Visual Strategy Facilitation Skills

Supercharge your strategy meetings, and help your strategy gather momentum, not gather dust. 

1-day in person training workshop, with Ben Crothers of Bright Pilots from Sydney, Australia

Visualize your strategy

Two dates

  📆 10 October

or 11 October, 2024


Nijkerk (30 mins from Utrecht)

The Netherlands 🇳🇱


 💶 €650 

Earlybird price: €520!


Signed The Visual Connection

Certificate of completion

What you will learn

Get everyone on the same page, by drawing that page

Drawing skills

Simple but powerful ways to draw elements of strategy

Analytical skills

Templates and methods to sort the signal from the noise

Facilitation skills

Tricks and tips to run better strategy meetings

Persuasion skills

Techniques to get your stakeholders aligned and happy

Draw your way out of these common problems

    You and your team don’t have to suffer these problems anymore:
    • Unproductive offsites and other strategy meetings, with nothing to show for all the talk
    • Spending way too long making strategy decks that are hard to understand and remember
    • Not enough alignment with decision-makers and stakeholders

Who should attend

Who should attend

This immersive training day is ideal for:

  • Senior Leaders, Project Managers and Change Managers
    who want to boost their influence and strategic leadership skills
  • Team Leaders
    who want to bridge the gap from your organisation’s strategy to their roadmap
  • Business analysts
    who have to simplify and communicate masses of complex information
  • Facilitators and Consultants
    who want to add more tools to their existing toolkit
  • Product Managers and Product Owners
    who want to boost product storytelling skills


Basic package

  • 1 full day of in-depth action-packed collaborative learning
  • Time to apply what you learn to your own work to help you reflect and take action
  • 15 visual template PDFs to use with your team after the training
  • A top-notch drawing kit to set you up for ongoing success

Training Upgrade

  • The World of Visual Facilitation - in hard copy and e-book formats
  • Presto Sketching - in hard copy and PDF formats
  • 1 hour post-training coaching session to help you make the most of your new skills
Valued at €550, for only €300 extra!


Loved the content and interactivity
Learning how to draw does not have to be a scary thing. Drawing at work using basic forms is something that everyone should master to be better communicators. Loved the content and interactivity. Ben is attentive, inclusive and full of great examples.

Customer Transformation Program Manager

For business leaders and facilitators

Highly recommend this course to business leaders and facilitators to bring their approach to strategy alive.

Andrew Bird, Director
Foundstone Advisory
Immediate utility and clarity

In three words: immediate utility and clarity. Ben’s delivery is welcoming and enthusiastic, and Ben shows incredible knowledge about the subject. I keep coming back to Ben’s courses; I learn more than struggling with most books.

Mark Woodyatt, Head of Operations

Your instructors

Ben Crothers

Ben Crothers

Master Facilitator, Creator of Atlassian Team Playbook, Author of Presto Sketching

Ben is from Sydney, Australia, and is renowned for his strategic facilitation, business illustration, and graphic recording. As a designer for over 25 years, he learned the importance of harnessing creativity, experimentation and learning, and whip-smart communication, to create products and services that are more usable, useful and enjoyable.

This background has made him an in-demand facilitator for over 15 years. As an independent consultant at Bright Pilots, he enjoys helping teams of all kinds find and solve problems better, think and communicate together better, and ship faster. Ben has been invested in better ways of working since 2010, and was one of the original creators of the much-loved Atlassian Team Playbook. He is also the author of Presto Sketching, as well as Draw in 4 and 50 Remote-Friendly Icebreakers.

Jeroen Blijsie

Jeroen Blijsie

Highly accomplished trainer, visual facilitator, author of The World of Visual Facilitation and founder of The Visual Connection

Jeroen works with clients across a broad range of industries on issues surrounding collaboration, change and strategy. With a business and change management background, and his passion for representing large and smaller groups, he can use all his knowledge, experience and creativity to help teams solve complex challenges together in a variety of settings.

For Jeroen, strategic thinking and visual work are inextricably linked and provide overview, insight and the prospect of results.

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Visualize your strategy

How about VAT?

We invoice without VAT by default, thanks to our registration at CRKBO (Central Register of Short Vocational Education).

I feel I can't draw. Can I participate?

Don't worry! No drawing skills required. We start with a quick drawing exercise and we will work in prepared visual templates.