I dont have the ability to edit sites in SPD 2007 but I do have SPD. Could I somehow create a workflow template and upload it to the site? Or is there any 3rd part software that will work to create workflows on the site? Thanks
You need to be able to access SharePoint from SharePoint designer to use the tool.
As for 3rd party there are quite a few. Two popular are Nintex Workflow, and K2. Both have a significant cost associated with them and require server owners to deploy them. They do however allow you to create workflows from within the browser without needing an additional tool.