Visual Facilitation Basics

bikablo® training for beginners

Meetings should be as short as possible while delivering great outcome. Drawing together is the best way to communicate efficiently and should be part of any great company culture. Do you facilitate meetings? A great drawing technique will enable you to facilitate your next meeting with inspiring drawings.

How does it work?

bikablo® is an easy to learn visualisation technique that helps you to facilitate meetings and workshops. You don’t need any drawing skills and after the training you will be ready to rock and draw your own awesome flip charts and facilitate meetings!

Learn the bikablo® technique!

Over the last 15 years hundreds of key visuals, figures and templates where created and turned into three visual dictionaries as well as into a step-by-step training program.

bikablo® Visual Facilitation - The world of visual language

In this fundamentals training you’ll be guided step by step into the the world of visual facilitation. You will warm up your drawing skills before we move on deeper into more enhanced techniques.

On the first day you will learn the bikablo® drawing technique and by the end of the day you will be able to present your ideas visually. This includes the following learning objectives:

Learning Objectives Day 1

The goal of this day is to reactivate the drawing skills and learn the bikablo® visualisation technique. The outcome is that the people are able to present their ideas on a flip chart in words and pictures.  This includes the following learning objectives:

  • Drawing simple shapes
  • Use bikablo® containers to structure content
  • How to draw figures
  • Combine figures and graphics
  • Layout a flip chart page using bikablo® z-layout
  • How to prepare a visual meeting

Learning Objective Day 2

After learning the basics we focus on the second day on how to apply the new learning at work and improve our handwriting. We will learn the following:

  • Clean handwriting
  • Work in layers for better use of space
  • How to apply my drawing skills at work
  • Learn how to capture conversations live (graphic recording)
  • Engage people with story telling that make you care


  • StarterSet (left): Every participant will get an exclusive StarterSet with 4 visualisation markers from Neuland and the StarterBooklet that summarises the principles and techniques on 32 pages.
  • 10 awesome flip chart templates for your next meeting or workshop
  • More than 200 icons, figures and other key visuals
  • Photo documentation of the whole course
  • 15% Discount on advanced trainings
  • Membership of the bikablo® graduates LinkedIn Group & Slack
  • Our partners Neuland, AllLinedup & Graphic Gear offer you a discount on their product range to all participants

Who is it for?

Are you working in an area where communication and collaboration between people is essential? Maybe you work in one of these roles:

  • Manager & Leaders
  • User Experience Expert, Business Analyst
  • Product Owners / Product Managers
  • Agile Team Leader, Delivery Lead
  • Project Manager, Agile Coach, Scrum Master or Iteration Manager
  • Trainer, Coach or Facilitator

…then this training is especially for you!

What attendees say


Fiona McUtchen

Group Manager Organisational Development, Epworth Healthcare
I sent one of my team Alan Kurrle on a Bikablo course recently - I hadn’t heard of it before (thanks Naked Ambition for the recommendation) but it’s a German group teaching everyday people to be gun facilitators by harnessing visualisation and collaboration techniques. To say I was pleased with his learning would be the understatement of 2018. Would strongly recommend to those in your team that love facilitation - it’s already brought so much more life and animation to our team and beyond Epworth.

Olympia McEnhill

Delivery Manager at Gallagher Bassett
In doing the Bikablo course I discovered a very powerful way to super charge my creative brainstorming skills! If you are an extrovert like me and find talking about stuff really helps to get into your own head; you should try drawing! It’s been truly liberating! Thanks for your amazing patience John
Jon Coleman

Jonathon Coleman

Iteration Manager at Suncorp
I was impressed how quickly I learned.  Zero to 'pretty awesome in 2 days?  Money well spent!

Nathalie Heynderickx

Corporate Domain Specialist at AGL
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.

Christiane Anderson

Senior Business Analyst at AGL Energy
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.

Marie-Claire Reina (CAHRI)

Leadership Development Facilitator
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!!

Sharada Bangalore

REA Group
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.

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