There is a wealth of metaphor lurking in everyday language that can provide a rich resource for visuals. We will listen for metaphor, simile, hyperbole, idiom, anthropomorphism, and other figures of speech in daily use and practice turning these into visuals that are unique, interesting and intelligent, and that actually enhance content. Come away with
Learn to expand the use of your visual artifacts to develop deeper relationships with your clients. Understand the science behind why visuals work. It helps you assign value to the work you do.     Join panelists: Lindsay Roffe from Ink Factory, Anne Gibbons from AnneDrawn, Julie Stuart from Making Ideas Visible and Jim Nuttle to learn
Where will you be May 8 to 11, 2017?   The 2017 International Association of Facilitators North America & Caribbean Conference (IAFNAC) – The Relevance of Facilitation – will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida May 8 through 11.  As a dialogue partner of the IFVP, the IAF is offering visual practitioners in our network a
This virtual session will feature a variety of visual practitioners who have created community in their parts of the world, and around the world. We are delighted to showcase Diane Bleck, creator of the Doodle Institute; Holger Scholz, co-creator of EuViz; Makayla Lewis creator of Sketchnote Hangout; and Tim Hamons member of Singapore Based Graphic
Has your line-work lost its luster? Have your headlines lost their heft? Have your pearls of wisdom lost their pop? It’s time to polish those jewels to shine their brightest!   You’ve collected all of those conversational gems and nuggets of information, but they just lay there, flat and lifeless on the page.   Now
Visual Thinking for Problem-Solving can be done with the simplest of visual tools: diagrams. This online workshop demonstrates a framework of five diagrams that can take you from brainstorming to planning a course of action. These diagrams work for group facilitation or one-to-one coaching, from strategy sessions to personal development planning. Facilitators who worry about
April 23, 2017
What techniques do you use to Listen for Diversity? Let’s find out what’s possible when we honour diversity as part of our visual practice! Diversity comes in infinite forms — race, gender, cultures, age, and abilities to just name a few. Many of us are working in specialized fields and it’s not one size fits
What it is: This hands-on session explores a framework for designing and facilitating virtual collaborative work and introduces seven best practices. You’ll have a chance to facilitate one of the practices yourself while experiencing them all in a simulated virtual meeting right there in the room. You’ll see how a facilitator sets up tools for
April 23, 2017
Journey maps are a valuable tool for any coach or facilitator who wants to help guide individuals or groups toward a stated goal, by visually connecting the dots from where they are to where they want to be. In this lively and interactive session, attendees will collaborate in charting such timeless sagas as Star Wars,
April 15, 2017
Wondering how to support the IFVP community in a meaningful way? Become a sponsor!   Our conference sponsors provide direct support for: • Scholarships • Special events • Workshop materials and supplies • Special displays and props to dress up our event space   Download the Decatur 2017 Sponsorship Package for more information or contact