We are pleased to announce that Nancy White, graphic facilitator extraordinaire, will be doing a hands-on workshop at this years symposium. There are still a few spots left!
There are many reasons visual facilitation is important. First of all we have the cognitive value. Our human brains react not just to words (spoken or written) but to images, sounds and even the kinesthetic experience we have as we interact with each other. So including the visual aspects into learning and doing things together enhances a group’s practice and results.
Second, visuals help us both in meaning making and in our working relationships with each other. I work internationally a lot and I’ve found visual facilitation does some wonderful things around the issues of power and language. Pictures, unlike words in so many cultures, are often perceived as less precise, or negotiable. When someone says “blah blah blah blah” we tend to either THINK we understand them, or if we don’t we may resist saying something at the risk of “looking stupid, ” especially in contexts of power and in hierarchies. We may not even be listening.
text excerpted from http://blog.itcilo.org/2014/01/20/graphic-facilitation-what-is-it-all-about/
Symposium is this Friday!! Hope to see you there!!