Training & Facilitation
What I offer
Facilitation is about creating the right conditions so that important conversations can take place. This involves ensuring the space is inclusive and all voices are equally valued. I have facilitated Board away days, international symposiums, staff consultation events, meetings to create action plans and to make important decisions.
I often collaborate with Gemma Baxter and Rachel Bagshaw at Support Squad where a role needs more than one facilitator, and to ensure that all my facilitation is well thought out and supported.
Recent facilitation clients include: Arts Council England, Theatre Royal Stratford East; Centre for New Writing and Unicorn Theatre.
I offer training in several areas relating to coaching and active listening, and can create bespoke training for specific situations and organisations.
I have delivered training to establish Action Learning sets, to prepare Mentors and Mentees so they can get the most from a mentoring programme, and to help staff create a forum.
Recent training clients include: Studio Wayne McGregor; Trinity Laban and the Centre for Ageing Better.
I am an RD1st supervisor and offer supervision for coaches individually or in small groups.
I have supervised coaching for projects and organisations including: Culture Radar; Coaching for Creatives; Creative People and Places.
Coaching for small teams can provide space for reflection and support. Or it can help with creating a more positive working relationship in a team.
I have previously run sessions for organisations including the National Theatre and Sound & Music.
Workshops and webinars
I run workshops and webinars on topics including Writing for Wellbeing and confidence. I've run these for festivals, organisations and events including Young Women's Trust and the International Literature Symposium.
If you're interested in discussing any of these, please contact me.
"Thanks again for facilitating such a rich day yesterday – I think we will be referring to it for many months to come. You did such a professional job, we really benefitted from the care and thoughtfulness in your preparation."
Director, Museums & Cultural Property
Arts Council England
"Charlotte facilitated and held the space in an informal, professional and welcoming way. It created an atmosphere of trust amongst the participants, who didn't all know each other. Everyone felt included and their contribution was important and valued."
Artistic Director, Scarabeus Aerial Theatre
"Charlotte ran a one off session with a group of international artists. It was really well organised, well led, inclusive and we learned a lot. There was also time to talk about how we could continue the group. Would highly recommend."
Jennifer Paterson, All or Nothing
"Thank you for the facilitation you and Gemma ran, it was a difficult conversation to have and I really appreciated how you both approached it and created a safe space. It was really inspiring and made me think about how other challenging conversations can be handled."
“Charlotte facilitated our last team away day. She was meticulous and thoughtful in her preparation, helping design a day that addressed the areas we needed to and had an energising ‘flow’ to it. On the day itself, she was brilliant at creating an environment where everybody’s voice was in the room and being listened to, and thus supporting our good thinking. This is a rare skill.”
Susanna Eastburn MBE
Chief Executive, Sound and Music
"Insightful and thoughtful approach to group thinking and personal development."
Richard Pye, PEER, Studio Wayne McGregor
"Thank you for facilitating our away-day: you were a positive presence in the room, sometimes barely noticeable when we were in the thick of discussion, and reappearing at the key moments to help us draw our thinking together into actions."
Gwendolyn Tietze, Chair, Poetry London
"Charlotte's training was provocative and helpful and introduced Action Learning in a clear, understandable way. The day provided skills and opportunities to try Action Learning and take it forward in to our life".
PEER Artist, Studio Wayne McGregor
"Charlotte undertook an independent review of ZoieLogic Dance Theatre and supported us in business planning with a facilitated visioning day. The care, attention to detail and sensitivity taken to include everyone helped us to work as a team to reveal and pinpoint key themes across our strengths, challenges, mission and company needs resulting in a clear action plan - a deeply rewarding and satisfying day."
Executive Producer, ZoieLogic Dance Theatre
"Charlotte was the perfect facilitator for the Arts Network Sutton away day. She brought a light touch and a firm hand to the day and managed to keep 10 very strong personalities, all of whom had very strong opinions, in check without upsetting anyone."
Chair, Arts Network Sutton
"As part of the TL Innovation Award Charlotte delivered two very well structured sessions for new mentors and mentees to set them up for their mentoring relationship. She targeted these well at both new graduates and experienced professionals. It was a pleasure to work with her."
Alumni Relations Manager and co-founder TL Innovation Award,
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
"An engaging, thought provoking day, challenging us to think and communicate in new, purposeful ways as a set".
Action Learning Training participant
"Charlotte made Action Learning training very easy to relate to and it was an extremely helpful experience."
Sanea Singh, Artist/Dancer
“Charlotte facilitated our Away Day very effectively. She was very tuned into the dynamics of the group and helped us to realise some meaningful and effective strategies, outcomes and priorities to move on our organisation. She didn’t utilise jargon, established a relaxed atmosphere and employed humour at times, necessary for working with a number of people with varying opinions at a meeting which could have been quite intense! Thank you Charlotte and well done!"
Vice-Chair, Arts Network Sutton
"Charlotte facilitated a really constructive session - thank you so much for keeping us to time and on task."
Jessica Clark, Poetry London