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Thank You for Your Board Service

There comes the time when Board of Directors terms of service are up. This year we say goodbye to our directors who have completed their terms of office: Sunny BenBelkacem, Chrissie Bonner, Neha Govil, Tamara Kotestsky, Sven Retore, and Elena Urizar.

Reduced Priced Basic Membership Has Launched

Are you renewing your IFVP membership in the near future? Or considering joining for the first time? Currently all members belong at the Premium level* which comes with specific benefits. Our new Basic membership plan has just launched. Those who may not want access to Premium assets can now join at a reduced cost. The graphic provides a brief overview of the tiered plans.

Calling All Masterminds, and the Rest of Us Who Have Questions

Hey IFVP members (and future members), what does an affiliation to a visual practice organization mean to you? Let’s get a conversation started. I joined IFVP in 2009 when I was exploring if graphic facilitation was a realistic career choice for me. I had met some practitioners who were making their livings as coaches and graphic recorders and I wondered if I was cut out to do the job. The answer was yes/maybe. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to network and collaborate with those amazing folks and other experts in the field.

Membership Fee Changes Coming Soon

Are you renewing your IFVP membership in the near future? Or considering joining for the first time? Currently all members belong at the Premium level* which comes with specific benefits. We will soon be introducing a new Basic membership plan at a reduced cost for those who may not want access to Premium assets. The graphic provides a brief overview of the tiered plans.

Talking Visuals

Welcome to the first episode of "Talking Visuals" a monthly videocast brought to you by the International Forum of Visual Practitioners. IFVP is thrilled to showcase practitioners who have impacted the field. In today's session Markus Eichel talks with Phil Bakelaar, president of IFVP, who shares some of his influences and a few tools that have made a difference in his practice.

Watch and enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErrJBC8If1Y

Membership Benefit: The Online Learning Series

Are you certain you have the right tools for your job? Do you want to improve your drawing or your use of graphics? Do your charts need a little oomph? Do you want to develop your listening skills or practice your storytelling? Have your online meetings become stale?

The Value Web Systems Leaders Academy

Hi Learning Community Members!

The Value Web is offering its second Systems Leader Academy Course beginning February 17th. Applications are live. Read about it here.  

They are calling all facilitators, conveyors, strategists, systems thinkers, collaboration designers, organizational and team leaders! 

Your Vote is Needed

Get to know your 2022 IFVP Board of Directors nominees.

Voting opens at 12:00 am EST on November 22, 2021. Voting closes at 11:59 pm EST on December 13, 2021. You have 5 votes. 

Reminder: nominees must be elected by the membership to become a director of the board so make sure you are logged in to access the information you need to make your choices. 

 

 

The Revolving Board Room Door

This time of year, when we say goodbye to Board members, is always sad. Even though the directors didn’t get to meet in person in 2020 and 2021 we’ve had terrific bonding experiences over zoom and through messaging. We’ve also had our share of misunderstandings and miscommunications. I like to think that those ruffled feathers have made us stronger and even more committed to make things better for our IFVP community.

IFVP Member Spotlight: Chung Le Visual

IFVP appreciates all of our members and would love to hear how everyone engages in visual practice. Chung Le, from Vietnam, recently shared a blog about how she connects with her community. I found her philosophy of “visualization bringing Wisdom and spreading Peace and Love around the World without barriers” to be very inspirational.

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