Kommunikationslotsen is a business consultancy that introduced graphic recording and visual facilitation to a general public in Germany. Our mission is to combine process facilitation and visual facilitation for participative change projects.
Every year we give about one thousand people an access to visual language with our visualization brand bikablo® (trainings and publications) – for learning, teaching, recording and dialogue faciliation all over Europe. Our clients include both beginners and advanced learners.
This one-day-session offers an introduction to an extremely powerful approach that was developed by the bikablo® training department: Appreciative Visual Storytelling is a group method that combines the success factors of three crucial approaches for problem solving and change:
• learning from success stories
• self-directed group dialogue and
• – of course – visual thinking.
Appreciative Visual Storytelling is inspired by the pattern of the “hero’s quest” by Joseph Campbells book “The hero with a thousand faces”, the culture of comic art and the dialogue method “appreciative inquiry”.
Our agenda: This training session is hands-on and 100% practical as we travel through the application of the method itself to explore it. First, the group is provided with some basics about drawing in the culture of sequential art (comics). Then we split up into groups of two to explore success stories framed by a common guiding question. After that this story will be designed in a 4-picture-framework and presented to a larger group in order to discuss success factors which eventually will be transformed into a common action plan.
Appreciative Visual Storytelling is exciting, fun and effective! After this session you will feel empowered to try it out in your own context – such as project retrospectives, team facilitation, strategy, mission statement or product development.
You do not need to be familiar with the bikablo® drawing technique! You are invited to share your own drawing and visualizing experience.