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Let me ask you some more questions:

  • Are you interested in saving time and being more efficient in your role?
  • Are you looking to add some great new skills to your communication tool belt?
  • Would you like a highly productive way to strategise and explore ideas?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, Our Graphic Facilitation Public workshops are where you need to be!

Mmmm, I’m interested: How do these Graphic Facilitation Public Workshops 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!”

In the workshops, Simon 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
OK, sounds great. How does it all work?
  • Our next public workshops are going to be virtual. The great news is that this medium - visual communication - works beautifully over a screen.
  • Over five, two-hour sessions delegates are taken through a how-to process so that they can visualise their own thoughts. This reframes thinking, removes clutter and provides delegates with a new language to express their thinking and communicate with clients and colleagues.
  • The program is highly practical. You will learn techniques and they then practice, apply and explore further in a context that is important to you.
  • There are homework and fun activities between each session so you rapidly improve and build the confidence you need to become a great visual storyteller
  • Numbers are strictly limited to 12 per session. This ensures you get all the coaching and help that you need to rapidly improve your visual communication skills.
  • You can download the full course overview here and see a quick overview below
full course overview
Testimonials – Here's what happy previous Whiteboard Ninja’s have to say

I have recently been a participant in Simon's Whiteboard Ninja course. What can I say! Simon has provided me with the tools to help me communicate more effectively with my clients, but also the confidence to try and express what is in my head on paper without the fear of my artistic limitations being exposed. The classes have been fabulously facilitated and the collaboration with other participants in a virtual environment has been awesome. I would highly recommend Simon to help unleash your potential and your inner story teller.

Sean Walker, Project Lead at Arafmi

Jacqueline Jayne Testimonial

Jacqueline Jayne, The Cybersecurity Communicator, Media Commentator, Creator of Human Firewalls

Here is someone who knows how to distill years of experience in creativity into bite-size nuggets of gold. Simon's 'Whiteboard Ninja' training was one of my highlights in this Covid confinement chaos. The course is playful, highly interactive and both practice and application-focused. The final session with a series of scenarios as prompts for fast drawings is brilliant! A great confidence-builder for facilitators/presenters who understand that a picture tells a thousand words.

Rachel Audigé, Facilitator | Coach | Author| Trainer & Advisor in Innovation & Marketing Strategy

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

I had the pleasure of attending Simon’s full-day Graphic Facilitation course recently in Sydney and could not recommend it highly enough. True to his word, Simon packed a punch of content into the day - there is great ROI in attending this workshop as I walked out literally ready to go and implement my new graphic facilitation skills.

Simon’s friendly and funny expert facilitation and guided learning ensured that by the end of the day we had each achieved our individual objectives, and so much more!

I would definitely recommend this workshop for anyone who’s looking to level up in facilitation and visual communication. I would love to attend more of Simon’s workshops in the future.

Jane Waterson, Change Management | Transformation | Leadership | Founder and Director @ Delta Mash

Sounds good! Give me those Graphic Facilitation Workshop details again
  • Our next public workshops are going to be virtual. The great news is that this medium - visual communication -  works beautifully over a screen.
  • Each session will go for two hours (with a break!)
  • There are homework and fun activities between each session so you rapidly improve and build the confidence you need to become a great visual storyteller
  • There are two sessions each day and you can sign up for either.
  • Numbers are strictly limited to 12 per session. This ensures you get all the coaching and help that you need to rapidly improve your visual communication skills.

Who is this course for?

  • Professional Trainers and Facilitators
  • Learning and Development Professionals
  • UX and CX Designers
  • Change Managers
  • Coaches
  • Innovation Professionals
  • Design Thinkers and Design Leads
  • Agile and Lean Practitioners
  • Sales Professionals
  • Team Leaders and Problem Solvers
  • Marketers
  • Anyone who wants to:
    • Be more productive
    • Save time
    • Engage an audience
    • Turbocharge the way they communicate and connect with people

Who facilitates this? What's their experience?

Simon Banks is an Author, Podcaster and International Speaker on creativity,  innovation and design and a recovering professional artist. (That's important. ) Not your usual corporate-turned-creative, Simon knows his art and has a passion for helping people to tell visual stories 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, The Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and numerous Federal Government organisations. Simon also delivers this program for Sydney’s University of Technology MBA Entrepreneur program. 

Got some questions? We have the answers!

Learning graphic facilitation or visual storytelling is about learning to put information in a way that our brain loves AND doing it in a way that saves you a huge amount of time. The ability to quickly sketch something and say, “Is this what you mean” and check in for understanding can save literally weeks of time compared to sending emails and slide decks back and forth.

What's the investment?

$650 AUD exc. GST - for virtual whiteboard ninja

We cap participants at 12 per session to maximise interaction and ensure you get the most value out of your time.

Our next intake is starting in the next few weeks. Don't miss out!


Need more information?

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

What you will leave with?
  • A new set of facilitation and communication tools to build on your existing skillsets
  • A complete visual guide of everything covered in the workshops
  • Tools and templates to create and explore strategy
  • ‘How-to’ guides for drawing common icons
  • Facilitation and engagement tools
  • Digital and face to face facilitation resource pack
  • Post event coaching session
  • An understanding of how to avoid common mistakes
  • A modern way of thinking and exploring ideas
  • 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!
  • Visual skills, tips and tricks you can use across all areas of your work
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.