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Visual Meetings course


This is a course for both new and experienced facilitators who want to transform their group sessions, workshops, training or meetings into memorable, interactive visual sessions.

Whether your meeting is virtual or face-to-face, using visual tools gives everyone a big clue that this meeting, session, or workshop is going to be different. When we say ‘visual’ we’re really using a short code to sum up the beneficial traits of working visually: creativity, participation, activity, working together, working alone, ideating, solutionizing… you get the picture.

If you want to take your facilitation skills to the next level, this online course gives you key visual tools and techniques. You’ll be able to start using in your workshops, meetings and training sessions straight away, whether you’re working virtually or facilitating in-person events again.

At a glance…

Online course, any device, any time

6 self-led Lessons

Step-by-step lessons, videos, further resources

Pro tips – learn from years of experience

Digital tips – adapt techniques to online meetings

£145 (£174 incl UK VAT)


Private Ask the Tutor Q&A field in each lesson

Instant access upon purchase

Go at your own pace to fit in with your life

Open course with one year access

Individual course

Downloadable certificate

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 the NHS to Google and IKEA. She’s developed her own personal style and visual facilitation methods through trial and error and has put that learning into this course.

Developed from years of running face-to-face graphic facilitation training, this course is full of tips, techniques and insights Cara has learnt IRL, so that you can boost your facilitation skills with visual tools, techniques and templates.





What our students say

“I love your courses Cara. They are so…carefully paced to allow a rich learning experience which is manageable with a full time job. I really appreciate all the encouragement and support. Thank you.”

Karin H.

“The most valuable feature has been … sending you my work and receiving feedback… Your feedback has been extremely helpful and has helped me to see things I could not yet see.”

Greta R.

You’re ready for this course if…


I'm ready


you’re a new or experienced facilitator who wants to engage participants with visual tools and techniques for memorable sessions


you want practical templates you can prepare beforehand to leave you free to focus on delivering an engaging co-operative session on the day


you want the benefit of asking an experienced practitioner questions about technique and implementation when you try out the methods IRL

This course will give you

how-to guides to creating your own unique pre-prepared visual tools and templates for meetings

the confidence to start working more visually yourself, and encouraging your participants to join you


hacks, tips and techniques learnt over decades of delivering visual sessions that engage and deliver results

Course Content

In this course you’ll learn tried-and-tested tips, tricks and sound visual facilitation practice to make your meetings, participant sessions and workshops more effective by being more visual.

Each lesson will focus on a different visual tool to make your sessions more engaging, stimulating, participatory and ultimately fun…whilst still delivering tangible results and outputs.

Here’s an overview of the course content:

Drawing 101 - Free bonus foundation course!

Fast-track lessons to give you a foundation in functional drawing techniques:

  1. Shapes – containers and connectors
  2. Objects – drawing icons
  3. Buildings – building sets
  4. People – basic people, roles, emotions and diversity
  5. Colour – to structure, to highlight, to engage
  6. Text – headings, titles, text body
Visual Meeting Fundamentals

Exploring the benefits of a visual meeting

Visual Agendas

Step-by-step method to create a visual agenda that you can use as a guide throughout your facilitation session

Collaborative Agendas

Create and use this powerful one-sheet collaborative visual tool to use with your participants

Get them involved!

Simple but powerful techniques to encourage your participants to be more visual and collectively gain the benefits of working together visually

Parking Places

Create visual templates to give your participants somewhere to park their opinions, concerns and questions during a session

Visual Feedback

Use tried and tested step-by-step methods to create visual feedback tools for participants in your sessions

Welcome Set Up

Learn best practice for how to set up your meeting room to have a productive visual meeting

Flipchart Hacks

Useful Flipchart Hacks to take a simple flipchart (or blank digital screen) to an impactful next level

Further Learning Resources

Explore visual meetings further with our recommendations for books, articles, videos and related courses

Why we’re different

You’re already in the Academy so you may already know this, but just in case…

we don't do mass online training

– we see you as an individual and we keep our class sizes small so you get the support to succeed


this online course is tutor supported

– you can ask your tutor a question or post your work for feedback and your tutor will respond to you. Individually and directly

your tutor is an experienced practitioner

– so they’ve been there and done it IRL. They’re still doing it! This helps you deal with real world scenarios and learn tips, hacks and best practice from a professional graphic facilitator

our support is personal and direct

– when you email us at support you get a direct reply from a helpful person who responds to your individual needs. Try us out! If you have any questions about whether this course is right for you, email Natasha at

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