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 in new light. With intention to build navigational capacity for the rapidly changing times in which we we live, this program will focus on:

  • Activating intelligences of the Open Mind, Heart, and Will
  • Deepening practice of a visual sense-making discipline
  • Cultivating knowledge of social technologies

We will cover aspects of Presencing, System and Conversational diagnostics, Four Levels of Listening, Generative Scribing, Discernment for ‘Letting Go and Letting Come’, 2D Modeling, Project Planning, and shared Applications of this work in a variety of contexts. The learning process will involve presentations, hands-on practice, peer-to-peer reflections, and large group conversations.


Who should participate?

  • Scribes who want to bring Presencing into their practice
  • Theory U practitioners wanting to learn visual expression
  • Visual thinkers seeking to expand their capacity

Drawing will be our primary form of practice. You do not have to be a skilled scribe – but be prepared to use visual expression as the main method of practice during the program.



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




Santropol Roulant, hosted by Concordia University’s Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies (CHRCS) Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Friday, November 2 (starting at 9:00 am) – Sunday, November 4 (ending at 3:00 pm)


CAD $2800  – Individual
CAD $2400 – Gov/Edu/NFP
CAD $1300 – Scholarship (Decisions will be made by August 1st, 2018. APPLY HERE)

The registration fee includes: lunch and two coffee breaks, supplies and course materials. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the venue. The amount also includes 5% GST and 9.975% QST.


Please note registration will be limited to 12 participants.

Deadline for Registration

The deadline for registration will be September 10, 2018. If there is insufficient registration, the workshop will be cancelled and participants will receive a full refund of their registration fee. If we cancel the workshop, we won’t refund your travel or lodging expenses. We suggest you make refundable travel arrangements.

Refund Policy: The amount paid minus a CAD $350 processing fee will be refunded for all cancellations received in writing before September 10, 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.