NESA associates provide an enormous range of services to NGOs, educational institutions, and development organizations around the world.  These include everything from refugee services, international travel orientation for interns, development worker training, and business planning to Cree language instruction.  This diverse set of services means NESA can organize a team with a skill set appropriate to most development project needs.

NESA principal Don Sawyer specializes in several areas:

don signing 7 (Small)Writing

  • Writing workshops
  • Public and school readings
  • Custom writing projects
  • Sales


  • Curriculum development and workshops
  • Aboriginal education workshops
  • Student teacher seminars
  • In-service professional development
  • Adult and popular education presentations
  • Literacy program design
  • Instructional skills workshops (ISW)

IMG_2875 (800x584)International Development

  • Interactive, experiential curriculum development
  • DACUM delivery
  • Project proposal writing and management
  • Community development worker training
  • Project evaluation
  • Training of trainers
  • Pre- and post-departure orientations

IMGP2310 (Small)Speaking and Professional Development

  • Teaching beginning and adult writers
  • Aboriginal education and teaching writing to aboriginal students
  • In-service social studies curriculum methods and strategies
  • Community and community development
  • African development
  • Global education – concepts and methods
  • Keynotes