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Be a Graphic Facilitator


Imagine (when you can go back to work again) running sessions and workshops full of impact, delivering the outcomes you need. People remember your key messages and your sessions become a talking point. This is graphic facilitation.

This a course that could change your working life!


If you want to take your facilitation skills to the next level, this online course gives you a heap of visual tools and techniques that you'll be able to start using in your workshops, meetings and training sessions straight away (or when you can next do these events again).

If you want your team to join in with you then get in touch for a group discount.

Places are strictly limited to a small group per course, to ensure you get the best individual attention from your tutor. Once each class is full, we'll close registration.

This is a 12 week, 28 lesson, semi-live course in the Academy. You go through lessons at your own pace with tutor support and feedback and a completion certificate. Allow for approximately 5 hours a week of reading, drawing and reflection time at a time that suits you, from home.


Next start dates:

  • 8th September 2020 - 12-week term


At a glance:

Format: Online self-paced learning from home with additional live community group and individual tutor feedback.
Individual feedback: Yes - tutor feedback on all the work you share throughout the course
Duration of course: 12 weeks
Quantity of work: approx 5 hours per week
Certificate: Yes
Class size: Strictly limited to just 20 places - booking closes when full



£583.33 (+UK Tax where applicable = £700).

You can bundle with Be a Graphic Facilitator for a discounted bundle price of £1000 (+UK Tax if applicable = £1200). You can then choose to take one course in early 2021.

Here’s a quick run through some of the tools and techniques we cover each week:

Drawing Skills

Complete these foundation exercises and you'll have the drawing skills you need to get started. If you have completed the Boot Camps already you can skip ahead straight to Week 1.

Week 1 - Basics

This week we'll finish the basics - looking at the equipment you can use and taking a look at adding colour and text.

Week 2 - Start Well

This week we'll explore how to add some visual magic to the start of your sessions, getting creative with some simple tools and advice, setting the room up and laying the ground rules

Week 3 - Plan

This week we'll explore some different ways to use visual journeys in your group sessions, with story lines and road maps

Week 4 - Flipchart Hacks

A flipchart is a standard piece of kit in many a workshop, but how can you use it to the max? This week gives you 4 simple hacks that will transform your flipchart use.

Week 5 – Templates

Visual Templates can be tricky to get used to, and require some extra preparation before a session, but once you've cracked them, they're invaluable.

Week 6 – Plan and Review

This week I'm going to show you a couple of different tools that are useful to help groups look backwards to reflect and review, and also look forwards to plan ahead.

Week 7 - Groups #1

As a facilitator you're going to enjoy these 3 tools for working with your groups. We will look at Open Space sessions, how to run a group mind map and visual tools to generate lots of ideas in a session.

Week 8 - PAUSE

We'll take the time here to review what you've done so far, and set yourself up for completing the course.

Week 9 - Groups #2

This week we'll look at facilitating Focus Groups and I'll share with you a tool to help you show progress from the start to the end of your session.

Week 10 - Finish Well

This week I'll share my tips on how to close a session well, suggestions for adding value after a session and also explore some of the challenges of running visual workshops.

Week 11 - Big Project

This week is one big practical exercise - use all the skills you've practised and tools you've learnt for your self-chosen Big Project. The more IRL the better.

Week 12 - Meta Record

This is your chance to review how you've progressed on the course and create a visual poster of your achievement.


What makes this course so special is the individual attention you get from your expert tutor. You will get individual feedback and suggestions for how to improve your work as you progress through the course. This is not a mass group generic Q&A, but actual 1-1 attention, feedback and advice from an industry expert throughout the course.

This online course is the equivalent to well over a week of face-to-face training with Cara Holland, giving you over £5,000 of training and support… with all the benefits of online flexible learning from home. It’s the best of both worlds.

BONUS: Whilst you’re waiting for your supported course to start, we also open up the Draw More Boot Camp and Next Level Boot Camp (worth £60) for free for you to kickstart your drawing practice, ready for the course.

Here’s a final reminder of the amazing value of this course package:

  • Be a Graphic Facilitator 28 Lessons in 12 modules, go at your own pace
  • Complete over 12 weeks in the Graphic Change Academy
  • Commit 5 hours a week (8 hours a week if you combine with Be a Graphic Recorder), or do more or less to suit your situation
  • Individual support from a real, experienced, practitioner, Cara Holland, with Ask the Tutor function.
  • Group support from your cohort in private Pinterest Group where you can share your work, see the work of others and get feedback from Cara Holland and your peers (optional)
  • Downloadable Certificate upon completion of the course (once your tutor has checked your work)
  • + Access to resources in the Graphic Change Academy
  • + BONUS Draw More Boot Camp 5 lesson course
  • + BONUS Next Level Boot Camp 8 lesson course



  • £583.33 (+UK Tax if applicable= £700)
  • You can bundle with Be a Graphic Recorder for a discounted bundle price of £1000 (+UK Tax if applicable=£1200). You can then choose to take one course in early 2021.


Next course starts:

  • 8th September 2020 – 12-week term


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