Ravi Sandhu

Modernizer of how learning is done, and deeply concerned about the rise of obesity, which is why I created #pungra.

Curriculum Vitae

Profile

Since 2003 I have helped organisations:
turn tacit and, often abstract, concepts into actionable learning content,reduce the time for learning using adult learning theory and technology,improve key business metrics, such as customer satisfaction, brand loyalty, conversion and fewer complaints.


Keywords and skills

Endorsements I've had as of July 2017 on LinkedIn.
Training (87), eLearning (76), Instructional Design (70), Adobe Captivate (45), Coaching (35), Blended Learning (33), Project Management (30), Change Management (29), Training Delivery (27), Learning Management Systems (15), Soft Skills (15), Leadership (12) and many more on my LinkedIn Page


Experiences

Learning and Adoption Consultant at Bluewolf, an IBM company. October 2017 to present
I support the learning of Salesforce for IBM clients.

See an example of my work

Virtual Reality Learning Designer at Pearson. August 2017 to October 2017
I built 360 degree video experiences.

Sales Instructional Designer at Google. October 2016 to August 2017 (contract)
I designed and built 16 courses for Sales Agents in collaboration with curriculum managers and graphic designers.

Technical Writer at Google. August 2013 - September 2016 (contract)
I designed and built 3 knowledge bases, 2 certification programs, more than 50 instructional videos and more than 80 articles centred on improving Project Management skills.

See examples of my work

Sales Instructional Designer/Project Manager at Expedia. February 2012 - August 2013
Instructional design and management of business to business for Expedia’s affiliates, across dozens of contact centres globally. Taking clients over from account management to ensure sales agents have all the learning content they need, managing the relationship with customer operations vendors (call centres).I created dozens of training programs and implemented them. My initiatives boosted sales conversion from 15% to 40%.

See an example of my work

Training Instructor at ITV. October 2011 - February 2012 (contract)
I supported more than 200 people in learning to transition from Microsoft Office to Google G-Suite through classes and desk-side guidance.

Instructional Design Project Manager at Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Group. April 2011 - December 2011 (contract)
Instructional Design of 15 leadership and management courses.

See an example of my work

Learning and Development Manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers. December 2010 - March 2011 (contract)
I led a team of 4 Instructional Designers to create/update courses on the global curriculum.

Instructional Design Project Manager at Social Care Institute for Excellence. June 2010 - December 2010
I led 4 designers and 6 professors (PhD) in Social Care to create courses for use in teaching Social Care at university level.

See an example of my work

Sales Trainer and Training Designer at Barclays. February 2008 - June 2010
I supported the transition of hundreds of call center advisors from UK to India centres, including the accreditation of 7 Indian based instructors.I kick started internal digital learning through creating almost 100 software simulations with Adobe Captivate, enhancing the new hire induction training class.

See an example of my work

Learning and Development Manager at Coventry City Council. August 2005 - February 2008 (contract)
I supported the training design and delivery needs of a new 150 seat contact centre which housed the services Coventry Direct and Consumer Direct.

Learning and Development Manager at Capita Business Services. June 2002 - August 2005
I supported the setup of a contact centre which housed the Congestion Charge service for Transport for London, through designing and delivery an induction training program and ongoing courses in classroom, to a 500 agent site.


Expertise aligned with ADDIE methodology

Analysis and evaluation (Data and problem solving)
Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Apple Numbers, BigQuery - Big Data, Tableau and similar.
Design (Planning, strategy tools and collaboration)
Microsoft PowerPoint and Word, Google Slides, Documents and Drawings, Apple Keynote and Pages, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Teams, Slack, Asana, Todoist Salesforce Quip and similar.
Development (Content and course builders)
Articulate Storyline 360 and Studio, Adobe Captivate, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Audition and After Effects - as well as video capturing, editing and publishing, Techsmith Camtasia Studio, Audacity - as well as high quality audio capturing, editing and publishing, Adapt Framework, Mohive and similar cloud based development platforms.Knowledge bases and wikis such as Google Help Centers, Confluence/Jira, SharePoint, and other Content Management Systems including WordPress, Udemy, Teachable, Worldclass.io, Mindflash, Branchtracks and similar.
Implementation (Learning Management Systems and digital learning solutions)

Learning facilitation since 2003 including in-person and remote.Cornerstone OnDemand, SkillPort - SkillSoft, CertPoint, Intellium Exceed.Google Hangouts, Microsoft Skype, WebEx and similar.
Digital multimedia for learning and communication

Text - accomplished text writer suitable for multiple cultures, including collaboration with translators and localisation.Graphics - skilled in designing images, schematics, diagrams and similar.Photos - trained in lighting techniques, SLR camera technology and photo editing.Animations - Motion graphics, comics and videos that communicate stories and calls to action.Audio - Podcasts and voice overs.Screencasts and simulations - Videos and games that provide practise environments to enhance skills.Video - trained in lighting techniques, enhancing audio quality, script writing, tele prompters and all associated technology.


Courses/certificates

NVQ 3 Learning and Development 2010Prince2 Foundation 2009Learning and Development Consultancy 2005Certificate in Blended Learning 2006Diploma in Leadership and Management (ILM Level 7) 2006Certificate in Training Practice 2004


Education

Open University - Post Graduate Diploma, Online and Distant Education and Elearning, 2012Coventry University - Post Graduate Diploma, Health Studies, 2001De Montfort University - BA Hons, Public Policy and Management, 2000President Kennedy School and Community College, Coventry - Business Studies, 1997


Testimonials

Daniel, Software Engineer, Zurich
"Ravi and me worked in the same team on the same product for 3 years. During this time we all knew him as a friendly and open minded person who was always eager to help his colleagues: a real team player. He used to work with our internal customers and user community and soon he became known to them as a goto person for their questions and problems.
He created a first class help center and many self study articles, that were a huge help to our users and a relief to the team. It was a pleasure to work with Ravi!."

Jeff, Learning and Performance Leader, Seattle
"Ravi is an extremely talented Instructional Designer. Ravi stays up-to-date on eLearning concepts and applies it to the curriculum he develops. Ravi communicates well with business teams, understanding what their needs are and identifying learning solutions that meet / exceed those needs."

Helen, Learning HR Professional, London
"Ravi was a great colleague - always flexible, had good creative ideas, continuously upbeat and smiling! A calming influence at a very busy time...."

John, Customer Operations Direct, London
"Ravi is a genuinely innovative and creative instructional designer. We worked together on a brand new training concept which aimed at evolving our organisation's telesales teams in to customer focused consultative sales professionals. Ravi was instrumental at breathing life in to this initiative, which has since been adopted globally and gone on to deliver real commercial gains as well as a vastly improved customer experience."

Sheree, Global Learning Manager, Sydney
"I worked with Ravi when he was an Instructional Designer at Expedia. Ravi worked exclusively for one of Expedia's key business groups producing engaging learning content. Ravi was always passionate about creating the best learning concepts for our agent population. He brought innovate ideas into the group that challenged everyone to think outside of the box.

Ravi will be a valuable asset to any organization."

John, Global Training Manager, Dallas
"Ravi is easily one of the most talented Designers I know. His ability to create engaging ILT and eLearning content set him apart. Ravi not only created great content he also was superb mentor. Ravi has a great personality and always seeks opportunities to help others; he unquestionably has the unique ability to make those around him better. Ravi would be a fantastic addition to any team!"

To see more, please connect with me on LinkedIn.

#pungra

This is my labour of love, I work with a team to create exercise to bhangra videos, which are accessed anywhere that YouTube can be. To follow the videos, load up YouTube and search for Pungra.


Find out about my Southall (UK) classes


Being baked: DesiFit

If you're a provider of exercise services and would like to get involved, please contact me.


Stay informed
Here are two ways to stay informed about #pungra.

On YouTube

Occasional emails



Thank you
For signing up.

Sorry to see you go
There are other ways to stay in contact, please take a look around.

Message me

More about #pungra classes

So you're interested in coming to my #pungra classes? Here are all the things worth knowing and doing to get the most out of the classes.

Select to see full size

Who are classes for?
Text

When and where are my classes?
I lead two weekly classes that operate on 3 month terms.
Fridays 7:30PM to 8:30PM at Everyone Active in Southall. 5 minutes walk from Southall train station. It has free fitness centre exclusive parking, £33 total.
Sundays 11AM to 12PM at Dormer's Wells Leisure Centre in Southall.20 minutes walk from Southall train station. It has free fitness centre exclusive parking. £35 total.

To apply to join the next term, message me.

Who are classes for?
Text

What are the benefits of exercising to music?
Text

What makes #pungra different to bhangra classes?
Text

What are Ravi's qualifications?
Text

How do I prepare for classes?
Text

How do I sign up?
Text

When are the terms?
Text

Do I need to attend every single class during a term?
Text