Roma - Maggio 2018

(Two days to explore the potential of graphic facilitation… delivered entirely in Italian!)

Due giorni per esplorare appieno il potenziale della facilitazione grafica, o scribing con due esperti praticanti della materia durante i quali esploreremo la parte meno visibile dello scribing, ovvero come dare un senso e una forma a quello che sentiamo.

Rungsted - July 2018

A residential program in a beautiful seaside location, with nature on every side. We’ll focus on social technologies that expand our visual capacity and expression. (Add this ahead of EuViz!)

Advanced - Europe - May 2018

For alumni of the foundational workshops, a deeper dive into the connection, innovation, and exploration that underpin the growth of our field of practice.

Studio - Toronto - April 2018


This experimental Studio Session will continue focusing our attention on Systems Thinking as applied to scribing, and scribing as applied back to systems.

Toronto - April 2018

With intention to build navigational capacity for the rapidly changing times in which we we live, this program will focus on activating inner intelligencedeepening visual practice, and cultivating knowledge of social technologies.

Studio - Portland, OR - February 2018

This experimental Studio Session focused our attention on Systems Thinking as applied to scribing. We will continue the work in Toronto in April 2018.

Portland, OR - February 2018

A growing eco-system of practitioners used the “art of scribing” as a way to bridge the ecological, social, and spiritual divides we experience in our world today.

Hangzhou - Nov 2017

In the beautiful and tranquil XiXi Wetland Eco park—just outside Hangzhou, China—thirty eager learners gathered to explore the intersection of visual practice and Presencing.

Munich - Oct 2017

This workshop was intended for graphic facilitators and people interested in the power of visuals to facilitate systems-level change. Over three days, we focused on experiential learning that combined theory, exercises, peer conversations, and reflection. (And we had some ice cream in there too…)

Rotterdam - Oct 2017

This workshop was for practitioners wanting to explore how to better use the tools and talents we have, by deepening our practice of listening and supporting the energy of a conversation.

Berlin - July 2017

A unique Visual Presencing Program… Over three days we joined to share frameworks, embodiment exercises, reflection, and peer learning while together exploring the intersection of Theory U, Presencing, and visual expression.

New York - May 2017

With practitioners gathered from China, Taiwan, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the USA, and Canada – this was a truly cross-cultural experience in a woodsy retreat setting, with plenty shared stories, learning, and deepening of our understanding of the power of visuals in today’s society.

Bologna - February 2017

24 people from 3 continents gathered to eat some gelato and – yes, learn about scribing…

Taipei - Nov 2016

How can visuals help people understand another point of view, improve interactions, ease conversations, and change a room?

Long story short

Visuals serve as key facilitative aids for collective seeing and navigation. Live scribing–giving form to the social body–is a method especially suited to address today’s great challenges. As visual practitioners, we face a particular need and opportunity to expand the awareness, mindsets, and choices that feed our outward expression.

In these workshops, we combine theory, practice, and reflection to explore the following:

  • A model of practice that grounds inner cultivation
  • Ways to locate and relax into our most authentic selves
  • Levels of listening, systems thinking, discernment, and generative scribing
  • What it means to draw from, and for, an emerging future reality
  • Mapping next steps for projects and/or professional development

Our Team

The workshops will be led by different combinations of internationally recognized practitioners, who come together to explore and share best practices.


Kelvy Bird has been working as a scribe in the fields of human and organizational development since 1995, with a focus on leadership, collective intelligence, and systems thinking. As part of the Presencing Institute since 2007, Kelvy has helped shape many of the global community offerings, most recently the edX course u.lab, for which she provides extensive visual material. In 2016, she co-edited the anthology: Drawn Together through Visual Practice, and in 2018 released Generative Scribing: A Social Art of the 21st Century. Kelvy received a BFA and BA from Cornell University, and currently lives in Somerville, MA USA.


Alfredo Carlo, born in Brussels, is a designer of collaborative processes and is a graphic facilitator. He’s the founding partner of Housatonic Design Network and, since 2011, a partner of Matter Group. Together these networks deliver graphic facilitation and collaborative sessions to navigate complexity. Alfredo is a member of The Value Web, a not-for-profit organisation made of an international facilitators and designers network, which helps large and medium-scale institutions all over the world in their processes of research for systemic and complex problem-solving. Alfredo currently lives with his family in Bologna, Italy.


Jayce Pei Yu Lee is big at heart, small in size, and organic in spirit. Born in 1972 in Taipei, Taiwan, she studied Typographic Design and Fine Arts while lived in New Zealand for 8 years. She has diverse professional experience ranging from graphic design, visual merchandising, retail marketing, and sales. She devotes her time to creative work and bilingual graphic facilitation (Mandarin/ English) with the MGTaylor Methodology and, since 2010, in collaboration with The Value Web at the Summer Davos in China. She is a member of The Value Web, a fellow traveller of Theory U, and a visual collaborator with the u.lab MOOC since 2015.

Our workshops

ROMA (ita)
24-25 May 2018

Un workshop per scoprire qualcosa che già possediamo, esplorando modi per arricchire una pratica che comincia da un ascolto profondo di noi e degli altri. Non è una lezione tradizionale su come disegnare bene o su quali matite usare. È un workshop sia per praticanti...

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6-9 May 2018

It's a go! In May 2018, we'll offer the first advanced program for those who wish to dive much deeper into Systems Thinking, the diamond model, Visual Presencing, and containers / field dynamics. To date, about 200 people have participated in the primary workshops,...

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25-28 July 2018

  Join a growing eco-system of practitioners who use the "art of scribing" to bridge the ecological, social, and spiritual divides we experience in our world today. Scribing - a process of drawing while people talk - provides a mirror that can help a system see itself...

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“These 3 days in Bologna have been a great learning sharing and meeting experience for me. What profoundly touched me is the step ahead I made on “what’s behind the drawing part of what I do”. I realized all the way I’ve been through over the past 10 years and it gives me both pride and humility.”

“This workshop is a dive into the deeper and hidden part of visual practices as well as a dive with your inner self.”

“Visual Practice Workshop – A beautiful & incredibile generous meet-ing with precious people to:
Live the diversity in listening levels,
Become one with the seeing drawing marker
Be a transforming up-creating model, pattern and system of collective, connected and connective (human) nature yourself.
All this in a perfect balance between theory & practice, single & group, fast & slow, consciousness & light-heartedlyness, east & west, lines & dots, heritage & exnovation, scriber & speaker, in & out, loud & silent, bold & timid, known & unknown, reflections & pragmatic proto-typing, logic& magic:-)
For me Visual Practice is, was and will be a continous natural learning path full of curiosity, serious fun & yes, love. And after this workshop it’s an even more well grounded re-confirmed decision, part of my life & way of being. I’m convinced we can change the world, onewhiteboard@time:-) Thanks to all who were @Bologna, who weren’t there but where there anyway and to all who’ll be there, but in other places:-).”

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