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Skills Workshop | Visual Thinking & Facilitation Using Bikablo

Saturday, January 16, 2021 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
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Skills Workshop | Visual Thinking & Facilitation Using Bikablo

IIBA® Ottawa-Outaouais is pleased to invite you to a 2-hour online workshop titled Visual Thinking & Facilitation Using Bikablo, as part of the Chapter's Skills Workshops - a professional development series designed specifically for business analysts by business analysts.

Overview and Purpose

When working in groups and teams, we are all seeking better ways of communicating our ideas, engaging others in a meaningful way, and finding approaches to make our information stick. 

It is a well-known fact that humans are visual creatures, yet many adults and professions do not leverage this as they have the belief they cannot draw/sketch/or visualize. Bikablo® is a simple, structured approach to visualization that can teach anyone to draw. If you can write the letters of the alphabet, draw lines and basic shapes, you can visualize. In this experiential session, you will be introduced to the bikablo technique. Please bring a notebook or paper, a pen and your favorite highlighter or colored marker so you can put your rediscovered visualization skills to work.    

If you have never heard of Bikablo®, but are curious to learn more, check it out

Workshop Objectives

  • Understand what visual thinking & visual facilitation is and how it could be used to support your work.
  • Understanding the building blocks of the bikablo® visualization technique.
  • Learn how to draw visualization elements such as containers, icons, and figures.
  • Learn a technique for building your own visual vocabulary.
  • Create a visual concept that you can use in your work.

Who should attend

Open to all BA professionals.


The event will be online using Zoom. Participants are expected to have some paper, pens and highlighters or markers to fully participate in the session. The event will be a combination of facilitator lead instruction and break out activities.

  • Welcome/Introduction
  • Check-In Activity
  • Theory on Visualization
  • Follow-along Drawing
  • Visual Vocabulary Exercise
  • Visual Concept Exercise
  • Wrap-up and Q&A


Each attendee at this workshop will be awarded 2 Continuing Development Units towards recertification.


$20.00 for IIBA OO Chapter Members | $25.00 for Non-members


Online via Zoom

Door Prize

Starter Kit of markers will be mailed to the winner.

About the facilitator

medium_jill_langer.jpg Jill Langer is a facilitator, trainer, and learning experience designer. She has over 15 years of experience, planning, designing, and facilitating learning for adults to help organizations and individuals reconnect with their curiosity, creativity, and innovation skills to solve problems. She is a co-founder of an education foundation in Calgary, Canada called InceptionU.

Jill has a business degree from the University of Calgary, a certificate in Adult Learning with a specialization in Workplace Learning, certified as a Prosci® Change Management professional and is a certified trainer for the bikablo global trainer team.


To register, please use the Register Now button.

Registration closes on January 15.


Event Details: 
Skills Workshop | Visual Thinking & Facilitation using the Bikablo
Event Location: 
Virtual via Zoom
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20.00 CAD