Planning with the Family Support Institute #graphicfacilitation

In June I had the great gift of an invitation to spend the day with the B.C. Family Support Institute Resource parents as they debriefed about training, the gifts they bring and share, and planned for their future.   Resource parents for the Family Support Institute are all over the province, and volunteer to help other families of children with disabilities wend their way through systems that can be complicated and arcane.   What an amazing group of people. The day was facilitated by David Wetherow, one of B.C.’s most venerated facilitators.   I’ve always wanted to see David work, but to … Continue reading Planning with the Family Support Institute #graphicfacilitation

PATH: Co-facilitating person-centred planning with friends and family September 10 – 13, 2012

What is PATH? PATH is a process in which a facilitator and a graphic facilitator work with a focal person (or organization or team) and their supporters to create a vision of the best possible future, out of which comes a plan that is always “positive” and “possible,” understood by all and no longer mysterious or scary. By the end of the PATH event the focal person or group has communicated where they want to go, what and who they need to support their journey, and how this part of their lives will be part of a bigger future. Those … Continue reading PATH: Co-facilitating person-centred planning with friends and family September 10 – 13, 2012

John Wayne and Graphic Facilitation

One of the things that’s convincing me about the power of graphic facilitation is the responses from men.   Where I come from, they used to call the old farm “Bonanza” and John Wayne was everyone’s ultimate hero.  As my friend’s father used to say, whenever we started talking about anything, “There’s altogether too much talking in the world.”   Not a place where men spent a lot of time talking about their feelings.   And there’s some really good research in the field of disability studies around Dads (and brothers) who often feel really challenged by having to talk … Continue reading John Wayne and Graphic Facilitation