New Work Methods are in Demand: Learn Visualization Online

New Work Methods are in Demand: Learn Visualization Online

Did you know? Visualization trainings are currently one of the most valuable professional trainings!

Mathias Weitbrecht and Malte von Tiesenhausen about VizTrain, the very first complete online course for visualization

Visualization as a contribution to solutions
Our online course offers you the best kick-off to visual practice. Because it is:
- the fastest (register online and get started right away),
- the most cost-effective (compared to high end on-site trainings),
- and the most accessible (available online whereever and whenever you want).

What is it that you can learn in our online course?
- Why and how visuals work, and why you can bring your thing out into the world.
- The tools of the trade: material, basics (layout, symbols, lettering, etc.).
- Start implementing your own projects with the help of visuals.
- And: the practice transfer into your own topics relevant for you and your work.

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The price is $ 199,00 (inkl. VAT), payment via  Digistore24, course starts immediately based on trust.
Master complexity! Through the skilful use of flipchart and visual language. VizTrain was the first complete online course for visualization - and was already hugely successful in its German version!

About Us

Mathias Weitbrecht and Malte von Tiesenhausen share a passion: working with groups and at large-scale events as facilitators and visual practitioners. Their first priority is to facilitate a deeper understanding between people. In such a way that people can SEE themselves and their potential.
Portrait Online Course Authors Mathias Weitbrecht and Malte von Tiesenhausen
Finally, Mathias Weitbrecht and Malte von Tiesenhausen share the insight that the great challenge of leadership today is to see and understand what emerges, to perceive relevant possibility-spaces and to act accordingly.
VizTrain was also created on this foundation. Because the ability to visualize can be a considerable contribution in today's world. Also for you!

Mathias Weitbrecht (right) is a visualization strategist and one of the most sought-after graphic facilitators and graphic recorders in Europe. Using visually supported facilitation and visual live recording, he supports meetings, projects and conferences to achieve communication goals, use strategic potential and create new solutions. He is able to make complex correlations easy to understand, and through his work he offers a broadening of perspectives and the support of co-creation.
He is the founder of Visual Facilitators. With a team of about 25 he supports events of any kind, at any location and in any size.
Mathias Weitbrecht is author of the book "Co-Create!" (Wiley Publ.,

The focus of the visualization expert Malte von Tiesenhausen (left in the picture) is in graphic recording and visual strategies. He also holds trainings at Visual Facilitators, draws live at events and produces innovative explanatory videos.
Malte von Tiesenhausen has been working internationally for agencies, companies and publishing houses since 2004. He was awarded the German Cartoon Prize 2008.
Malte von Tiesenhausen is author of the book "Ad hoc visualisieren! ( and "Ninja!", a 400 page hand-sketched edutainment manga.

What People Say

Anna M. from Munich: "My visuals are getting more beautiful every day and I can finally get away from PowerPoint, Keynote and similar things. Well, you just have to dare and of course be familiarized with the basics beforehand. Thank you very much!"

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions and answers about the online course. Scroll down to read our FAQ.

We wish you lots of fun with your online course!
Mathias and Malte

Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ

What is visualization?
A visualization is a pictorial representation and thus a visual display of information. Non-verbal symbols are understood way faster and easier than text by most people, because our human visual perception is unusally very high.

Why learn how to visualize online?
Many people have too little time to take part in an on-site classroom training. They have to react flexibly to their professional requirements and can therefore hardly plan.
With the VizTrain online course, participants can decide for themselves when and where they want to learn.
There is no need to pay for classroom rentals, accommodation or travel expenses. Exchanging with the trainers and others in the learning cohort supports progress and helps to deepen the learning experience. The VizTrain online course therefore offer the best start into visualizing yourself. Because it is the easiest access, fastest start and the most cost-effective.

You also offer on-site classroom training – what’s the difference to an online course?
A classroom training takes place at a certain location, at a certain time – the high flexibility that an online course like VizTrain offers is therefore not given.
But any direct interaction is better with on-site trainings: The presence of the trainer in the room makes it possible to respond more directly to any personal questions and individual needs than the online format allows. We therefore recommend classroom trainings especially for learning types for whom personal interaction with others is a great incentive and thus an essential part of learning. Furthermore, for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge and deepen it through personal exchange.

How does the online course work?
The VizTrain visualization course is modular. It consists of six modules that build on each other. In each module there are concrete instructions and the participants are given enough time in between to complete practice and exercises. From time to time we might offer live online calls where we answer questions.

How do I know if the online course is right for me?
The VizTrain online course is basically suitable for everyone who is in contact with other people; i.e. everyone from students to volunteers to professionals, who are looking for a highly valuable training impulse. In addition, VizTrain is aimed at employees and freelancers who want to express themselves visually and enhance their communication. But anybody interested in using new meeting formats and participative methods can benefit from VizTrain. Whenever conventional methods reach their limits, VizTrain is an appropriate training option. If one of these examples fits your situation, VizTrain might be for you.

I have no talent for drawing. Does such a course bring me any benefit at all?
Almost every one of our basic course participants has such concerns – at the same time we all doodled as children. Our workshops are not about creating beauty, but much more about depicting words and contexts. It is very important to us that our participants have an experience of achieving something, which we have always succeeded in doing.

How much time do I have to plan?
All VizTrain learning modules are very compact so that every participant can work his way through the course quickly. One module contains several videos of about 3 to 4 minutes each. Between the modules each participant will practice and spend time according to one’s own estimation and possibilities.
The overall course time is therefore a very individual time investment and cannot be specified therefore concretely. However, we assume that 30 minutes per exercise and module will be sufficient.
Definitely it is important to invest time and practice. The course is built according to a one day residential training, where students invest practice time as well.

What are the prerequisites for participation?
Bring an open mind, a willingness to learn and an attitude of engagement. In our experience every person is creative. And, as stated above: Bring some time to practice.
Additionally you need to bring some markers and paper. We will offer a trusted source of materials, as well as other recommendations. Click here to access and buy.

I am an illustrator and can draw quite well. Does it still make sense for me to participate?
Visualization is not illustration and it is about much more than drawing. Networking pieces of information, their interrelation, the fast (but not necessarily beautiful) doodling of content and the integration of group and business processes are in the foreground. Skills such as listening, intuition, reducing complexity are also part of this. This is suitable for the first step in visualization, after that maybe our on-site Advanced Workshop ( is also a fit. We take everyone by the hand to take the first steps in visualization –
with illustration knowledge as a basis.

Do I also get individual feedback from you?
Yes, we have a closed Facebook group for VizTrain. Participants can join and get in touch with us. You can upload your practice samples, and we might give you direct feedback. We thus build our shared common learning community.

What are the technical requirements? I’m not tech-savy and don’t really dare taking an online course. What do I need to know technically?
You need good Internet access and a current browser version, preferably on a computer and not a mobile device. That’s all!
How can I register for the online course?
You can register online via the website (registration form). Your access to the online course will be activated immediately after receipt of payment.

How is payment handled and what payment methods do you offer?
You can pay by credit card or Paypal and get access to the online course immediately.
Your payment is handled through DigiStore24, a trusted and secure payment provider. Please note that we at Visual Facilitators do not handle your payment and are not responsible for any invoicing, returns and credit card issues. We work with a full release of covenant / assignment of claim to DigiStore24 as our trusted payment provider.

Do I get an invoice and where can I see my order?
Yes, your receipt will be sent automatically.
If you need to lookup your order/payment, please click here to access the respective DigiStore24 page: Find my order
For other questions you can contact DigiStore24 here.

What is included in the price for the online course?
The price includes the online course with all modules and access to the Facebook learning community. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of successful participation in the training.

What is special about your visualization workshops?
We love what we do. And we believe that visualization is an important skill for the challenges of our time – and we are happy to pass it on. Our team has years of experience in the practical application of many types of visualization. Together we have created thousands of graphic recordings, flipcharts, screens and other applications and worked with hundreds of customers. Didactic skills and a dedication to serve our participants complete our special offer.

What else does Visual Facilitators offer?
As one of the largest providers of visual faciltation services in the world, we contribute to reaching both mind, heart and soul, shaping the future and simplifying complexity – by visualizing values, strategies, visions or processes:
• Graphic Recording: Visual Documentation
• Visual Facilitation: Visually Supported Group Processes
• Strategic Visualization: Visualization of Corporate Strategies
• Visualization training: Learn to visualize in interactive format
• Explanatory videos: see
If required, we will be happy to advise you and send you a non-binding offer for events or projects:

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