More and more people are using AI to generate text and images, which makes us sit up and take notice! At a recent event I was scribing, one participant said about my drawing "it's like you are translating into another language!." We take in prompts and generate (as Dan Roam would say) VIVID artifacts, visual and verbal interdependent. So I asked chatGPT to tell me about the value of graphic facilitation (I'm teaching a three week graduate class at Montclair soon) and then asked a stable diffusion AI to draw me a picture about graphic recording.
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The Board of Directors met on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 8:30-10:30am NYC time. We welcomed our new board members and spent time thinking about who we are together as the 2023 board. We spent time reflecting on our strengths and weaknesses and how we might work together to advance the sustainability of IFVP and deliver strong member benefit.
We are grateful for the nominees who were voted in over the past month, and for a board appointment to complete the process for this year. Each brings energy to the board, as well as a broad geographic coverage (Peru, Germany, South Korea and Canada). You can read more from their board applications and from Jihyun's page or LinkedIn. Congratulate them with us!
The Board of Directors met in November for a regular meeting. This was both a happy and sad meeting in that it is the time of year when we say goodbye to some members and welcome new members.
"Having a visual thinker on your team could make all the difference."Grandin, Temple. Visual Thinking (p. 7). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
The IFVP Board of Directors met on Saturday morning, October 8. After spending time checking in, we reviewed past minutes, financial reports and updated ourselves on current developments. We are excited that two of our members have had workshops accepted by the IAF for highlighting during Facilitation week (October 17-25).
Coming out of the covid years and looking at all of the changes taking place in meeting styles and the challenges faced by our members, the 2022 Board of Directors undertook a series of guided strategic planning sessions to see what might need to evolve or change in our IFVP life. Those meetings led us to new mission and vision statements, as well as six initiatives and six committees that we will be working on/with through the next year. They are listed below.
The IFVP Institute continues to make progress on the Visual Practitioners Competency Model (v1.0) and our certification offering through INIFAC. We are not ready to launch fully yet, but you can read updates on the Institute resources page.
BE A FEATURED PRESENTER IN THE IAF FACILITATION WEEK EVENTS!!
This is a great opportunity and we are taking proposals until September 25.
Those who attended the Bilbao Visual Thinking Summit and the Guggenheim auditorium presentation will remember the performance of "What A Wonderful World." It was unforgettable! One of the physical artists (Rakel from Arymux) invited a blind and deaf audience member on stage for a visual rendition of this classic song, not in projected images but in hand gestures and movement.