I work collaboratively with my clients to design and facilitate engaging and effective learning experiences for diverse adults.
Some of the deliverables I can work with you to create include:
- Presentation slides and scripts
- Toolkits including handouts, worksheets, and guidebooks
- Curriculum design
My portfolio includes:
- Train-the-trainer programs
- Staff trainings
- Leadership development programs
- Community education programs
- Online and classroom-based trainings
- Direct facilitation of your training or learning event
- Facilitation skills training or coaching
- Association of Washington Public Health Districts (AWPHD)
- Bea Dixon Consulting
- The Center for Partnership Studies
- Municipal Research Services Center (MRSC)
- Orca Partners Consulting
- Rae Dental Management
- Senior Services Island County
- Swedish Medical Centers
- WorkSource Seattle - King County (in collaboration with Donna Vaudrin Associates)
I bring over 25 years’ experience as a university educator, organization development consultant, workshop facilitator, and freelance learning designer. Since 2009, I have served as the Director of Leadership and Learning Programs for the Center for Partnership Studies, a non-profit organization founded by Riane Eisler, known internationally for her groundbreaking work in cultural transformation theory and practice.
Whether I'm developing in-person or online learning experiences for leadership teams, staff groups, grassroots community members, or other facilitator/trainers, I have a knack for finding a clear, simple, and accessible way to organize and present even the most complex material. I am steeped in the theory and practice of adult learning and bring a potent combination of analytical rigor, technical skill, artistry and intuition to my work.
I have designed and facilitated learning programs for diverse audiences, including diversity of social status, education level, cultural background, ethnicity, english-language ability, nationality, and age. I've designed effective educational materials for everyone from community-college students to social-change activists from 17 different countries, to county-government staff, to high-level policy makers, non-profit boards, thought-leaders, and elected officials.
I am always excited to dive into my clients' content and have developed successful trainings on topics ranging from dental office management to open government policies to alternative economic models. I also bring content expertise in a broad array of topic areas including: leadership, creativity, adult learning, organizational change, cultural transformation, personal development, and human communication.
My collaborative working style and warm professionalism has enabled me to successfully serve a wide array of non-profit organizations, public agencies, and creative entrepreneurs in fields from health care and human services to social change and personal development.
Clients and training participants have said:
“The organization of the course, the library and the superb videos were all top-notch. As a former teacher, I say - Brava! And as a student and seeker, I say - thanks for a truly memorable experience.”
“The information provided was clear and compelling. The graphics were helpful. The session was well facilitated, on time and welcoming.”
“I thought it was a perfect training program.”“the class was concise, well organized, easy to follow and the facilitator magnificent.”
“…world-class facilitation and organization!”"Sara is a polished presenter, educator and facilitator."