So we thought, wouldn't it be cool if The Value Web and IFVP - International Forum of Visual Practitioners hosted a series of conversations around #thefutureofgraphicfacilitation by inviting the field in for conversation? Featuring #graphicfaciitators from all over the world, with expertise in specific fields, from new to experienced to share their perspectives? In the process, we will emerge ways of working, frameworks, and best practices but most importantly, community.
One of the biggest themes that has come out in just two discussions is the importance of centering and deepening relationships, both personal and professional, to anchor oneself in community. There is an integration of work/life values that are being nurtures and fed in community. The other theme hard to ignore is many of us are shifting to a more of a coaching/consultative approach in helping clients adjust to the new reality of virtual and hybrid. Then there are those who have chosen not to go digital. We coined a term, "digital listening" among many other terms for the new world we are navigating.
Many other wonderful themes came through, such as the alignment or realignment of values and integration of those values throughout our practice, business, and eco-systems. The next conversation will start there and go... where? Stay tuned for more information on the next round of discussions.
Thanks to Heather Willems, Neha Govil, Renatta Algalarrondo P Algalarrondo A, Philip Bakelaar, and Emily Jane Steinberg for the second conversation. Thanks to our panelists from the first discussion, Alfredo Carlo, Christoph J Kellner, Santosh Nair, Guillaume Lagane, Elena Urizar and Claudia Lopez.
Interested in joining this discussion? Send me or Peter a PM.