Visual Facilitation- Thinking visually about your facilitation practice Back to events list

Date: May 19th, 2018 at 09:30 to May 20th, 2018 at 17:00
Price:Standard €40.0
Venue: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Visual Facilitation- Thinking visually about your facilitation practice

Dates: May 19th & 20th

Time: 9:30-5pm

Cost: €40

The fee in a nominal fee as the programme is subsidised by Irish Aid. The nominal fee is considered a deposit and is non-refundable case of cancellation.

Location: CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Grand Parade Campus

Trainer: Eimear McNally

Eimear is a freelance graphic recorder and facilitator. She has been doodling professionally for 7 years and facilitating for over 10 years. She has a background in development education and non-formal learning. She collaborates with FramLabs a company that offers design-thinking and lean start-up services to clients, where visual thinking is key. Her clients include Google, Citibank, Allianz Worldwide Care, Saint Vincent de Paul, Siemens, UCD and the HSE. Eimear is most passionate about creativity and learning.


Workshop description

The overall aim of the workshop is to empower participants to use visual tools in their facilitation practice. Adding visuals to your facilitation practice will help you create more meaningful outcomes in your work with groups. The level of complexity is high when discussing global justice issues. Visual tools are helpful because they can illustrate complexity so that everyone can understand- we can literally put ourselves into the bigger picture, in a way that is impossible with words alone.

Participants can expect to experience a deep-dive into the use of visuals in facilitation- anyone who has done basic graphic recording training will find this a useful follow-up. If you have no experience of drawing- don’t worry it is not required. The workshop will focus more on the use of templates and the design of visual tools as part of your preparation for facilitating. We will introduce basic, useful and re-usable visual tools (e.g. stakeholder mapping, x-y axis, mind maps) and information visualisation tools, as well as more complex topics such as using visual metaphors.


Having participated in the workshop participants can expect...

  • To understand the value of visual thinking in general
  • To feel confident introducing visual tools into their facilitation practice
  • To feel able to design their own visual tools
  • To understand the power of visual metaphor in facilitating discussion on complex topics


Who is it for?

The programme targets change-makers, educators, activists, artists, community workers, adult educators, youth workers, volunteers and anyone who is interested how creative engagement can nurture global citizenship and empathic action around local and global justice themes.

About Creativity and Change

In the Creativity and Change programme we believe that creative engagement can support transformative learning experiences that connect the head, hand and heart and nurture competences of global citizens that are important for the sustainable future of our world, competences such as

  • empathy
  • resilience
  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • ability to take action
  • compassion


Our core programme is an CIT Level 9 Accredited Award that runs one weekend / month during the academic Year. We also offer Master classes and an annual Youth engagement Lab for practitioners

Our training opportunities bring creative methodologies and energy to Global Citizenship/ Development Education. The programme is based in CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, in the Department of Arts in Health and Community Practices and is supported by Irish Aid.

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