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The brilliant and proven visualization techniques from bikablo® akademie, taught for the first time stateside!

August 7-8, 2017

Summit Executive Centre
205 N Michigan Ave., Chicago

Maximum 15 participants

What to expect in our two-day visual facilitation training

Carola and Frank will conduct our introductory two-day-training-format, focusing on learning the bikablo visualization technique and its application in presentation, facilitation, recording and knowledge-sharing. Beginners and advanced visual facilitators are both warmly welcome!

No matter how small or big your talent or experience, you will learn how to use small details to make large spaces look clear, attractive, and lively. You will be working in small groups and both trainers will take plenty of time to answer your questions and guide you into the world of visual language with guidance and techniques suited to fit your individual progress.


Holding the pen and drawing the line: How do I draw clean lines and structure my space on the flip chart?

Graphics and text containers: How do I create simple arrows and connecting elements from basic geometric shapes in order to present related topics? Which text containers (e.g. speech bubbles) can be used to support which kinds of messages?


Objects and symbols: How do I draw simple symbols to underline messages? What is essential, what can be left out?

Figures: What easy ways does bikablo® provide to draw people, roles, groups and situatiions?


Color and space: What are simple and fast options to color elements and spaces in a quick and simple way that supports the graphic structure?

Writing: how do I improve my handwriting on the flip chart to make it more legible and attractive?

Live scribing: How can I use easy step-by-step techniques to record a dialogue in real-time and enhance a recorded poster with a key visual?

Posters and settings: How do I combine the ingredients (graphics, writing, symbols, figures, and color) to create to the point visual translations of content and meaningful posters for different purposes (welcome, agenda, instructions, group work)?


Brandy Agerbeck interviews your co-trainer Frank Wesseler at EuViz in Brussels:
  As referenced in the interview, read Martin Haussman's article (PDF), "The Thermal Lift of Visualizaion: How to empower people in visual thinking, learning and co-creation," from the anthology, Drawn Together Through Visual Practice.

Your trainers Carola Keitel and Frank Wessler
Learn more about your dynamic duo on their tour's team page and through their tour blog.

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Cost: $990 including tuition, breakfast, lunch, snacks and a bikablo StarterSet (at right) to keep.

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Your Chicago host is Brandy Agerbeck of

"I couldn't be happier that Carola and Frank are bringing the bikablo methods to us in the United States. Years ago, they gave me the great opportunity to teach an advanced workshop. Before I taught the next day, I popped into the last hours of this two-day workshop.

"I was blown away with the sophistication of the visual thinking the participants developed with these techniques in this short time. This workshop is not to be missed! I am eager to learn too.

"Last year, I had the pleasure of interviewing friend and colleague Martin Haussmann at bikablo akademie for our anthology Drawn Together Through Visual Pracitice, read more about the thermal lift that will rise your visual thinking skills."

Click here to see the bikablo tour site and all the tour dates. Hope to see you in Chicago, August 7-8, 2017!