RANYA VERSON, founder and principal of PSI, is an instructional designer, performance analyst, project manager, trainer of trainers and facilitator who draws on a wide range of disciplines and pragmatic base of experience to foster meaningful learning events. With more than fourteen years working in a range of business contexts, Ranya draws from a unique mix of adult learning principles, developmental and organizational psychology, and cultural understanding to foster engagement in individuals and groups that allow the necessary shifts to produce desired change.
Ranya designs, executes, and manages customized learning systems and programs. Clients have recognized her contribution to improved models of instruction, shorter learning curves, elevated participant confidence, more consistent levels of routine performance, reduced errors and disruptions, clearer communication and increased productivity. Ranya understands learning technique applied to multi-lingual environments. She works with all levels of an organization from executives to plant floor employees. Ranya has developed a modulized and coordinated Multi-lingual Plant System that uses structured on-the-job training as its "engine" and was the building block for company expansion for one of the nation’s leading contract manufacturers.
Ranya holds a Master of Adult Education from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Illinois. Her education experiences include training from the Ashland Institute, an institute dedicated to teaching the principles of dialogue and leadership for women; a certification in EQ (emotional intelligence) assessment interpretation from Learning in Action Technologies; and more than a decade of dedicated study of the Spanish language and Latino/Hispano cultures.
Ranya facilitates in Spanish, has lived and taught in South America and has worked in bi-lingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) environments in the United States. She has published a variety of articles in Chicago International Society for Performance Improvement (CISPI) journal where she wrote a monthly column entitled “What’s in the Wind,” and is published in two online newsletters with an article entitled, "Living Culture."