Inspiring, memorable, relevant learning design.

The goal of meaningful learning design is to provide learners with skills they can apply throughout their work and their lives. I design inspiring, memorable, and relevant experiences for all kinds of learners.

My Guiding Principles


I honor the trust of my collaborators.


I am eager to learn in depth about the goals for each collaboration. I welcome feedback.


I look for solutions in unexpected places and encourage others to do the same.

Professionalism and Reliability

I commit to polished, professional conduct and consistent, prompt communication.

Evidence-Based Recommendations

All guidance is based on research in the science of learning.

How will we design
effective experiences
that provide learners with new and lasting tools?

If we want learning to stick, participants in educational programs must be able to articulate and apply the learning goals and outcomes. I help design creative, interactive learning experiences. Learners come away with more than just content knowledge. They leave with new ways of thinking.

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Customized curriculum and program design

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for new

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Facilitator Guides and Training

Meet Kara Gardner, Ph.D.

Learning Design


I have two decades of experience empowering learners with knowledge they can use to meet their goals and enrich their lives.

What it’s like to collaborate with Kara

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