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Ell Harlander

Instructional Designer

Phone 912-222-3251

 Brunswick, GA

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I'm an instructional designer who is passionate about curating and designing effective, creative, and engaging educative content. I love uncovering learning and developing needs and developing the resources to allow each and every employee at a company to succeed and prosper! I do my job well, so your job gets easier!



  • I conduct expert analysis (training, audience, and job task) to uncover learning and development gaps so we can move your workforce in the right direction together.

  • I engage in research and collaborate with SMEs and stakeholders to design successful learning aspects using proven adult learning models and evaluative processes such as Kirkpatrick's Four Levels.

  • I curate content and design courses with stories and narratives that are relevant, appealing, and innovating - so you get the biggest return on investment and your employees' are engaged and enriched.

  • I design targeted in-person, virtual and e-learning courses and micro-learning libraries in Articulate 360 using ADDIE and other instructional design best practices.

  • I develop instructor and participant guides, job aids, standard operating procedures, and job coaching materials.


Certified Instructional Designer

Association for Talent Development

12-course certification

Alexandria, Virginia

Master Certified Business Consultant


Princeton, New Jersey

Certified Human Resource Consultant


Princeton, New Jersey


Masters Degree in Adult Education

Capella University

Minneapolis MN.

Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY


  • Developed the most successful and well-received course for a well-known national healthcare client.

  • Designed standard operating procedures and a series of high impact learning library courses for an insurance company which decreased errors by more than three-quarters.

  • Conducted a training needs analysis and developed onboarding training for a regional nonprofit where leader surveys indicated a 98% satisfaction rate with the new training and coaching approach.



I design and develop both traditional and narrative style learning aspects. 

Click on the first two photos below to see the same course designed traditionally and in narrative form. 

Click on the other photos for samples of other learning aspects.

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Sample course -

traditional style

(Viewable in Rise 360)


Sample course -

narrative style

(Viewable in Rise 360)

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Sample micro-course for coaching

(Viewable in Rise 360)

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Course.

(Viewable in Rise 360)

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Introduction to Stress for Teens

- Micro-course for The American Institute of Stress

(Viewable in Rise 360)