Seminars for Visual Problem Solving and Collaboration

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Published on Saturday, 01 January 2011 01:00
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Reaping the benefits of sketching may sometimes seem difficult, as managers, consultants, trainers, or sales professionals are not familiar with the basic shapes and forms needed for ad-hoc drawing. To address this need, we have designed the seminar “Visual Problem Solving and Collaboration”. It should provide help and inspiration to speak, coordinate, and guide with the help of diagrams and visual metaphors.

About the seminars

The skills acquired in this seminar will help you when you need to:

Seminar Design

The duration of the seminar will be one day (7 hours of in-seminar work). The following topics will be covered:


Examining the benefits of sketching for business and management
Why should managers be interested in sketching for their daily work? One of the main reasons may be the high number of benefits that such analytical (as opposed to technical or artistic) hand drawings can provide for collaboration and decision making in management. We will discuss and demonstrate the benefits of sketching in general and then focus more specifically on sketching as a collaborative practice in management. You will learn from great examples of sketching in business - both live and with the help of video material.

Developing your own sketching skills
Sketching is simple, but not banal. To maximize the benefits of hand drawings in business, managers and other professionals should follow a few simple guidelines and avoid the common pitfalls of sketching. This module aims at improving the participants’ sketching abilities by simulating real-life settings and letting you try out different sketching methods yourself so you can judge if they also work for you.

Developing your own sketching templates
A sketch has, after all, to fit your personal style, drawing abilities, as well as corporate context and culture. We thus guide you in the process that you can follow to prototype and develop your own sketching templates for business.

Book a seminar

Get in touch with us to learn how to tailor a seminar program individually for you or for your organization. We are looking forward to hearing from you.