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Sketchnoting: The Power of Paper & Pen


October 19
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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Does this sound familiar?

  • You recently attended a conference, or taken part in a webinar, and made copious notes, only to shut your notebook and never refer back to them?
  • You’ve managed to capture written notes, but upon review, they were so incomplete that you have NO idea what the main takeaway was.
  • You’re struggling to find a new way to promote learning reinforcement in your training plans.
  • Learning science dictates that we need to add “learning reflection” to training courses, but you don’t know where to start.


Now is the time to consider adding sketchnotes to your learning toolbox – learn to create visual representations (Sketchnote) of key ideas and create memorable notes that you (and your learners) will refer back to time and time again.

Here is Rachel discussing what it means to Sketchnote, and how your notes can be used for something other than collecting dust.



For 90 minutes, Rachel Burnham will be joining us for an EXTREMELY hands-on “Learn Something New” workshop. In this workshop she will be using a multi-camera view, to demonstrate and help us develop our own sketchnoting skills.


Rachel Burnham is a Sketchnote enthusiast, with over 30 years of experience in L&D, and you’ve probably seen her fabulous sketchnotes – like this one.

Rachel Burnham: Psychological Safety


However, capturing lessons visually is more than just taking pretty notes

Sketchnoting is a versatile skill that not only can be used for creating memorable personal notes but can be used to enhance effectiveness throughout learning, thinking, and working.  It is both a tool for personal development and can also be used in the workplace for effective communication, to aid learning and productive working.

Consider this from Rachel’s Research into using Sketchnotes for how students use Sketchnotes in a classroom setting:

Sketchnotes for revision, notetaking, method of organization
Student’s initial conceptions on the use of Sketchnoting.


You may have seen and shared wonderful Sketchnotes online and perhaps have aspired to create them. Well, now is your opportunity to have a go.

This session will provide a practical introduction to creating and using Sketchnoting.  Much of the session will be hands-on and get you involved in drawing and beginning to develop some of the key skills for Sketchnoting.  Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an artist to be an effective Sketchnoter or participate in this session   Rachel is experienced at getting non-drawers, and people who haven’t drawn since they were a child started with drawing and Sketchnoting.  She creates a warm and friendly environment in which all can have a go. So what are you waiting for, book a place now!

Your takeaways:

  • Confidence to have a go at drawing simple pictures and graphics.
  • Practical tips for getting started when creating a Sketchnote.
  • 6 ways you can use Sketchnoting to aid learning, thinking and working.
  • A resource guide to help you get started with Sketchnoting.


Rachel has been sharing Sketchnotes since 2015 and has live Sketchnoted at the major L&D conferences in the UK, as well as undertaking commissions from clients.  Not only does she Sketchnote herself, but she has delivered workshops introducing a wide range of professionals: leaders, engineers, health workers, software designers, health & safety specialists, HR, coaches, and L&D folk to Sketchnoting skills.

She recently created Sketchnote chapter summaries for ‘HR for Hybrid Working

and coauthored this research: “Using Sketchnoting as a revision aid with forensic students”


She is passionate about understanding why and how Sketchnoting works and what the evidence is for this.


Can’t be there live? We’ve got your back! 

Simply by registering to attend the coffee chat you will receive:

✅ A follow-up email with resources and extra goodies

✅ Copy of the video recording

✅ Copy of the chatbox transcription

✅ Copy of the full session transcript


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