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Our mission is to enable personal and organisational transformation using a variety of powerful facilitation tools which provide an engaging approach to developing vision, strategy, solving problems or launching projects.
WELCOME TO DRAWN TO LEARN
We are here to bring the magic of visual mapping, graphic facilitation and graphic recording to your business activities, meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences.
Drawn to Learn is passionate about the art and skill of facilitation, especially when we can do this in a creative, fun way using a variety of approaches from our graphics toolkit.
As Graphic Facilitators, we are the ears and heart of the meeting; helping people to SEE what they are saying! Working quickly and quietly we capture -real-time -the essence of the conversation using drawings and keywords to map the meaning.
Our big, bold, beautiful hand-drawn graphics increase engagement, shared understanding and contributions as people see their ideas developed visually. This helps to simplify complexity and increase retention.
At your next meeting, we will increase engagement, creativity, retention and contributions from your audience through visually mapping their conversations. This is a refreshing way to add a special dimension to your group activities.
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WHAT IS GRAPHIC FACILITATION/RECORDING?
Firstly, Graphic Facilitation is an art that’s a little confused about what to call itself. Let’s see how many names there are (let us know if you can think of any we have missed!)
- Visual scribing
- Visual harvesting
- Visual services
- Story boarding
- Skechdoodling – OK we made that last one up but its pretty good huh?
We’ll call it Graphic Facilitation… the production of large scale imagery often produced in real time by a scribe to help groups think, contribute, remember, problem solve and vision.
People who do this fabulous work are generally called Graphic Facilitators, but we don’t mind what you call us, if you give it a go and discover the great impact it can have on the effectiveness of your gatherings!
INTRODUCTION TO DRAWN TO LEARN
PUTTING THE HEART INTO DRAWN TO LEARN!
Drawn to Learn is committed to making a difference through how we do business. We are a ‘heart centred’ organisation that focuses on our social impact. We actively seek to share a percentage of our time, skill and experience with our chosen causes. We offer a substantially reduced charity rate or, in some cases, pro-bono work to organisations that are concerned with homelessness, disadvantaged communities and cancer based charities. Click here to learn more.
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“Jackie spent an afternoon with us at Worldwide Cancer Research to help us tell our story – who we are as a charity, why we do what we do, the difference we have made in our 40 year history and how will we keep making a difference in future.
None of us had experienced a graphic facilitation session before and I think it’s fair to say we had no idea what to expect. What we got was an energetic, inspirational afternoon that fully engaged a group of people with very different working and communication styles throughout. It made us think about our world in a very different
way. Jackie was able to draw out our stories (in both senses of the word) and reflect them back at us more clearly. We have a terrific drawing to remind us of the day that we presented to the whole team at a recent all-staff session and I think those of us who, like me, have a visual memory will find the graphic very helpful as a prompt.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Jackie’s services if you’re looking to tackle a business issue from an angle quite different to the norm.”
Helen Rippon, Chief Executive, Worldwide Cancer Research
‘I’d admired Jackie’s illustrative skills at a high profile event, so when the time came for me to give my next event a real difference, she was a natural choice!
Jackie’s thoroughness in preparation, paired with her ability to help people ‘see’ the great insights they are generating, in real time is a fantastic combination for anyone wanting to give their next event the real ‘wow’ factor!
“Jackie Forbes from Drawn To Learn worked with a small Technology team to help depict our vision for our digital future. Jackie used her corporate back ground, mixed with her imagination and artistic side to ask the right questions to help us create a vivid visual aid. This aid will allow us to share our vision with the wider team and will take pride of place on our wall to ensure that we are always focusing on our priorities and our digital principles, as immortalised in our rich picture. Jackie was energetic, enthusiastic and unafraid of a somewhat intangible concept that she managed to extract from our minds and visually capture. No mean feat!”
Standard Life Investments
“Jackie has just finalised a fantastic drawing of our processes. I had a great experience in sharing all that we do. Her style was very engaging and helped me think about how we could improve what we do. She brought great energy to the process which manifested in a fantastic route map that I know will be helpful and inspiring to our clients. I very much look forward to working with you again.”
MD – Specialist in Leadership
and Talent Management
“We hired Jackie’s services to help us communicate with our customers during our annual LogicNow US Conference. The result has been nothing short of spectacular and effective. Jackie graphically recorded the main points of our keynote speakers, and other presentations, on a set of large canvases — all in real time, and to the
amazement of people around.
This large scale imagery helped us reinforce our message during the entire conference as customers walked by and visually rediscovered the shared information and discussed it.
This Graphic Facilitation has been one of the most effective ways we have experienced to capture the essence of a conference and echo it back to attendees. Then later back at the office, it also facilitated sharing the highlights of the event with coworkers. I would highly recommend anyone to reach out and discuss with Jackie how she can help you as well.”
Formerly CTO LogicNOw
“With Drawn to Learn Jackie has brought the wow factor to corporate communication! Her artwork is at the same
time eye-catching and entertaining. More importantly it brings the communication to life. It has the power to energize and to simplify the complex – her pictures really do speak a thousand words.”
“I worked with Jackie twice recently, where Jackie supported me with her fantastic Graphic facilitation. I was inspired by her commitment to capturing the details and bringing the talks to life. Both audiences came alive at the end and flocked around the large and detailed pictures, taking photos and writing notes. I am totally
convinced that the experience for the audience was enhanced by Jackie’s work, acting as an ‘aide memoire’ I highly recommend Jackie and am looking forward to working together again in the future.”
Director for Scotland at
Badenoch and Clark
“Jackie’s positive and insightful coaching style and approach have brought significant benefits to my future career roadmap. She has an uncanny ability to pin point key areas of development and then provide innovative and practical solutions and support along the way. I would highly recommend her.”
“Jackie provided my management team with one of the best development interventions I have experienced – and I’ve had a few”
“A consummate professional. Jackie is very organised, has high standards and enormous drive toward excellence. The credibility Jackie has built with people who work with her is obvious from our comments and our actions (many of her clients, impressed with her style, express an interest in working for her!). Jackie is reliable as clockwork and a pleasure to work with.”