About us

Charlotte Taverner-Whelpton

Director of Facilitation

Charlotte is a skilled facilitator and community cultivator, collaborating with people across North America and the United Kingdom. 

She brings a posture of curiosity and inquiry into her work of co-creating thoughtfully and intentionally designed spaces, where people can make meaningful personal and collective change. Charlotte has facilitated for teams across multiple sectors including non-profits, technology, higher education, and healthcare.

In her current season of life, Charlotte identifies most with being a mother and cultivating an intentional home with her family. The practices of co-creation and innovation could not be more apparent than in the realm of raising tiny humans, which she does alongside her husband on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) people (presently Vancouver, BC).

In Charlotte's toolbox:

  • Human-centered design processes: Eight years of experience leading engagement strategy and facilitation at a design agency; training with Design Kit - The Course for Human-Centered Design; Design Sprint leadership experience

  • Art of Hosting participatory design processes: Cynefin complex systems framework, circle Practice, Open Space, World Cafe, Pro-Action Cafe

  • Project leadership skills: UBC Sauder School of Business Certified Scrum Master; project management fundamentals from Vancouver Community College

  • Knitting skills: While it might not come in handy in most partnerships, Charlotte’s work in weaving together fibers is a sight to behold.

Charlotte’s creative & community contributions:

  • Author of Co.school’s Remote Facilitation Guide, which has reached more than 3000 readers, including members of the Assembly of First Nations, Unicef, United Way, UK Supreme Court, the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission and more. 

  • Board member and volunteer at Jacob’s Well, a faith based non-profit located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver that “seek mutually transformative friendship with those often seen as the margins of society.”
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