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
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.
Ace Hotel, 1022 SW Stark Street, Portland, OR USA 97205
9:00 AM, Thursday, Feb 15 – 5:00 PM, Saturday, Feb 17, 2018
Optional Reception: 5:00-6:30 PM Wednesday, February 14
Individuals – Early Bird $2200 (5 spaces, ends Oct 14), then $2400
Gov/Edu/NFP – Early Bird: $1800 (5 spaces, ends Oct 14), then $2000
Scholarship – $1000 (2 spaces, contact Kelvy)
The registration fee includes: supplies, course materials, lunch and two snack breaks each day. Breakfasts and dinners would be self-organized. Participants are also responsible for their own transportation and hotel accomodations.
Refund Policy: The amount paid minus a $350 processing fee will be refunded for all cancellations received in writing before January 14, 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.