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, and many have expressed a wish to take their practice to the next level. This is an opportunity for us, and you, to meet this call.

Who should participate?

This program is intended specifically for those who have participated in a basic Visual Practice Workshop. The enrollment process will involve an application, followed by communications (email or voice, as needed) to determine together if it’s right timing and a good fit for mutual development. Criteria will include, but is not limited to:

  • Participation in a previous foundation-level workshop
  • Experience related to the VPW context
  • Amount of learning you have to offer—not only receive from—the group
  • Your body of practice: where are you working in the world, what regions, sectors, institutions, local/global scale…
  • Seeding for an upcoming masters level program: is this body of work something you want to further develop for our field of practice?

Application process: We have set up a brief application form here to gather potential interest and envisioned application. We will confirm your participation based on the range of applicants, in order to create a regionally diverse group with broad representation from the workshops we have offered to date. We will confirm all participation by March 1, if not sooner.


Delivery Team

Kelvy Bird has been scribing in organizational and social contexts since 1995, translating spoken word and human dynamics into visual, tangible formats that aid in seeing, reflection, and decision-making. She is a member of The Value Web and on the core team of the Presencing Institute, where she provides extensive visual material for the EdX course u.lab: Leading from the Emerging Future. More



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.




WÄLDERHAUS, Am Inselpark 19, ehemals: Am Containerbahnhof (für Navigationssysteme) 21109 Hamburg, GERMANY
More logistic information to come, including how to make reservations at the hotel

Hosted by: CoCreatingFuture, a consulting company that uses the Theory U process and tools to create profound change in organisations.


Reception and welcoming circle: 5:00-7:00 PM Sunday, May 6, 2018
Main workshop: 9:00 AM, Monday, May 7 – 3:00 PM, Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Individual Early Bird: $2400 (ended) 
Individual Regular: $2700
Scholarship: (2 spaces, apply here)

NOTE: This is a residential program and, as such, we anticipate many meals and free time together.

The registration fee includes: supplies, course materials, and snacks-lunch-dinner each day. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation and booking at the Raphael Hotel Walderhaus (special code to come).

Refund Policy: The amount paid minus a $350 processing fee will be refunded for all cancellations received in writing before April 1, 2018. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after that time, but registrations can be transferred to other participants at no additional cost. The Organizer is not liable for an event cancellation due to sickness, riots, epidemics, or acts of god.