workshops and visual supports that deliver!
are Rob and Laurie Benn, neutral third-party, meeting facilitators and
We specialize in custom-designing and facilitating all sizes of
meetings and workshops and generating visual supports for those
the use of excellent facilitative processes
combined with an
innovative style of capturing key information and decisions (graphic recording),
we have excelled at helping groups of people come together, get solid
work done AND at the same time, genuinely enjoy doing it!
Since 1998, we have been designing and facilitating meetings and workshops
for Clients AND Participants that consistently receive high
Our ability to stay true to the four foundations of a Positive Culture
(respect, communication, participation and creativity) is key to this
We skillfully weave the best facilitation processes we
have gathered over the years into meaningful, interactive, productive
meetings and workshops for our Clients. We consciously design
energetic, dynamic meetings and workshops that respectfully engage and
encourage Participants AND that reach the desired outcomes of the
Language and Graphics’
throughout our work, is another reason Clients and Participants tell us
our workshops and meetings are so successful. This
style of capturing
important information and ideas as they unfold enables ‘visual
learning’ – the most powerful learning style, as 85% of us ARE visual
learners! Graphic Recording in meetings and workshops helps
Participants stay interested, focused, on task and able to arrive at
good decisions together faster!
If you are looking for:
- experienced, neutral, third-party facilitators
- innovative natural facilitation methods that fully
- collaborative and productive meetings and workshops
- energetic processes that deliver excellent results ...
us to discuss how we can
best serve you.
The Four Parts of a Positive Culture
and Rob Benn, co-graphic facilitators
(based in Southern Alberta)
Benn, B.F.A. and Laurie Benn, B.Ed., work together in the Positive
Culture Company based out of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Since 1998 they
have been successfully providing graphic facilitation and visual
language services to individuals and groups in the private, government
and not-for-profit sectors across Alberta, in parts of Ontario,
Saskatchewan and the USA. Rob is Past President of the IFVP –
International Forum of Visual Practitioners www.ifvp.org where the
Organization’s Mission is to support and promote the Practitioner along
with growing the Visual Practitioner field.
comes from a teaching background (Kindergarten to Adult Ed) and brings
a wealth of experience designing and delivering dynamic processes and
activities that help people to work together, share information and
ideas and arrive at valuable learnings and meaningful decisions.
comes from a Community Development background and as an Artist,
combines his drawing skills with his many years of experience working
with groups to bring about change, embrace new ideas and find the best
ways of achieving goals and outcomes.
Melanie David, our affiliate team member (now
in Medicine Hat!)
Melanie David, BA (Cognitive
has been a graphic recorder for three years. As a graphic recorder, She
‘scribes’ in real time, the processes, discussions and plans as they
emerge from a facilitated group using visual language. Melanie works
closely with the facilitator before the event to orchestrate how her
skills can best be utilized by the group. http://drawn2success.ca/
Melanie's clients have included:
- Kraft Canada- Blue Mountain
- Alpha Chimp Studios
- the Potential Group
- The United Way, Peele region
- Parks Canada
- Kraft Canada- Toronto
A World where work is seriously
FUN and Productive!
in Southern Alberta, Canada we are meeting faciliatators who provide
outstanding visual language services locally, nationally and
we embrace the four parts of a