(This blog was originally published at American Evaluation Association on April 9, 2021) Greetings AEA365! We are Katherine Haugh, Yumiko Kanemitsu and Keisuke Taketani, a group of individuals who are passionate about visual thinking and its applications in evaluation and adaptive learning. Yumiko is a Regional Evaluation Officer at the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme. KeisukeContinue reading “A New Visual Thinking Approach to Evaluation: Introducing EvaluVision by Keisuke Taketani, Katherine Haugh, Yumiko Kanemitsu”
I did my first virtual graphic facilitation last week, connecting around 30 participants from Myanmar, Thailand, France, and the Philippines. Here is what I learned from this experience. Quality of conversation: In a virtual workshop, communication flows from participants to facilitators, rather than among participants. ZOOM breakout rooms made people talk more in a group butContinue reading “Virtual graphic facilitation”
I was honored to facilitate an evaluation workshop of World Food Programme Bangladesh school feeding programme. A workshop in Cox’s Bazar, I tried to capture key findings of evaluation without using any text. Only images. Why? Participating parents from the community were illiterate. I wanted to make sure they understand what consultants say visually. DespiteContinue reading “Go Visual! Evaluation of school feeding programme in Bangladesh”
Recently, several of my clients hired videographers and photographers to record the workshop. The dynamics of graphic facilitation for me is that you don’t know what outcome will be at the end of the day. It is the spirit of co-creation. Everyone at the workshop including organizer, participants, and facilitator is all part of the processContinue reading “Let’s co-create”
Several participants at workshops and LinkedIn friends asked me about graphic recording and facilitation. Here is a brief summary of what I do. I do graphic recording and graphic facilitation. Graphic recording is when I visualise the conversation on the spot at conferences and workshops. Graphic facilitation, on the other hand, is a mixContinue reading “Basic elements of graphic facilitation”
I enjoyed a graphic facilitation of cross-cultural communication, particularly a session on AIKIDO last weekend. AIKIDO provides so much insights about being persuasive and non-confrontational in cultures like Philippines and Japan. Thanks @spiceworx_mnl
We make choices everyday. Small choices or big choices. Active choices (i.e. do something) or passive ones (not to do something). Big choices with big impact. This includes lifetime decisions such as marriage, jobs, and schools you go to. Small choices with big impact. What we eat and drink for lunch doesn’t seem to be a big choice,Continue reading “Power of choice”
What’s needed to modify behavior? Here is one idea from learning journey that I co-facilitated to promote Food and Healthy workplace in Bangkok. Intention comes first, then determination, and finally information.