Grove Facilitates U.S CIO Meeting Silicon Valley



David Sibbet recently graphically facilitated a meeting between Vivek Kundra, the first CIO of the United States appointed by President Obama, and a collection of Silicon Valley venture capitalists and technology innovators, including, Mozilla, and Facebook, at IDEO Labs to discuss how government can improve how it is delivering services to the American people.

Doug Solomen, an old colleague of David’s from Apple, now works at IDEO and invited David to participate. Vivek subsequently wrote about the visit and posted this graphic on the White House Blog in the technology area. Link to the official article is here.




Strategic Visioning Agenda Planning Kit Simplifies Strategic Planning Processes



An uncertain economy requires resetting your vision, assumptions, and plans. And tight budgets mean you’ll probably need the tools to do it yourself.

The Grove has developed the Strategic Visioning Agenda Planning Kit to help you apply our Strategic Visioning Visual Planning System™ (VPS) to your most pressing organizational planning challenges. It’s flexible and even fun, and based on more than 30 years’ experience guiding organizations large and small through periods of change and new business challenges. read more…

TED2008: Fostering Insight by Communicating Big Ideas Visually


Capturing “big ideas” visually is one of the things folks at The Grove do best, so the TED2008 conference offered a rich landscape of thought from which to work. The program for the 2008 gathering in Monterey, California was designed for participants to consider the really big stuff happening in our world today and contemplate the biggest questions facing us… Who are we? What is our place in the universe? How do we create? What stirs us? How can we change the world?

Based on The Grove’s ground-breaking history of fostering insight and communicating ideas through big picture visualization and visual planning tools, founder and president David Sibbet was invited to capture the ideas presented by some of the planet’s leading thinkers at the event.

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Fostering Community-Building with Graphic Facilitation Training


With studies on “social capital”-social trust, diversity of interactions and leadership-showing  that Greensboro, North Carolina consistently ranked below national average in trust between citizens, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro partnered with several agencies to design the “IMPACT Greensboro” program and asked The Grove Consultants International for help.


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