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This day will introduce you to the basic techniques and skills involved in doing graphic facilitation. Learn how to use a BIG piece of paper and a handful of pens to create a memorable summary of your training day,team meeting or your work with young people and families. Learn how to harvest the essence of an event in a visual representation. This is a ‘hands on’ interactive day built around demonstrations of graphic facilitation, coaching and the chance to try things out. Ideal for teams who can then go on together to practice, practice, practice.

Learning Objectives

  1. To introduce you to the basic skills of graphic facilitation – no previous experience is needed
  2. To develop your capacity to ‘listen under the words’ and draw out the deeper messages
  3. To help you suspend your self-doubt – “I can’t draw!” and rediscover your capacity to create an effective visual representation of a meeting/training day/conversation etc

Course Content

The day will introduce you to the fundamentals of graphic facilitation and will include the following topics:

  • Pens, Pastels and Paper – what you will need to get started
  • The basic ‘grammar’ of graphic facilitation; the essential shapes, using colour, images, lettering, words, creating connection
  • How to listen for the essence of what is being said and translate this into visual language
  • A chance to do it live – with coaching


  • Delivered Online or In-Person

  • Delivered at your location

  • Full day

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who will be running the event?

    We will always provide two fully qualified facilitators. Typically one will be presenting while the other will be producing a graphic of the session, making notes of key quotes and topics. They will have varying backgrounds in educational psychology. For more on who we are and our associates, see our website.

  • Who is this course for?
    • All staff
    • Heads and Deputies
    • SENCOs
    • Advanced Skills Teachers
    • Primary and secondary teachers
    • Parents
    • Local Authority Support Services
    • Early Years and School based Practitioners

About Inclusive Solutions

Inclusive Solutions
Inclusive Solutions

Psychologists – Community Builders – Trainers – Teachers – Person Centred Planners – Inclusion Facilitators – Innovators – Consultants – Authors – Publishers   Inclusion Visionaries

Colin Newton and Derek Wilson are Co-founders and Directors of Inclusive Solutions. Together they have a combined experience of over 65 years experience as educational psychologists working across the UK.

For 18 years since founding Inclusive Solutions they have offered a range of inspiring inclusion oriented services including casework, person centred planning, innovative training and community building. Previously as Principal and Senior strategic Educational Psychologists in Nottingham City LEA, they bring a wealth of practical, applied solutions and processes from their work with children and young people with exceptional needs aged between 0-19.

Together they have written several books such as: Creating Circles of FriendsCircles of Adults, Restorative Solutions, Keys to Inclusion and Person Centred Planning Together.  Inclusive Solutions  is also a small publishing house and has published a number of books for other leading internationally renouned inclusive authors including: Incurably Human, Taking the TimeSeeing the Charade, Quiet Riot and Dear Parents.

They have planted and built Community Circles in Nottingham, Scotland and Suffolk. They continue to co facilitate Nottingham NG Circle which has been running for over 8 years.

Currently they are providing training nationally and internationally with a wonderful team of associates.

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