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Illustrating Ideas: Simple Drawings with Big Meaning

September 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Jeanette taking illustrated notes at TOCAI19

Jeanette taking illustrated notes at the 2019 Annual Institute

In order to “light the torch” we need a spark! This session is designed to spark ideas through simple drawings. Many people say they can’t draw, claiming, “I can’t even draw a stick figure!” But drawing is a skill everyone can learn. Best of all, it’s a skill that integrates visual, motor, and semantic information which can help you:

  • Explain complex issues and processes
  • Generate ideas
  • Bring clarity
  • Create cohesive memories

In this session, you will learn six basic “seed” shapes that will help you draw anything. You will also learn how to use simple drawings to enhance your facilitation skills, boost your visuals, and create memorable and useful tools for learning!

This program covers topics in the Innovation track.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) covered in this session: Leading Change (Creativity and Innovation, Vision) and Results Driven (Problem Solving).

Jeanette Passons PhotoJeanette Passons is an instructional designer who loves to enhance the training she creates with fun and compelling visuals. Jeanette began her journey in the field of instructional design as a foreign language instructor in the U.S. Air Force. She has continued to bring her unique style of training visuals to the Defense Intelligence Agency, the FBI, and now the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Jeanette uses a variety of techniques- sketch-noting, whiteboard animation, graphic recording- to convey complex ideas with simple drawings. She is a compulsive doodler and is never without pen & paper.


September 10, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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