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Graphic Facilitation Public Workshops

Become A Whiteboard Ninja

Do you want to take your communication to the next level?

Excellent, our Graphic Facilitation public workshops are where you need to be. 

Our next workshops are going to be virtual. The great news is that this medium - visual communication -  works beautifully over a screen. 

Our September and October course has SOLD OUT and is currently running.

Sign up to our waitlist below to find out when the next intake is happening in 2021! 

  • 30th September - Session one
  • 7th October - Session two
  • 14th October - Session three
  • 21st October - Session four
  • 28th October - Session five


  • Numbers are strictly limited to 10 per session 
  • There are two sessions each day and you can sign up for either. 
  • Each session will go for two hours (with a break!) from 09:30 - 11:30 AEST and 18:00 - 20:00 AEST on the same day.
This Graphic facilitation public workshop will show YOU how to:
  •   Take your workshops and facilitation to another level
  •  Cut out the clutter and make the complex simple 
  •  Develop empathy with your audience by drawing people (goodbye stick figures) 
  •   Communicate with key stakeholders more efficiently
  •   Be able to easily prototype an idea using design thinking principles
  •   Present ideas to management effectively
  •  Stop killing your audience with text-filled PowerPoint
  •   Grab your audience’s attention
  •  Develop the confidence to be able to say, "let's draw that out!" 
Check out the action from a recent workshop
How does it work?

Simon has developed a unique approach over the past 15 years that focuses on 3 fundamental principles. These are principles that allow ANYONE who walks away from our Visual and Graphic Facilitation public workshops to express their thoughts visually.


Showing people how to draw what they see, as opposed to what they think they see. Nobody looks like a stick figure! 


By breaking down the drawing process to its fundamental level of line and shape,  you can literally draw anything. Yes, anything!

Confidence (This Is The Clincher)

With the help of humour, energy and a passion for drawing, Simon instils everyone with confidence to actually go and draw. With his extensive Arts and Corporate background, Simon can take your team from “I can only draw a stickman” through to “I can’t actually believe what I have created!”


I brought Simon in to a client site to run a 3-hour workshop for 25 Business Improvement folk on visual facilitation (How-to-do). He was awesome. Super easy to work with, and excellent facilitation of the workshop itself. Weeks later the new skills are still being used and the team is communicating much more effectively with their stakeholders. Highly recommend!

Jennifer Frahm, Senior Consultant, Personal Banking, Business Improvement NAB

Check out what a recent Whiteboard Ninja participant has to say about the course:

Harvee Pene, Author | TEDx Speaker | Ten Outstanding Young Persons of AU | Director @ Inspire - Life Changing Accountants | Face of MOVEMBER '19

I invited Simon to facilitate one of our MBA in Entrepreneurship (MBAe) masterclasses at the UTS Business School on the topic of Visual Communications, which he delivered with great energy and skill. Simon challenged attendees to think differently and develop more confidence around their visual expression. It was noticeable how in the following weeks students were more likely to uses simple graphics and sketches in their communication. I look forward to working with him again on future classes.

Jochen Schweitzer, Director MBA Entrepreneurship, University of Technology Sydney

Simon and his team designed and delivered workshops and visual facilitation activities for the entire leadership team (200 or so) to explore the vision for the new city of Canterbury Bankstown. The outcome was a visual representation of our new organisation, what we do and how we deliver services to our community which will be essential to driving our organisation forward. Simon was brilliant. Well done!

Janelle Davidson, Senior Project Officer, Organisational Development at Canterbury Bankstown Council

What you will leave with:

  •  Developing a new way of thinking – what does that look like?
  •   Learning to draw what you see, not what you think you see!
  •  A new set of tools to complement your existing skills
  •  A complete visual guide of everything covered in the workshops
  •   An understanding of what NOT to do 
  •   The confidence to stand up in front of a room and say ‘let me
  •     draw that’
  •  A completely different view of your creativity - you have it!

Who is this course for?

    •   Professional Trainers and Facilitators
    •  Coaches
    •   Learning and Development Professionals
    •   UX and CX Designers
    •   Innovation Professionals
    •   Design Thinkers and Design Leads
    •   Team Leaders and Problem solvers
    •   Anyone who wants to engage an audience and
    •     turbocharge the way they communicate

Sound great, but who facilitates this?

Simon Banks is an Author and International Speaker on creativity and innovation and an artist. (That's important) Not your usual corporate-turned-creative, Simon knows his art and has a passion for helping people to draw and rediscover their most human elements of curiosity, creativity and imagination. Most of all he makes it a huge amount of fun! Who said learning had to be boring? 

He has exhibited his own art across the globe and has run Whiteboard Ninja programs for clients such as NAB, ANZ, Queensland Government, The Change Management Institute and numerous Federal Government organisations and also delivers this program for Sydney’s University of Technology MBA Entrepreneur program.

What's the investment?

$375 AUD exc. GST - for virtual


Early bird $50 discount until Sep 15 (Use code SIMONDRAW)

Buy two tickets and save $50/ticket 

We cap participants at 10 per session to maximise interaction and ensure you get the most value out of your time.

Stay tuned to find out when our next intake will be in 2021!

Need more information?

Download the full course overview, why our brain loves visuals, timings, and what’s included here.

Can't make these dates? Click here if you want to join the waitlist for our next event. 


Have questions?

Email Simon


Or call 1300 227 215

Happy ‘Whiteboard Ninja’ Clients


If you want to run this workshop internally, get in contact with Simon today for details.