Visualisation and visual facilitation is a (new) method to make content and process visible in realtime. Be it in presentations, workshops, coaching sessions, trainings and meetings – whenever people engage in dialogue, are working together and want to learn from each other in an impactful way. Bikablo® is our brand that opens the door to the world of visual thinking and dialogue.
In our trainings we introduce you to basic and advanced skills, tools and methodologies for meaningful visualisation. Whether as a trainer, coach, facilitator, consultant or (project) manager, you will start out working on techniques, visual ingredients and methods, together with other participants in a small group. Irrespective of your artistic talent, you will learn visual language that you can use for notes in small formats as well as for flip charts and pin boards. Our goal: For you to have fun and learn what you need to get going the next day!
How can I use visual facilitation?
Our experience, backed up by educational science, shows that people work together more effectively when they can follow their own process in graphics and are able to visually see the connections between issues. Visual facilitation means participative learning, exploration, and dialogue. Whoever works with visual facilitation values contributions from the group, promotes better understanding, and will achieve emotional, deeply relevant and sustainable results. The bikablo® akademie will guide you on your journey towards becoming a visualiser/visual facilitator and provide a broad range of training offers to further enhance your practice.
The bikablo® technique: Learn to visualise without previous drawing skills
During more than 10 years of practical experience we have developed a universally applicable visual language that anyone can learn: The bikablo® technique. Artistic talent is definitely not a prerequisite! There is a range of products based on the bikablo® brand which we develop in cooperation with our partner Neuland.
The basic idea behind the bikablo® technique: Visualisation (by contrast to the fine arts) is an everyday language consisting of vocabulary and grammar, which can be learnt like any other language. You learn how to express yourself visually via writing, symbols, figures, and graphics – and to use this visual technique in your everyday work.
The bikablo® brand
The bikablo® akademie is a training company based in Cologne, Germany, and pioneers the development of visual thinking and visual facilitation. In the last decade we have trained thousands of people to enrich their work and life with visualisation. Today, we work with an international trainer team to spread our knowledge worldwide.
bikablo® Visual dictionaries and materials: Our publications on visualisation are are bilingual in English and German. They are distributed exclusively by our partner Neuland, a manufacturer of quality facilitation equipment. You can purchase them in the Neuland webshop, and they are shipped internationally. Learn more
Why is bikablo® called bikablo®? Bikablo® is short for Bilder-Karten-Block (German for „picture card pad“) which was the name of our first visual dictionary. Today, it’s a brand and a registered trademark.
Our international training program
- bikablo® inhouse training in English, French, Dutch, Spanish or Italian conducted by the bikablo® akademie trainer team
- Open training sessions in Cologne, Germany conducted by the bikablo® akademie trainer team
- Open and inhouse training in Australia and New Zealand by certified bikablo® trainer Marcel van Hove