[Webinar] Next Generation Meetings: Best Practices & Creative Tools for Improving Online Gatherings

This far into a pandemic, we've all changed our perspectives on what makes a good meeting. Do you find yourself wondering, "What is this meeting about? Is this the best use of our time?" That doesn't sound fun! This webinar is here to show you a better way––one that shakes up 'business as usual' gatherings by infusing them with more creativity, greater inclusion, and more opportunities for meaningful connection. We'll go behind the scenes of meeting agendas to look at some of the most common challenges and pitfalls of online and face-to-face meetings. We'll focus on how visual processes like graphic recording, graphic facilitation, and other types of visuals can help create meaningful connection. Then we'll explore innovative best practices for organizing 'next gen' meetings. The best part is that you don't need to be a super-sketcher to use these tools, because creativity is available to all of us! At the end of this webinar, you'll leave with at least five new ideas to: - help your meetings distill information clearly; - support wise choices; - work with complexity; and - help people feel heard.

 

At the end of this webinar, you'll leave with at least five new ideas to:
- help your meetings distill information clearly;
- support wise choices; 
- work with complexity; and 
- help people feel heard. 

 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Drawing Change is a Vancouver-based organization that specializes in leadership, systems change, and collaborating for social impact. It offers services that range from meeting facilitation (including Zoom hosting in these pandemic times), to graphic recording, graphic recording training, and strategic illustration. 

Sam Bradd is a graphic facilitator and the founder of Drawing Change. Sam combines over 20 years of facilitation experience with visual tools to help groups engage, solve problems, and lead. Sam's approach to facilitation is strengths-based, creative, and rooted in an intersectional and anti-racism lens. As a graphic facilitator, his role is to listen deeply and translate ideas into visuals, a skill which he continues to put in service of organizations such as the World Health Organization, the David Suzuki Foundation, the ACLU, and other groups around the world. Sam holds an MEd in Educational Studies from UBC, is certified in Human Systems Dynamics, and is a Dialogue Associate with SFU's Centre for Dialogue. He's also the co-editor of two books, and the a co-founder of the award-winning Graphic History Collective.

 

 

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