Whether your goal is to expand awareness, build skills, inspire action, change practice, or build an ongoing learning community, I can help.  

With over 25 years’ experience as a university educator, organization development consultant, workshop facilitator, and freelance learning designer, 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.  

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.

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. 

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“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."  

Recent Clients Include:

  • 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)

Some recent projects:

I work collaboratively with clients through all phases of custom learning design, from needs assessment to program evaluation and refinement

  • Train-the-trainer programs
  • Webinars
  • Instructor-led trainings in classroom-based and online formats
  • Self-paced training programs
  • Curriculum design for multi-session courses
  • Presentation slides and scripts
  • Supporting materials including handouts, worksheets, and guidebooks
  • Process-design for group activities
  • Direct facilitation
  • Coaching of in-house facilitators

Hallmarks of my work include:

  • tailored to your priority learning outcomes 
  • well-structured, well-paced, and easy-to-follow
  • beautifully-designed materials that balance graphic appeal and clarity of content
  • thoughtful incorporation of ways to build on the wisdom that adult learners bring to the table
  • creative activities and discussion prompts that spark new thinking
  • supported opportunities to practice new skills and apply new language or concepts
  • learner-generated content whenever possible
  • clear, responsive communication throughout the life of a project
“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.” 


Email sara@sarasaltee.com or call 360-320-1677 to discuss how I might help you develop an effective and engaging solution to your training or education needs.