Developed by the Center for Creative Leadership, Visual Explorer is a powerful training tool thats designed to encourage collaborative conversations and useful dialogue in a safe learning environment. This innovative game uses a series of diverse images to create a visual vocabulary that helps people to express themselves through the use of metaphors, intuition, and emotion.
Use Visual Explorer to:
- Create healthy dialogue between team members
- Bring organizational issues to the surface
- Encourage creativity and innovative thinking
- Develop ideas into concepts
- Build group consensus and agreement
Visual Explorer is not a team exercise, game or simulation. There is no single right way to use it. Many facilitators use it to assist people with important or difficult conversations. Dialogue in groups can be difficult for any number of reasons, such as hidden conflict, power differentials among group members, an unclear idea of the problem the group faces, the inability to envision a solution, and group or organizational norms that make some topics off limits. There are 5 basic steps to using Visual Explorer as a way to facilitate group conversation: frame, browse, reflect, share, and extend.
Grounded in research and practice, Visual Explorer can be used in a wide variety of settings, including team building, communication training, and leadership development.
The Kit includes three 72-card decks of postcard-size reusable cards and a 112-page Facilitator Guide that provides step-by-step guidelines, case history applications, worksheets, and helpful tips for administering a meaningful training session.