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Power of Visual Thinking and Graphic Facilitation
October 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CEST
Studies show that up to 60% of brains are born visual learners. Vision is as important and meaningful a language as words and numbers. More and more visual practitioners are using visuals to create new power in a variety of fields. Whether it’s using visuals to validate memory effects, visuals to support book clubs online, or visuals to make group participatory meetings a truly whole-brain activity. We can see both the differences and some of the correlations between visual thinking and graphic facilitation as they are applied in these different fields.
What is important is that now, we are all using vision as a future-oriented creativity to support the development of individuals, teams, and organizations. Visual thinking, graphic recording, graphic facilitation, etc. are being integrated into our work and life.
This event will feature three visual practitioners who bring stories and experiences from different perspectives, and participants are also invited to come together to explore and have an important conversation: How does visuals support the evolution and growth of individuals, teams and organizations in different areas of visual practice? What stories and voices do you bring to the table? What will visual practitioners create in the future?
Shalang is an IAF CertificatedTM Professional Facilitator and mentor, as well a senior process consultant, innovational facilitator, visual facilitator and process digital innovational coach. His deep dive in the integrated science and art combined with: Innovation, Design & Faciliation and Visualization. His expertise of Process Consulting Projects includes: 1) Strategic Innovation and Implementation; 2) Organizational Innovation, 3) Process Innovation of experiencing and procedure;4) Innovative resolution to key problems and 5) Empowerment of Group Innovative Capacities. Shalang has trained and mentored Innovation Facilitators. By working with partners, he develops 6 series of facilitation courses that relates to Innovation, Facilitation and Visualization. Shalang is also the Chinese translator of The World Café， Everyone Matters, and Visual Thinking, and the reviewer of Let’s Do World Café Together.
With 12-year experiences, Shalang has delivered more than 200 projects for the clients from Automobile, Medical Technologies, Internet relatives, Lifestyle Technology, Financial, Telecommunication and FMCG industries. Clients cover Global Fortune Top500 organizations.
Kelly Li，Visual practitioner（China）：
Kelly Li started her own business in 2011, an art studio called ‘Lovely Planet’ in Tianzifang, Shanghai, where she has held art exhibitions for customers around the world including the UK, France, Russia and China. Her passion for art and culture is apparent through her involvement in intangible cultural heritage programmes. For instance, she led a group of people to do batik painting, the local craft in Guizhou, China. She has also participated in the filming of a television series aimed at protecting disappearing Chinese dialects.
Kelly is the author of ‘The Quest for Enlightenment: The story of Wangyangming’, introducing us to this ancient Chinese philosopher and his inspiring ideas. Following on from the book, her Listen 100 project aims to interview 100 people from diverse backgrounds reflecting on Wangyangming’s theories of the mind.
In 2017, she completed the Visual Practice Workshop Advanced Programme from Presencing Institute, USA and became a graphic facilitator, serving over 20 clients including Alibaba, IPWS, Workface, AXA, UWC, Prophet, AMCHAM Shanghai, MOTIVATE Shanghai, AUSCHAM, etc. She is also a member of IFVP.
Jianhua Fan, Facilitator（China）
Founder of Visual Thinking Practitioners Community,
Senior Innovation Facilitator, Graphic Facilitator
Author of “Visual Communication and Collaboration”，and Co-author of “Beyond Emotional Design”
He is committed to using “design thinking” and “visual thinking” to help companies and individuals learn and solve complex problems more effectively.