Experience as a Facilitator & Workshop Design

Civic Accelerator


FEB 2020

Ran a consultation with the City of Guelph and Innovation Guelph to hear from innovative businesses to determine how the City could better serve their needs.

Civic Accelerator - City of Guelph

DEC 2018

Helped run a staff workshop to help staff flush out potential challenges for the Civic Accelerator.

Municipal Innovation Conference

Designer and Facilitator

OCT 2018

Co-developed a workshop to test an early prototype of the Municipal Innovation Exchange model for innovation procurement with municipal employees across the country.

Open Data Master Plan

Designer and Facilitator

JUN 2017 - OCT 2017

Worked with Canada’s largest city by designing an internal and external stakeholders consultation process, facilitated various meetings with the Open Data Advisory Group, and assisted in the design of a model of engagement that would demonstrate how open data could be used as an ongoing resource in future engagements across City divisions.


Design Jam for Ryerson’s School of Professional Communication

Co-Designer and Facilitator

MAR 2017

Worked with faculty from Ryerson University and the Government of Ontario to design a two-day workshop to teach students how to deploy design thinking tools and find ways the province could better attract digital talent.

Design Jam, #ShareON

Team Coach/Facilitator

NOV 2017

Coached a team of participants over two days through design thinking tools in order to create a system solution that leveraged the sharing economy to address Ontario’s food waste challenges in Condos and helped the team develop a pitch for judges.

National Youth Leadership Innovation Summit

Table Facilitator

APR 2016

Led a group of eight young leaders selected from across the country to architect the first national plan for engaging youth leaders to strengthen Canada’s economic competitiveness.

Ontario Youth Innovation Summit

Table Facilitator

APRI 2016

Led a group of eight youth aged 16 to 30 and youth-serving organizations to explore the future of youth civic engagement in Ontario to architect the first national plan for engaging youth leaders to strengthen Canada’s economic competitiveness.


Culture Jam

Table Facilitator

NOV 2016

Guided a group of youth in Toronto through various exercises aimed to source ideas and feedback on how youth perceive Canadian content in media in our fast-changing digital media landscape. This design jam contributed to the “Canadian content in a Digital World” consultations launched by Heritage Canada.

Innovation Workshop​​

Table Facilitator

AUG 2016

Guided a group of Utility Executives through various exercises for a workshop with the MaRS Advanced Energy Centre.

© 2018 by Karen Gomez