We have everything you need to develop your visual meeting competency, from how-to books to paper rolls, markers and large sticky notes.
This widely used suite of tools is designed to support team development within organizations. Includes model, assessment materials, practice guides and additional supports.
This Visual Planning System is for a team, division, or organization seeking a new direction. Includes large visual templates (Graphic-Guides®), agenda planning and facilitation aids.
The Personal Compass and The Career Compass are Visual Planning Systems designed for individuals, career counselors, coaches and human-resource departments.
Orient to the challenge
Principles of Facilitation
Begin your journey into the world of facilitation with the foundational principles laid out in David Sibbet’s Principles of Facilitation. Drawn from more than thirty years of facilitation experience, these forty principles are a must-read for anyone who leads meetings, workshops or other group processes.
Practice the basics
Fundamentals of Graphic Language
Improve your graphic techniques with the Fundamentals of Graphic Language workbook. By completing the simple exercises contained in this guide, you can improve your lettering and illustration skills and begin building a larger visual vocabulary.
Understand and harness the power of working visually. Graphic Facilitation: Transforming Group Process with the Power of Visual Listening, summarizes David Sibbet's experience as a graphic facilitator and presents a comprehensive guide for using interactive visual displays.
Choose your supplies
The Grove has everything you need to run your own visual meeting. Set the stage with large paper and record the meeting with Charters® Markers. We’ve even got large sticky notes that can be easily moved around while you are facilitating. Check out our supply page for more information.
More Meeting Facilitation products
To see more books about meeting facilitation and kits to get you started click here.
The Grove’s models and templates are the intellectual property of The Grove Consultants International and are based on best practices drawn from more than thirty years of fieldwork. The Grove is committed to sharing its ideas, processes, and tools in order to foster collaboration, and while we strive to make these easily accessible, only authorized licensees may use our proprietary information and materials. Such licensees must acknowledge The Grove as their source by displaying a Grove copyright notice and may reproduce such proprietary information only with our express written permission.
Any unauthorized reproduction or use of our copyrighted material without The Grove’s express written permission is a violation of U.S. copyright law.
If you wish to use our copyrighted material, we are happy to assist you with a purchase or discussion of an appropriate licensing arrangement. Please call us at 1.800.49.GROVE or (415) 561-2500, or e-mail us at email@example.com. We are happy to help you collaborate with us.
Orient to effective team leadership
Team Leader Guide
This guide was created for first-line managers and includes tips on leadership, best practices keyed to the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model®, and success strategies for a dozen common team challenges.
Learn about the model
Team Performance Model Overview
This four-page graphic overview spells out predictable challenges and success factors for teams.
Team Performance Model Abstract
This twelve-page booklet can deepen your understanding of the Team Performance Model and what it illuminates about team dynamics and practices.
Start–up your team
Team Startup Guide
This step-by-step guide explains how to use The Grove’s Graphic Guides to create action plans and role clarification in the early stages of a team’s life.
Assess your team
Team Performance Indicator
For teams that are already formed and want to improve, we offer the self-scoring Forrester/Drexler Team Performance™ Indicator (TPI) consisting of twenty-one items. Use the step-by-step Forrester/Drexler Team Performance™ Indicator Application Handbook to get the most out of working with the Team Performance Indicator.More Team Performance products
To see all of our Team Performance products click here.
Team Performance Sketchtalk
Watch this “sketchtalk” video, about the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model®, narrated and drawn by David Sibbet.
FAQs—Team Performance Tools
Read this article designed to answer frequently asked questions from managers or facilitators about the entire suite of Team Performance Tools.
Need hands-on experience? Take a workshop
Come to The Grove and work with our Team Performance tools. In these highly focused sessions, participants work closely with our senior consultants to learn our methodologies. Visit our workshop schedule to learn more.
We also offer custom workshops onsite or at your location to address your specific needs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Need guidance? Work with our consultants
We can coach leaders, managers, and internal consultants one-on-one to build their facilitative leadership skills, or we can design and lead a team performance session for your group. Please contact us at +1.415.561.6127 to learn more about these services.
Explore your strategic planning choices
Strategic Visioning Agenda Planning Kit
This kit combines key tools that provide leaders with an effective, flexible way to design their own session. The Strategic Visioning Process Outline, an Agenda-Planning Card Deck, and a Best Practice Card Deck show you how to put our Graphic Guides together for your own needs.
Choose one Graphic Guide template to work with
Each of the Graphic Guides is designed to lead a group through a specific process to achieve tangible results. Working on large templates allows a group to focus attention on the big picture while stimulating participation and alignment.
Each Graphic Guide has a corresponding Leader's Guide providing step-by-step instructions for using the template. Once you select a Graphic Guide from our online store, look for "Associated Leader's Guide" on the right side of the page.
Digital Graphic Guides
These Microsoft® Powerpoint® versions of our twenty Graphic Guides can be used to prepare for meetings, run virtual sessions or to capture and distribute output created in face-to-face meetings.
Design a whole process
Once you get comfortable using the Graphic Guides individually, begin to put them together for more comprehensive sessions. The aforementioned Strategic Visioning tools will help you facilitate a group's exploration of it's history, current reality, and vision for the future and action plans.More Strategic Visioning products
We offer additional Planning & Startup Kits in our Strategic Visioning System, as well as a Strategic Visioning Model Overview.
Visual Planning Systems for life and career
The Personal Compass
The Grove took the success of its Strategic Visioning process for groups and translated it into a Personal Visioning toolkit.
The Personal Compass is a visual-planning workbook consisting of seven graphic templates with easy-to-follow guidelines. With activities to support imagination and analysis, The Personal Compass allows you to review your past, take stock of your present, and imagine and plan your future.
The Career Compass
The Career Compass combines The Grove’s award-winning visual-planning methodology with approaches and techniques used by professional career counselors. Whether you are just entering the job market or making a transition, The Career Compass can help you see the big picture and make informed decisions about your career path.
How the two workbooks differ
The Personal Compass is designed to guide you through an introspective journey. Most, if not all, of the information individuals fill in the templates comes from what is already in their heads. The result of completing The Personal Compass is a deeper sense of life’s purpose and a plan for the future.
The Career Compass focuses on work, while still giving users a big-picture view of their career in the context of their whole life. Since career-planning involves research, a large portion of The Career Compass helps you organize information that you gather through external sources, such as internet searches, networking and informational interviews. The result of completing The Career Compass is often determining a new career direction; be it a new job, a new position or the decision to get additional education. One client put it this way, “The Personal Compass is for your heart, The Career Compass is for your head.”