Visual Strategies

VISUAL STRATEGIES offers 3 unique online courses

Each 2 hour online course takes a peer-to-peer learning approach and is packed with creative activities. Participants are guided in developing their visual thinking skills to become better equipped at organising information in a meaningful and memorable way. All courses are stand-alone so you can pick what best suits your needs. You do not need to know how to draw. All you need is a desire for creative learning in a friendly environment. Each course is limited to 30 participants.

This course will focus on helping participants practice taking rich visual notes. Participants wishing to explore a creative way of taking meaningful notes to support their learning path or work experience will find this course highly useful.

What will we do?

  • Explore creative ways of synthesising ideas into visuals
  • Practice mapping information 
  • Experiment with colour and visual accents to show emotional expression

Participants gain practical tools that they can use to:

  • sharpen their active listening skills
  • organise their notes in a meaningful way
  • remember more 

This course will focus on helping participants use visuals as a collaborative tool as well as how to represent processes in a visually engaging way. Participants who develop on-boarding processes, customer journey maps, use design thinking or facilitate group work will find this course most fruitful. 

What will we do?

  • Structure processes in a meaningful way
  • Explore using the visual map as a learning tool
  • Create visual templates to increase group participation and engagement

Participants gain practical tools that they can use to:

  • organise information so it is relatable and easy to follow for the group
  • boost the collaborative process by fostering new forms of interaction
  • create an enabling environment for welcoming new perspectives 
  • help harness collective intelligence 

This course will focus on helping participants deconstruct complex ideas into meaningful and memorable visuals. Participants who deliver presentations,  develop visual aids or communication materials to a diverse audience will find this course highly beneficial. 

What will we do?

  • Deconstruct and cluster information with intention 
  • Explore creating visual metaphors
  • Discover the possibilities of leveraging visual thinking techniques

Participants gain practical tools that they can use to:

  • solve communication challenges
  • present complex ideas with confidence
  • boost their message and grab audience attention
  • inspire their audience to take action

What is visual thinking?

Visual thinking is a way to organise ideas to be more efficient in our ability to think and communicate. It’s a creative way to simplify complex ideas to make them understandable and memorable.

Visual thinking is quickly gaining popularity as a tool to help solve large, complex problems,  discover innovative solutions, capture and share meeting outcomes, learning and visioning. Adding visually-oriented thinking techniques to your skill set is one of the most powerful ways to help in your learning or add value to your work.

Visual thinking combines the following theories:

  • The Picture Superiority Effect: Symbolising information through the layout of words and images.
  • Spatial Intelligence: The ability to discover meaning by visualising with the mind’s eye.
  • Pattern Recognition: The ability to match information to find connections.

Utilising simple tools like pen and paper and the desire to learn is all it takes to apply visual thinking. I deliver fun informal workshops encouraging participants to practice visual thinking in their lives and work.

You do not need to know how to draw. All you need is a desire to learn and think creatively in a friendly environment.

For students, visual thinking helps:

  • active listening
  • promote learning
  • remembering more

For working professionals, visual thinking helps:

  • deconstruct complex ideas
  • map out ideas to gain deep insights
  • build team alignment

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What do they say about the training?

It surprising how symbols and drawing come spontaneously and allows a clearer thinking process and better workflow. Now every time I have new ideas or a new concept, I try to translate them into visuals instead of words. And the best thing is that it is actually great fun too! I strongly recommend following Christopher’s training as using visual thinking can be helpful for any of your projects. ­ – Janita Govinden, Communication Consultant & Project Manager

We really had a blast with Christopher, a master in visual storytelling. I would never have thought it was so easy to sum up a story by doodling and scribbling on a white sheet of paper. It gives you a broader vision and suddenly makes everything clear and frighteningly easy. ­ – Marie Laenen, Web Content Ninja

This training taught me that you don’t need to be an artist to share ideas visually. I am now convinced that visual tools help create structure and make presentations more understandable with an impact. ­ – Julien Petitjean, Project Engineer

The coolest thing I learned from this fun training was the importance of communicating ideas visually. I realized that visual communication has more benefits than a regular power point presentation or speech. Plus, Christopher is great trainer! – Sinouhe Nunes, Young Professional

The training gave me the confidence to wield the power of a structured design approach to ideation solutions as a definite add­on skill. Will definitely recommend it to my budding entrepreneur friends. This is a skill that can be easily learned and can one­up a formal PowerPoint presentation any day. ­ – Roychowdury Meghdut, Student