Graphic Facilitation



What is it?

They say a picture paints a thousand words. So what better way to clarify your strategy concepts than to draw them out? Graphic recording augments the facilitation of your team’s creative discussions allowing ideas to form from words into images in real time.


How it works?

Working with the session facilitator, a graphic facilitator creates a group memory as your discussions unfold. Conversations are visually depicted to deepen understanding of new concepts and to visualize pathways that tell the story of how you plan to move from today to where you ultimately want to go.


What we deliver.

The graphic facilitator is a true partner in designing, facilitating, and documenting your planning meetings.  The images drawn are digitalized and used as anchors in your session reports.  Also, post-session graphic illustrations integrate your strategic thinking into a single image for enrolling stakeholders in your new direction.


WHAT IS GRAPHIC Facilitation?

Graphic Facilitation is a visual tool we use to help our clients stay focused and on task during crucial conversations. This addition to our session facilitation encourages and stimulates the creative process so important to strategy development.

The graphic facilitator (also called a graphic recorder or a process artist) visually records the key discussions and presentations of a meeting as they happen. Using large format paper, he or she captures and synthesizes information in real-time to create a visual “map” of the meeting using words, images, and icons.

This highly visual format helps meeting participants understand the essence of their issues in a way that is impossible through a more linear process. A visual metaphor, diagram, or image can reflect many levels of information that people can understand simultaneously. Seeing the “big picture” gives participants a shared understanding and allows them to quickly conceptualize complex information, see patterns, and develop breakthrough thinking.

Our charts are captured digitally and immediately available for sharing with other stakeholders or to continue your strategy development. Our strategy sessions are fully documented using these digital images so they are always available to refresh your experience with the Focused Momentum team.

Add Graphic Facilitation to your next planning meeting.