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Training - Graphic Recording, 17-21 May 2017, Armenia

Publish Date: May 05, 2017

Deadline: May 12, 2017


Graphic Recording Workshop/Training, May 17-21, 2017

The “Support to SME development in Armenia” (SMEDA) project is organising a workshop/training (workshop) on Graphic Recording on May 17-21, 2017. Up to 15 Armenian graphic-recorders will have an unprecedented opportunity to learn and practice Graphic Recording skills – globally applied at conferences and public events. The workshop including a “training on the job” will be delivered by an experienced coach/trainer from Germany. The workshop will be conducted in English.

SMEDA is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme. SMEDA is part of the EU4Business and EU4Innovation initiatives of the European Union.

The 2-days graphic recording training and follow-on 3-days “training on the job” aim towards a capacity building for selected Armenian designers and graphic designers in this field with the goal to enable them to provide innovative offers in the future. During the workshop, specific topics will be addressed such as graphical development of different topics for businesses, civil and public sectors, a graphic element toolkit, strategies for capturing knowledge and discussions, graphic recording as a commercial service, synthesising information into expressive visualisations. The vast part of the workshop will include practical exercises.

The workshop takes place in Yerevan on May 17 and 18, 2017 to be followed by a practical part, which will be conducted in the frame of the Public Relations Summit, on May 19-21, 2017 – with the session on May 21 taking part in Gyumri contributing to city-marketing. It is intended that the participants of the workshop use this summit as an opportunity to gain practical experience. They will be supported, coordinated and guided by a coach/trainer.

Who are the Graphic Recorders?

Graphic recorders are scribes who listen, synthesise, and transcribe information that is generated in different kinds of group settings such as meetings, conferences, retreats, dialogue groups, circles, or world café settings. Graphic recorders may work on their own when they are providing straight recording services (like creating summaries of the key points of speakers at a large conference), or they may pair up with facilitators, consultants and other discussion leaders to use their skills as part of a team providing graphic facilitation services (mostly in strategic planning and visioning settings).

Requirements for participation

Applicants should have the below listed skills and experience to qualify for the workshop:

  • Visual, graphic, art and formatting skills
  • Computer design and digital photography expertise
  • Calm, centered and grounded individuals
  • Ability to capture discussion points and visualise them
  • Good understanding and communicating of English language skills
  • Art background, facilitation and consultancy experience is desired

How to apply

Interested applicants shall apply by sending the following documents (jpg or pdf-files) latest by May 12th 2017:

  1. a motivation letter including how they intend to apply the gained skills within their professional life,
  2. an expressive CV and,
  3. a sample of graphicly recorded ideas/work “My day”

Applications shall be addressed to the following email address:


Up to 15 applicants will be selected based on the above stated requirements and sample of work. Only selected participants will be notified.

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