Findlay, Ohio, United States

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Instructional Systems Designer | Learning Architect | Critical Thinker | Story Teller | eLearning Designer / Developer | Technical Writer | Facilitator | Presenter | Forms

Angela Risner is the owner of Orange Learning Solutions. She has 20+ years of experience in instructional design, technical writing, curriculum development and eLearning.

Overview of Professional Accomplishments:

• Created learning architecture with curriculum mapping to OSHA, PHMSA and DOT regulations for Fortune 25 energy company
• Designed and developed technical learning manuals for SAP Record-to-Report finance modules for Fortune 21 healthcare services company
• Designed, developed and implemented management training courses based on competencies identified for each position for international quick service restaurant using blended learning approach of instructor-led, in-store and eLearning training solutions
• Designed, developed and implemented university-based learning program for multi-state law firm using blended learning approach of instructor-led, online, and eLearning training solutions
• Conducted organizational assessments, wrote learning plans, and assisted corporate leadership and partners with identifying key knowledge gaps
• Implemented switch to ISO9000:2000 standard.
• Collaborated with data security team to ensure adherence to Sarbanes-Oxley requirements


Angela has a Bachelor's degree in Music. She also completed 65 hours of law school.

Away from the Computer:

When not working on projects for clients, you can find Angela on her Yoga mat, on her bike, in a Pilates reformer class or spending time with her two cats, Lola and Russell.

Work Terms

We use the standards set forth by two studies: one by the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and one by Brandon-Hall. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE AVERAGES FROM THE STUDIES - YOUR PROJECT MAY TAKE MORE OR LESS TIME.

A. Instructor-led training: Includes analysis/assessment, design, deliverables (participant guides, facilitator guides with lesson plans and scripts), PowerPoint or other presentation, SME reviews
• Development time: 40 hours of development time for every one hour of instructor-led training

B: eLearning
• Level 1 eLearning (Basic): Content pages, text, graphics, simple audio, test questions, SME reviews
• Level 2 eLearning (Interactive): Level 1 content plus 25% or more interactive exercises (virtual "try it" exercises), more multimedia, including video or animation
• Level 3 eLearning (Advanced): Highly interactive with simulations/games, custom interactions
• Development time: 80 hours and up, depending on your project's complexity

C. Printed materials: Includes job aids, process maps, flowcharts, self-paced activities not deployed via eLearning as listed above
• Development time varies

Hours of Operation/Availability:
• Preferred method of communication is email either through Guru or through our website
• Phone conference, IM/chats, etc, are available by appointment

Payment Methods:
• Guru's SafePay Escrow is used for projects that are either with first-time clients or projects that are over $250
• Unless otherwise negotiated, 50% of the total charge must be deposited into the Escrow account at least 24 hours before the project start date
• The remaining payments will be based upon the previously agreed project milestone achievements

Status updates:
• You will be provided regular status updates at the interval of your choosing.