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, 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 and Systems Thinking into their practice
  • Visual thinkers seeking to expand their capacity

Though you do not have to be a skilled scribe to join the fun, we are anticipating that this program will have a large proportion of existing visual practitioners. Regardless of your experience level, be prepared to draw as the main method of expression.


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.




Rungstedgaard, Rungsted Strandvej 107, 2960 Rungsted Kyst, Denmark. For room reservation call +45 45864422 or write to and provide this reservation number: 2334768


Reception and welcoming circle: 5:00-7:00 PM Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Main workshop: 9:00 AM, Thursday, July 26 – 3:00 PM, Saturday, July 28, 2018

And as an extra bonus, consider also participating in EuViz!  July 31 – August 2, 2018 (Same venue, different organizers)


Individual Early Bird: $2500 (ends April 9) 
Gov/Edu/NFP Early Bird: $2100 (ends April 9)
Individual Regular: $2700
Gov/Edu/NFP Regular: $2300
Scholarship: (filled)

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 Rungstedgaard accommodation, which includes breakfast.

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