Visual Explorer Facilitator's Guide

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The Visual Explorer® Facilitator's Guide provides a method for supporting collaborative, creative conversations about complex issues through the power of images.

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Author Charles J. Palus & David M. Horth
ISBN 978-1-60491-864-9
Publisher CCL Press

A favorite of CCL’s own program facilitators, Visual Explorer® offers everything you need to work with this proven method of developing ideas and insights into useful dialog as part of your leadership development training.

Table of Contents

Visual Explorer Facilitator's Guide,
CCL Press
Introduction 6
What Is Visual Explorer? 6
What Does Visual Explorer Do? 8
Using Visual Explorer 9 9
How Does Visual Explorer Work? 9
When Should Visual Explorer Be Used? 11
Why Should Visual Explorer Be Used? 15
Who Can Conduct a Visual Explorer Session? 18
Preparing for Visual Explorer 19
Creating Effective Framing Questions 19
Session Checklist 21
Conducting a Visual Explorer Session 25
Step-by-Step Instructions 25
I Can Do That! Best Practices for Visual Explorer 34
Visual Explorer Applications 36
Enabling Dialogue 37
Facing Complex Challenges 41
Strategic Leadership 46
Change Leadership 49
Creative Problem Solving 52
Visioning 60
Creating Scenarios of the Future 63
Appreciative Inquiry 68
Individual Coaching 71
Team Coaching 75
Leadership Development Programs 78
Feedback and Performance Appraisals, 81
Ethnography and Market Research, 84
Evaluation 88
Youth and Young Adult Education 93
Retreats and Off-site Meetings 96
References and Resources 100
Visual Explorer Worksheet 106
Frequently Asked Questions 107
About the Authors 112

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