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Evening Program | "So You Think You Can't Draw?"

  • 22 Mar 2017
  • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Founders Hall, GMU Arlington Campus, Rm 207
  • 5


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Program Description: A hands-on graphic jam designed to build your own visual vocabulary.

Presenter: Brian Tarallo, Managing Director, Lizard Brain Solutions

What is a visual vocabulary? A visual vocabulary is a mental English-to-visuals dictionary of ideas and icons. With a little practice, you can pull out your visual vocabulary at a moment’s notice and see the value of visuals yourself.

What is the value of visuals?

80% of your brain’s capacity is dedicated to visual processing. As David Sibbet, the founder of the Grove Consultants, wrote, "People are primed to use visual language." Studies of groups by John Sweller and the Wharton School of Business found that:

  • Visuals improve problem-solving by 19%.
  • Visuals produce 22% of the tension in 13% less time. 
  • Visuals speed up decision-making by 64%.
  • Visuals reduce meeting time by 24%.
  • Visuals improve consensus by 21% 
  • Visuals persuade 17% more participants. 

Brian Tarallo, Managing Director of Lizard Brain Solutions will introduce participants to the basics of graphic facilitation, increase your confidence in your drawing skills, and provide you with the needed tools to start your own visual vocabulary. In addition, Brian will instruct you on techniques that can be used immediately in your own facilitation practices (flip charting, facilitating, and OD interventions). Lastly, Brian will discuss opportunities for further develop of your graphic facilitation and recording skills.

By the close of this workshop you will:

1. Improve your facilitation skills with the use of drawings

2. Learn new techniques for flip charting in your OD practice

3. Create your own visual library of icons

What more could you want? Brian will provide all participants with materials to help you excel in your flipchart practices; add drawings to your facilitations, and provide a visual library of icons.   

Hope to see you there!

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Location: Founders Hall, GMU Arliington, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Room 207, Arlington, VA 22201


615-645 PM | Networking & Light Appetizers

6:45-8:45 PM | Evening Program

Presenter: Brian Tarallo, Managing Director, Lizard Brain Solutions    

Brian Tarallo is the Managing Director of Lizard Brain Solutions. He is a Grove Consultants Associate, a sponsoring member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP), and an International Association of Facilitators Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). In 2014, he delivered “What’s Wrong With This Picture” at TEDxLizardCreek, on the power of doodling. “What’s Wrong With This Picture” has been viewed over 10,000 times. 

  • 15 years of experience in facilitation, strategic planning, leadership development and training, organizational development, team development, project management, and visual consulting
  • MBA focusing in Development and Finance
  • International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF)
  • Certified to deliver the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • TEDx speaker (TEDxLizardCreek 2014)

Trained and experienced in delivering the Grove Consultants’ Strategic Visioning, Kinesthetic Modeling, Lego® Serious Play®, Crucial Conversations, the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, the Organizational Cultural Assessment Indicator, Social Styles, the Tuckman Model of Team Development, the Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance Model, and Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team.   

**Registration: We strongly encourage everyone to pre-register for planning purposes.*** 


Registration Fee 

Before March 22, 2017

At the Door

CBODN Members 






For any questions, please contact lynnorosco@gmail.com

*Refunds will not be issued within 48 hours of an event as catering and other event related costs are associated with registration at that time.

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