For the past decade, across full-time and consulting roles in local and state governments, Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, and nonprofits, I have designed learning and training programs that supported the growth and development of multi-disciplinary teams and community members. As a result, employees, leaders, and change makers felt empowered and more prepared to do their jobs.
I apply principles in anti-racism, systems thinking, and visual learning to plan learning curriculums and methods, deliver instructional content, and evaluate behavioral outcomes.
I strategize, design, and develop learning and educational experiences to optimize and develop your employees and communities' capacity and capabilities. I use interactive visual activities to generate participation and engagement with your staff in workshops and eLearning programs. I design engaging and easy-to-follow training materials for inclusive learning pathways.
Learning & Behavior Change Strategy
I use behavior change models to keep your teams updated with the latest skills, reach their capabilities, and improve their decision-making skills. I define learner-centered instructional interventions such as game-based learning based on the desired performance outcome. I build a learning culture with the science of expertise development to design experiences that support complex skill development.
Human-centered Design Training
Ever told yourself, is X solution what our community needs? Or what does our community want in terms of Y? I use human-centered design methods, tools, and interactive visual activities to generate participation and engagement with your communities in workshops. I design playbooks and best practices to power share, center lived experiences, and advocate for your communities.
I help you plan, execute, and deliver complex, large-scale, high-impact projects. Whether initiating a project or jumping during a project, I am an operational center of excellence for all teams to deliver their best work on time, within scope, and under budget using agile and waterfall methodologies. I simplify and communicate messy work packages into plain language.
I distill complex scientific concepts into simple and engaging information and communicate your business needs to your teams, communities, or funders. I analyze and write content that embeds scientific rigor in statistical concepts and design. I use equity-focused and trauma-informed practices in my research collaborations and tools that bring the community's voice to the table from journey maps to service blueprints.
Often evaluation is the last thing organizations consider to measure their programs and products. This is because of limited time, lack of resources and expertise, and no budget. Is this you? I help you define a theory of change, research and evaluation questions, recruitment protocols, compensation structure and templates like interview guides and surveys.
"Working with Elham is the single best thing we could have done to yield better outcomes and increase the impact of our project. Elham served in an advisory capacity, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge as an experienced HCD practitioner to help assist in drafting effective research plans. She was also instrumental in the development of impactful HCD Design Sprint facilitation tools, and she provided effective insights and guidance around data synthesis and analysis. I was particularly impressed by her ability to produce quality work, despite time constraints and managing other projects. This was a high-visibility project that will certainly influence the operational culture of our agency, and we can attribute these successes to our partnership with this amazing UX Researcher. Elham would be an asset to any project team. "
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
- Tyson Foods
- Avocado Green Mattress
- US Digital Response
- New York State DoH
- Boston Scientific
- Bureau Veritas
- Think of Us
- City of Los Angeles
- Columbia University
- AmCham Bahrain
- United Vein Centers