Systems Scribing - Kelvy Bird

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Visual practitioners illustrate the unseen. They help participants understand complexities and abstractions. Of all the visual practitioners who focus on seeing systems, KELVY BIRD is internationally recognized by her peers as the pioneer and master of the art. She is the author of the breakthrough book “Generative Scribing” on the role of the graphic recorder in surfacing hidden dynamics in group discussions. She has shared her unique approach to scribing with thousands of visual practitioners across the world.

In this experiential webinar, Kelvy will provide an overview of the methods and models she teaches in her Systems Scribing Lab ( She’ll cover the basics of this new methodology, merging systems thinking with scribing, and include:

- An overview of the framework: Levels of Scribing
- A description and examples of systems scribing
- A concrete tool for modeling systems
- Time for practice, and break outs to share the learning
- Room for questions and answers

This will be virtual Meetup using Zoom. Prior to the event, please download the Zoom ( app on your smart devices or the software program on your computer prior to the webinar.

The Zoom link is:

Zoom will open at 6:15PM EST for a tech check. Please dial in early to make sure your audio/video is working. We begin at 6:30PM sharp!

We will be recording this webinar, and after some light video editing, we’ll post this video on YouTube to make it available to anyone who would like to view it. You do not have to register to view the recorded webinar. But if you CAN attend live, please do! You'll be able to participate, and it helps support future events.

Kelvy Bird has been working as a visual practitioner in the field of human development since 1995, with a focus on collaboration, innovation, leadership, collective intelligence, and systems. She supports groups by translating content and dynamics into tangible images that aid with reflection and decision-making. As a co-founder of the Presencing Institute, she leads creative development and is on the core team of Otto Scharmer’s edX offering u.lab: Leading from the Emerging Future – launched January 2015, with over 100,000 students participating globally. Long-standing partners have included: dpict llc, The Value Web, MIT, Harvard, The Ashland Institute, Dialogos, and MG Taylor, as well as Fortune 500 and local community organizations alike. Kelvy lives in Somerville, MA USA.