Visual Meetings: How Graphics Can Transform Group Productivity

  • 01 Jun 2011
  • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • University of St. Thomas, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis Opus Hall (MOH) 201


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Presenter: David Sibbet


Do you wish you had a better way to run all the meetings you have?  Do you wish you could not only be very productive but also have fun in the process?  Is your organization putting pressure on people to be more innovative?  These are some of the challenges people who run meetings are facing in the work world.  These are some of the needs that gave rise to the practice of visual meetings.

In his new book, Visual Meetings:  How Graphics, Sticky Notes & Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity, David Sibbet writes:  I am very concerned that people seem to be more polarized and disconnected, with civil discourse degrading in democracies and conflict and authoritarianism rising as tempting alternatives.  I am also concerned about pressures at work and in the classroom.  Responding to the complexity and scale of changes in the economy and the environment is starting to outstrip our capabilities.  Running our organization lean, with slim or no travel budgets, and less and less time for real dialogue and engagement is challenging the quality of communications.  I think that what I am calling Visual Meetings is a direct response.” 

About this Program
Join David Sibbet on June 1st where you will:

•    Directly experience using graphics, sticky notes, & idea mapping
•    See demonstrations of how tablets can support visual meeting on-line
•    Develop an action plan for applying visual meetings in your work
•    Connect and network using the very tools you came to hear about

This session will provide you with greater clarity regarding the importance of Visual Meetings in imagining opportunities, engaging groups, thinking BIG picture, and enacting real change.

Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes & Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity has been a best seller since last August. David Sibbet is a world leader in graphic facilitation and visual thinking and draws on more than 40 years of experience as a pioneering designer, consultant and trainer. In this MNODN presentation, he will share his alchemy for designing and conducting memorable meetings that unlock creativity, collaboration, and breakthrough thinking.

About the Presenter
David Sibbet is president and founder of The Grove Consultants International, a San-Francisco based firm that supports organizations, teams and individuals to envision their futures and deal with change. He was involved with the growth of Apple Computer in the 1980s, consulting on their Leadership Expeditions and Apple University. He facilitated the change management team at National Semiconductor during its turnaround in 1990. He has worked at HP and Agilent for many years, leading strategic visioning sessions for groups and divisions and developing leadership programs and change projects. He and the Grove also facilitated the community visioning processes connected with the conversion of the Presidio to the National Park. In his work with corporate and nonprofit clients across the U.S. and Europe, David applies his unique management models, tools, and process to tackle complex issues, support change, and innovate. Check out his TEDx presentation on the subject: or his blog at


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