Learn to draw!
You don't need to be an artist to explain your ideas in a drawing. Visual Facilitation is about explaining your thoughts in text and pictures. Let's reactivate our drawing skills!
You will learn how to create awesome presentations without PowerPoint just with a pen and how to explain your thoughts effectively on a flip chart or whiteboard.
Draw for you!
Every conference, training or team workshop will end! Why not create an unforgettable visual summary of the event. You will remember much more of the event because you were part of the creation process.
Additionally, add the visual summary to your written handout. In this way you combine visual with verbal thinking!
In just over a minute, our new video clearly communicates a business model many of us have struggled to explain for years! Marcel was fun to work with, and helpful in turning our receptionist into our voice over girl. So much so that she may consider leaving us for a new career. Good one Marcel.
Marcel really opened our eyes up to what is possible with visual recording. We learned how important it was to have a clear brief on what the sessions would involve and what we wanted captured. Marcel was then able to recommend the best way forward for our needs. Marcel’s skill in interpreting and visualising everything during the workshop sessions was impressive, and the resulting wall piece was everything we’d hoped for (particularly to keep discussions going long after the workshops had ended, plus standing alone as a form of ‘analysis’ that we couldn’t possibly have captured ourselves while facilitating the sessions). I’d highly recommend Marcel’s work. Kate Goodwin, User Experience Specialist, HeathWallace, Melbourne
I have been fortunate to work with Marcel for the past 4 months when he was a Scrum Master. I found Marcel to be very competent, creative and self-driven. He did a fantastic job managing the team, building and developing the team relationship. Marcel brought a lot of ideas to our team to motivate the team and make the team stronger. He is a very good team-worker and has a great sense of humour. He has a really unique way of thinking by visualising thoughts which makes it really easy for the team to understand. I am happy that I have the privilege of working with Marcel and I will be very happy to work with him again in the future.
My name is Mirjam Stamm. I am the CEO of Copra System GmbH based in Berlin and Sasbachwalden. Copra System GmbH develops documentation software for the anesthesia and intensive care area of hospitals. In August 2010 we contacted it-agile GmbH and got in contact with Marcel van Hove. From September 2010 until end of December 2011 Marcel worked as a Scrum consultant at Copra System GmbH.
In the beginning Marcel van Hove trained our developer teams and consultants in Scrum. He trained a new employee to become the Scrum Master of the teams and coached the Product Owner on his new job.
Later he introduced Kanban in the system administration and in customer project management.
Marcel van Hove moderated company wide Open Spaces to improve the whole company. He facilitated one Open Space by creating a big drawing (2×3 meters) of the session results during the day. This drawing serves us as a reminder for continuous improvement.
Marcel van Hove is an experienced Scrum and Kanban Consultant with a great positive and energetic habit. He can motivate teams even in difficult situations. I can highly recommend him as an agile consultant.
Marcel has a strong focus on delivering great quality of work. I must say, it’s been a pleasure working with Marcel on a project to deliver an MYOB animated video, where our top of mind was to engage my audience and help them understand why our product could benefit them. With Marcel’s expertise and easy going work ethic, it’s amazing how fast he can deliver flawless work. I didn’t even need a revision, great work and I look forward to working with Marcel in the near future.
In spring 2014 I attended Marcel’s bikablo® visual facilitation training. The training is a very well spent day of practical tips and tricks that has significantly added to my toolkit for facilitating client sessions. Basic skills if taught well can be perceived as advanced skills to audiences.
I attended Marcel’s Bikablo training course in November 2014. It was fantastic and the results are really rewarding. Marcel makes the course fun, interactive and hands on. By the end of the training day i was totally able to sketch the Bikablo way :). I would definitely recommend Marcel’s Bikablo training course.
Marcel’s Bikablo Visual Facilitation course was a great experience! The techniques he uses are amazing because they enable anyone to draw eye catching pictures without being able to actually draw previously. Marcel was a great teacher, with attention to detail and a passion for art excellence. Highly recommend this course to any Facilitator,
Recently I attended the two day Bikablo Visual Facilitation training – for someone like me who previously drew very little, this training was a godsend! Not only did it uplift my confidence in drawing, the training also gave me various tools and techniques that I could easily practise and use in my facilitation sessions. There were also several reference books suggested for further enrichment of drawing and visual facilitation skills. The pace of the course over the two days was even and the facilitators certainly made it interesting with some fun group activities.
Overall, I would highly recommend this training course for anyone that is involved with facilitation – be it as a facilitator or as a participant.
Marcel’s bikablo® visual facilitation training brings your drawing skills to life – yes, yours!!! You may walk in to the program feeling like an absolute novice (I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler!) but I promise you will walk out with the skills to put your thoughts on paper in the clearest, funkiest, most visually attractive way!Well worth the investment, you will receive several practical tips and tricks that will significantly boost your facilitator toolkit. With his extraordinary facilitation skills Marcel will include you in the program and guide you to greatness as if you were the only person in the room – cannot recommend this program or Marcel highly enough – thank you! thank you! THANK YOU!!
I’ve attended a one day workshop with Marcel a couple of months ago and I’m glad I did. In one single day I’ve learnt the basic techniques of visual facilitation in a clever, relaxed and fun manner thanks to Marcel great people and technical skills. Since then I had to pleasure to apply the knowledge acquired at my role at AGL and make my role more fun, creativity and engaging to myself and my stakeholders. Such a good investment of my time, energy and money! Thanks Marcel. Please keep up sharing this amazing tool for a better corporate world.
Marcel is an excellent, generous and talented @Bikablo trainer and facilitator. I had the pleasure of attending his course and was able to add value at work straight away by using it in retrospectives, team purpose facilitation, inception workshops and initiative launches. I can highly recommend Marcel’s rich knowledge and experience in this field and his ability to teach and mentor others to become excellent Visual Facilitators.
Marcel believes that a group of people drawing together on a whiteboard can change the world. He loves high-performing teams and therefore coaches teams everyday.
He likes to share his experience in his trainings, as a speaker at conferences and as the host of a user group.
He produced serveral videos explaining agile practices, principles and lean thinking using visual facilitation technics.
When he is not drawing he loves to meditate and travels around the world.