Come explore how Visual Practice and Presencing intersect, in this unique residential program at XiXi Wetland Eco park, just outside Hangzhou, China. Join a growing eco-system of practitioners who use the art of scribing to bridge ecological, social, and spiritual divides. Scribing – a process of drawing while people talk – provides a mirror that can help a system see itself in new light. With intention to build navigational capacity for the rapidly changing times in which we we live, this program will focus on:

  • Activating three core intelligences of the Open Mind, Open Heart, and Open Will
  • Reviving aesthetics as a key sensing and sense-making discipline
  • Cultivating regional community, linked to like-minded practitioners across the globe

What will you learn?

We will cover aspects of Theory U and Presencing, System and Conversational diagnostics, Four Levels of Listening, Generative Scribing, Discernment for ‘Letting Go and Letting Come’, 2D Modeling, Project Planning, and shared Applications of this work in a variety of contexts. The learning process will involve presentations, hands-on practice, peer-to-peer reflections, and large group conversations.

Who should participate?

  • Scribes who want to incorporate Presencing into their practice
  • People familiar with Theory U who wish to bring visual expression into their work
  • Visual thinkers wanting to expand their frameworks and application
Drawing will be a primary form of our practice. You do not have to be a skilled scribe – but be prepared to use this form of expression as the main application medium during the program.


Welcome Reception: Evening of Tuesday 14th November, 2017
Program Dates: 9:00AM Wednesday 15th to 5:00PM Friday 17th November, 2017
Location: Long Time No See hotel, Hangzhou, China
Delivery Team: Jayce Pei Yu Lee, Kelvy Bird, and Lili Xu Brandt More Here


Regular: 19,800RMB ($2800)
Not-for-Profit: 13,800RMB ($2000)
Previous visual workshop attendees: 10,800RMB ($1600)
Limited scholarship: 6,800RMB ($1000)

Fees include course materials and supplies, lunches, dinners, and breaks from Tuesday evening through Friday afternoon. Accommodation is not included in the fee; you will need to make your own Bed & Breakfast reservations. You will also need to organise your own Transport to and from the venue.


In order to create an optimal learning environment, we will try to welcome a mix of visual and Theory U practitioners. In this context we might contact you prior to confirming your participation. Also a short phone interview will be arranged after the registration.

Cancellations: The amount paid minus a 700RMB ($100) processing fee will be refunded for all cancellations received in writing before October 20, 2017. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after that time. The Presencing Institute is not liable for an event cancellation due to sickness, riots, epidemics, or acts of god.

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