Visual Planning course
We need plans of all kinds in our business. Long term plans that can be shared with the organisation and short term disposable plans that help us have a productive day. Visual planning is a way of super-charging your planning practice.
We’ve used visual planning for years with clients to help organizations clarify their future activities. You can use these visual planning tools at every level, from you organising your next training session at your desk, to operational teams who need to plan their next programme of work, to senior management looking for effective ways to turn their visions into action.
In this course you follow step-by-step processes to learn to create impactful visual planning tools using simple drawings as templates so you can run more effective, engaging planning sessions.
Your tutor Cara Holland
Cara has been a visual facilitator for over 2 decades, working in the UK and around the world. She has built up a successful graphiking business with all kinds of organisations as clients, from Microsoft to DHL and Accenture. She has helped many clients to realize their vision for the future using powerful visual tools to both plan and show the output of planning.
Cara has used her practitioner experience to build this online course to put the power of visual planning tools into the hands of those who have to plan in their work.
What our students say
“Another fantastic course, Cara. Thank you! Incredibly useful and practical ideas, that I can start applying immediately. It provided a whole new framing for problem solving, moving away from an either/or mindset, to a creative and positive mindset.”
“Love, LOVE the way the programs are set up online – very engaging, multisensory and fun. Great work!”
You’re ready for this course if…
part of your role is planning, whether for projects, processes, teams or yourself
you want to enrich your planning sessions with engaging visual tools
you want the benefit of asking an experienced practitioner questions about technique and application when you try out the methods IRL
This course will give you
how-to guides to using visual tools to help individuals and teams clarify their plans
visual tools to enable people to spot connections and solutions
creative ways to structure your planning (even if you’re not in a creative industry / role)
Whether you’re planning a workshop, a budget or a programme of work, visual tools can make your planning more effective and engaging, encouraging co-creation, creative thinking and problem solving. If you want your plan to be deliverable, learn to draw it!
You can learn to use these visual tools with people at all levels, from operational teams who need to change how they do something, to senior management or board-level Directors, who need powerful and quick ways to clarify their visions, turn their strategies into action plans and create long term plans.
Drawing 101 - Free bonus foundation course!
Fast-track lessons to give you a foundation in functional drawing techniques:
- Shapes – containers and connectors
- Objects – drawing icons
- Buildings – building sets
- People – basic people, roles, emotions and diversity
- Colour – to structure, to highlight, to engage
- Text – headings, titles, text body
Visual Dictionary Booster
Boost your Visual Dictionary with Cara’s own hand-drawn icons from each lesson collated in one place for you to copy, adapt and be inspired by
3 Step Plan
Create a visual template to take yourself or someone else from challenge to solution with positive and achievable outcomes in just 3 steps
A versatile visual tool that helps you understand and identify your resources gaps, allowing you to plan and prioritize effectively
Develop a visual template for planning out operational cycles for individuals, teams or organisations
Use this storyboarding method to enhance walkthroughs, plan sessions and improve engagement and communication with stakeholders
Step-by-step method to creating the visual template and running a session around this hefty five-part tool. We think this is worth the cost of the course alone!
Use nothing more complicated than (real or virtual) sticky notes to plan visually
Group Mind Maps
Use this technique to get groups to unravel complicated subjects or problems
Further Learning Resources
Explore visual planning further with our recommendations for books, articles and videos
Visual Planning Course at a glance…
Online course, any device, any time
Instant access upon purchase
7 self-led Lessons
Step-by-step methods, videos, further resources
Pro tips – learn from years of experience
Digital tips – adapt to use visual plans in digital form
£195* single course or £445 for 3 course bundle (*£234 or £534 incl VAT)
Show your coursework for feedback and ask your tutor questions in a private Ask the Tutor area of each lesson
Track your progress from the start to the end of your course
Go at your own pace to fit in with your life
90 days tutor support
Downloadable completion certificate