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Sign up today for one of the exciting pre-conference workshop at IFVP DC 2016!

Expand your practice exploring a breadth of topics and go deep with your colleagues diving into specific learnings, techniques and tips to advance your skills and business. These pre-conference sessions are one of the most exciting ways to dive into the IFVP DC 2016 Conference. Reserve your spot today!

Graphic Recording 101: The IFVP Signature Course! with Beata Broskova & Tanya Gerber

GR101 is a comprehensive look into the wonderful world of capturing big ideas on big sheets of paper.  This workshop will provide a basic understanding of the craft, the tools and the techniques of graphic recording. The workshop leaders along with several other IFVP members (all with different working styles and clientele) will share their real life stories and ‘aha’s from their own practices.

GR101 is designed for all levels of skill and expertise. This is a great workshop for the beginner as well as the seasoned practitioner looking for a refresher.

Learn more about Tanya Gerber and Beata Broskova

Juice Up your Drawing with Jim Nuttle & Greg Gersch

Are your graphic skills like a 90-pound weakling? Does everyone laugh at your stick figures and star people?  Is your lettering small, scrawny and sluggish?

Now you can instantly add muscle and pep to your drawing arm with this intense hands-on all-day workshop! Come train with two top graphic recorders experienced in illustration, cartooning, typography and graphic design. Pick up creative tips and tricks that will enhance your visual capture skills. Inject speed, flexibility and a healthy dose of humor into your work. Unleash your wild inner artist during challenging practice rounds and group critiques.

This is the perfect follow-up to Graphic Recording 101 and will take your drawing to the next level.

Learn more about Jim Nuttle and Greg Gersch

Secrets to a Thriving Visual Business with Michelle Walker

This full-day hands-on, activity-based program is designed for you to learn the secrets to starting and/or growing a thriving visual thinking business. We will cover the Five Pillars for a successful business including getting clear on your business mission and model, how to position what you offer so clients see your value, your current and future options for revenue streams, hidden blocks to having a successful business, and the business systems to enable you to build and maintain a strong reputation in the field.

Learn more about Michelle Walker

Integral Facilitator Essentials: How Great Meetings Come to Life? With Rebecca Colwell & Lauren Tenney

Meetings come in all shapes and sizes. No matter what kind you’re in, if you  understand meeting essentials, you can increase efficiency, clarity and engagement for everyone. Feeling confident in meeting essentials allows you to relax, include more, be creative, and invite others to do the same. This one day workshop crafted especially for IFVP practitioners introduces you to the meeting essentials that apply no matter what kind of gathering you’re facilitating:

  • The 3 territories of meetings: Ideation, Agreements, Action Planning

  • The Sequence of any great meeting—from A to Z

  • Essential Facilitator Skills—and why they’re worth practicing

Plus—Understanding how forms and tools influence group engagement.

You’ll learn and practice:

  • Building rapport

  • Listening and insightful questioning

  • Facilitating Open Discussions

  • Guiding the flow of a Meeting Sequence

Benefits for IFVP Practitioners include:

  • A solid mental model for leading great meetings,

  • More confidence in meeting facilitation, and

  • A clearer sense of which skills to work on to keep growing as a facilitator.

Learn more about Rebecca Colwell, MBA, CEO of Ten Directions and Lauren Tenney, Senior Consultant, Ten Directions