 years of experience delivering graphic recordings, graphic facilitation and training to build our unique online tutor supported Visual Thinking courses.

Let’s bust some myths for you

You don’t have to be a creative organization to work more creatively

Working visually gives you the edge, whatever your industry.

Visual working set teams and organisations apart across all sorts of sectors and industries. Working creatively in a non-creative organization gives you the edge over your competitors and helps engage your customers, clients and workforce better.

You don’t have to be artistic to draw at work

Everyone can draw well enough to work visually.

One of the best kept secrets of working visually is that anyone can do it, most people think they can’t, and almost everyone will be impressed with you when you do. We call it Functional Drawing.

You don’t have to be in a classroom to learn

The best place for you to learn is where you are.

You don’t need to travel to course venues or spend whole days on courses. The Academy is the best of all learning experiences, with access to practical lessons at a time and place to suit you, to fit in between work. And ideally to put into practice in between lessons.

Who are you here for?

Just me

Join like-minded aspiring visual workers learning practical graphic facilitation or recording in our unique Academy courses.

My team

Want to work more visually as a team? If you have 3+ people you can train cost-effectively with a Group Rate

My organisation

Get whole organisation benefits of learning a common visual language together with a Team Licence or Tailored Training

What our clients say

I love your courses… They are so well thought out and carefully paced to allow a rich learning experience which is manageable with a full time job. I really appreciate all of the encouragement and support. Thank you

K. Haake

The course was fantastic! Having more than 15 years of facilitation experience in different roles, I felt I just acquired a brilliant new toolset that will take my job to a completely different level.

C. Garcia

Online Practitioner Courses

Choose from our suite of self-led flexible online courses to build up the visual skills training package that works for you, your team or your organisation. Do these courses in your own time, online, with tutor feedback built into lessons. It’s the best of both worlds!

Click on the course you’re interested in for more information, course curriculum details and to sign up for instant access as an individual.

(For information on doing these courses with your team, click on the Teams page.)

Online Professional Programmes

This is no mass online learning experience. We motivate you to finish your 12 week Programme and put your new visual communication skills into practice, even whilst you’re still training. All with support and feedback from a practitioner tutor. A learning blend of online lessons in your own time, expert tutor feedback and answers, and Live Classes by video meeting.

Click on a course icon for more Programme information and to register your interest for the next term (September 2021) as an individual.

The Graphic Change® Academy learning experience

We’re not interested in mass online learning. We want every single one of you to take your practical learning out into the real world and enjoy the huge benefits of being a visual thinker…and doer. So we’ve used our face-to-face training experience to give you the best chance of finishing the online course you start. Here’s how…

Flexible learning

Connect to the internet to do your practical lessons when and where suits you, and carry on where you left off, even if you switch devices.

Drip-fed courses

We’ve designed our courses to build up your visual thinking skills gradually so you gain confidence to try things out in the real world.

Live tutor support

Whether through private Ask the Tutor fields or mentoring via private Pinterest course groups, you get live support from an expert tutor.

Gamified learning

From progress tracking to quizzes, we’ve made the learning experience motivational, fun and visual…of course

Blended learning

Learning from our past students we’ve combined text, video, pictures and tutor feedback options to cater for all learning styles and generations. We can even kickstart you with in-house training before you go online.

Downloadable certificates

Celebrate and evidence your success by downloading your personalized PDF certificate of achievement.

Tailored support and learning

Whether you want a bespoke training module or to offer coaching to your Visual Champions, we can put together a real world and online Academy combination package to support you on your journey to embed a culture of visual thinking in your organisation.

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track your progress

quizzes

private course group

tutor interaction

personalized certificates

What people say about our training

Found the exercises well paced and just the right mix. Also really enjoyed looking at your / others’ work for inspiration – thanks!

S. Mehigan

I’ve really enjoyed this course and have learnt so much and I’m looking forward to putting what I’ve learnt into practice over the coming weeks!

K. Mistry

The course was great, the level of content challenging but still manageable alongside work and other commitments. The platform was clear and easy to navigate – and of course, beautiful. I found I was putting the lessons to use in my working and home life from week 1. Highly recommended.

N. Jenkins

A good mix of reading, theory and intense practice – all of which got me up to speed for work doing Graphicking even while the course was still underway

M. Penney

It is well designed, going step by step, and breaking down the process and weekly exercises in a nice way. The weekly goals are not out of reach, and they carefully push me out of my comfort zone. And to have Cara as a coach, with frequent and one-to-one feedback is the cherry on the cake

A. Curdy

I found the push to do the exercise and having to post them up for feedback is a great form of accountability.

T. Conyers

I think this this is a fabulous course. I’d highly recommend it to anyone and your support has been brilliant

G. Cox

I definitely feel empowered to keep working at this, and that my development has come on thanks to the structure and impetus of the course!

D. Andrews

Draw More Boot Camp has been a great way to start my first week teleworking during the Coronavirus. I got up early each morning, and treated myself to a daily lesson. Thank you!

R. Talmage

Our Mission

is to help you get the benefits of working visually. We help you share ideas, connect with others, change thinking into doing and clarify the complex, by helping you draw more.

Why work visually?

There are lots of proven reasons why your business will benefit from working visually. Better engagement, effective problem solving, and increased alignment to name a few. Here’s some science.

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But I can't draw...

Working visually is not about art. It’s about working, thinking and connecting differently. Anyone can do it. Don’t worry if you can’t draw at all – we teach you enough to make an impact.

Some of the amazing visual thinking clients we’ve drawn with…

THE BUSINESS BENEFITS OF WORKING VISUALLY

Humans are visual

We take in massive amounts of information in the blink of an eye. For most of us the majority of sensory receptors are in our eyes, so 90% of data is communicated to us visually. That’s why we like visuals.

It's quicker

We live in a fast world. We use symbols when communication is critical or urgent. It takes just 250 milliseconds to process and understand a symbol. Get your message across faster with an image.

It's more engaging

Working visually switches on all 4 brain lobes. Your colleagues and customers are more engaged when they see visual communications. If you want your audience to engage with your message, work visually.

It's more inclusive

As the size of your audience increases so does their language, learning and literacy needs. Using images to support text reduces barriers and ensures more people are included in your message.

It's stickier

You remember visual information better and also for longer. Research has shown a significant recall advantage for words that were drawn instead of written. If you want your message to stick, draw it.

It's the future

You need to be collaborative, creative and innovative to stand out from the crowd. We know from working with hundreds of clients that working visually gives you a business advantage. Now. And for the future.

Interested in a team or organisation learning plan?