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Graphic Facilitation & Graphic Recording

Graphic recording is a tool to help groups work together. The graphic recorder puts a big piece of paper (8 feet long by 4 feet high) on the wall and works like a muralist, recording what the group is saying in a combination of words, pictures and symbols. Graphic recorders work with a facilitator, creating the visual record; graphic facilitators create the visual record while also facilitating the group. For a more thorough description and some recommended resources, see our summary of Graphic Facilitation.

Here are all of the resources in this category that NCDD recommends most highly.

Alchemy Consulting LLC Highly Recommended

We are process experts who help teams around the world unleash their creativity to solve today's complex business issues. Alchemy gives you a system that works -- graphic recording, strategic illustration, process innovation, organizational strategy, leadership development -- leading you and your business to sustainable success. The Alchemy team, which provided their top-knotch graphic recording services at the 2004 NCDD conference in Denver, consists of Chris Chopyak, Patti Dobrowolski and Lois Todd.

Resource Link: http://link2alchemy.com

Animating Democracy Initiative Great for Beginners Highly Recommended

Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, fosters arts and cultural activity that encourages and enhances civic engagement and dialogue. It is based on the premise that democracy is animated when an informed public is engaged in the issues affecting people's daily lives. Launched in fall 1999, ADI is a four-year programmatic initiative of Americans for the Arts which fosters artistic activity that encourages civic dialogue on important contemporary issues.

Resource Link: http://www.artsusa.org/animatingdemocracy

Christine Valenza, Graphic Facilitator Highly Recommended

Christine Valenza has been illustrating the thoughts and processes of groups for over 20 years. Through her deep listening she creates a rapid in-real time visual synthesis of ideas. This work has taken her to Russia, Europe, Asia, Scandinavia, Nairobi, Jerusalem and Barcelona.

Resource Link: http://www.christinevalenza.com

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