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Visual Leadership

A Program in Graphic Facilitation for Consultants, Teachers, Leaders, Facilitators, Project Managers, and anyone in between

Used in meetings, workshops and similar settings, graphic facilitation is a visual leadership tool that promotes engagement, builds awareness and creates alignment among team members.


This is a beginner course in graphic facilitation and Gestalt leadership concepts. No particular drawing skills are required. Work with expert facilitators from Image Think and our GISC faculty to learn how you can use visual tools to energize meetings and improve your skills managing differences on teams.

You will use simple drawing techniques and materials will be provided. Together, participants and presenters will create a safe learning environment where you are free to experiment and explore new ways of communicating.

Through exercises, case studies, and reflection, you will gradually hone your skills and develop materials that can be used in your current work or volunteer projects. After the workshop, you will be able to create visual presentations, plan a project visually, and help lead the members of your organization or team in meaningful dialogue and reflection.


During this course, you will learn strategic tools that will help you to:

Visualize ideas and stimulate participation

  • Present your ideas visually and get buy-in from your leaders, team members, partners or clients
  • Use templates and learning maps to engage colleagues or stakeholders in idea development and decision making to ensure high level of ownership
  • Make complex issues understandable by making the connections visible


Clarify and align goals, actions, and outcomes

  • Increase the ability of your group to envision the future and to create a shared picture of what it looks like
  • Use visual tools to help your team and partners to get on the same page with clear goals, roles and commitments


Increase your leadership impact

  • Energize meetings
  • Improve skills managing difference on teams


This program is designed for anyone who wants to learn to incorporate graphic facilitation and visuals as a tool for greater effectiveness in leading and engaging groups. It is appropriate for leaders at all levels, facilitators, trainers, teachers, consultants and other professionals.


Program Leaders

Nora Herting MFA, is an award-winning artist and co-founder of ImageThink—a multimillion-dollar business that transforms how organizations meet their goals and thrive through visual facilitation of all kinds.

Nora is passionate about expanding people’s definition of creativity—It’s also what makes Nora respected for exceeding the expectations of some of the world’s biggest brands as a visual strategist, in-demand speaker and entrepreneur.

ImageThink's impact on businesses—and her own entrepreneurial journey—have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, INC. and Entrepreneur. Nora co-authored Draw Your Big Idea an Amazon best-seller.  


Sky Freyss-Cole is a facilitator and process consultant who leads individuals, organizations and communities through change and development. She studied at the Global College of Long Island University as well as the KaosPilots International School in Denmark. Sky has lived and worked around the world. She continues to work locally and internationally while based here on Cape Cod.




Dates and Fees:

Visual Leadership

- A Course in Graphic Facilitation -

August 7-9, 2019
Wednesday, 9 am
Friday, 4pm


GISC Member: $1,645

Massachusetts organizations: 50% tuition reimbursement is available for organizations with fewer than 100 employees. Click here for information about how to apply for a Massachusetts Express Grant.
CE Hours:

Faculty: Nora Herting
  Sky Freyss-Cole
Location South Wellfleet, Cape Cod Massachusetts, USA

2019 Room Block - Rates Valid through June 21st


Mention "GISC Visual Leadership" when booking by telephone or use links below.


Four Points by Sheraton:

Click here to book your special GISC Visual Leadership group rate for your stay, August 6-10, at the Four Points by Sheraton. Rate $218-$248/night plus taxes & fees. Or call 508-255-5000 and mention group.


For Ocean Park Inn, Eastham

Call (508)255-1132 and mention group or use access code GESTALT online. Rate $155 weeknight, $170 Friday, plus taxes and fees.


We have negotiated special rates for this program with the Four Points by Sheraton, and at the Ocean Park Inn, Eastham, for check-in August 6, check-out August 10.


Please note: August is high tourist season on Cape Cod.


Please book your lodging today!





“I am leaving totally energized with a new perspective and tool to take my work to another level. This is the best program I've taken in a very long time!”
Nancy Hardaway, PCC
President, Listening 2 Leaders


Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900