Workshops: Principles of Graphic Facilitation (PGF)


Principles of Graphic Facilitation combines the theory and practice of graphic facilitation with the fundamentals of graphic recording. It is informed by David Sibbet's definitive book Graphic Facilitation: Transforming Groups with the Power of Visual Listening. Participants learn to draw, create large-format displays, record, and practice facilitating and receiving feedback. They also design a meeting process and learn about methods of documenting visual meetings. This workshop is a full immersion in the best practices for applying visual language to group processes.


  • Practice public listening, lettering, and core drawing skills of graphic recording
  • Gain hands-on practice recording with blank paper, using the seven archetypal visual formats (Group Graphics® Keyboard) to focus a group's conversation
  • Learn a starter repertoire of graphic icons for graphic recording
  • Use the Four Flows of facilitation—attention, energy, information and operations—to gain insight about your own facilitation practice and your clients' needs

This workshop is for:

Consultants, team and project leaders, managers, facilitators, and trainers experienced in facilitation who want to use graphic displays to engage team members and meeting participants, capture ideas, focus their group's work, and improve implementation.

Dates Location
Apr 26-28, 2017 San Francisco, CA
Jun 7-9, 2017 San Francisco, CA
Jul 26-28, 2017 San Francisco, CA
Oct 18-20, 2017 San Francisco, CA


To register: email
or call 1.415.561.6132
or 1.800.49.GROVE, ex. 3.

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I came back from your Principles of Graphic Facilitation workshop energized and with a pack full of skills (and resources) and a wonderful support group. I wanted to tell you that it has been among the best workshops I have ever attended: great design, great trainer/facilitator, great materials, and very practical. In fact, I am putting my new skills into practice right now.

Sylvia Vriesendorp, Institutional Development Specialist
Management Sciences for Health

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