Rabbil Green
Instructional Design for eLearning Instructor and Graduate

Student Success Story

Rabbil Green was one of the first graduates of our Instructional Design for eLearning (IDL) Certificate program. The certification signaled “an actual discipline to instructional design and instilled credibility,” says Green, who expanded his role as a training officer at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to a designer of eLearning courses.

He merged his skills leading workshops in multicultural communications with the latest education technologies and trends. “With eLearning, there’s a creative element,” says Green. “Online content has to stimulate your audience. It has to be useful and relevant. And it has to stand on its own.”

After earning his certificate, Green became the go-to person at CalPERS to turn compliance regulations into meaningful learning experiences. He served as chair of the California Network of Learning Professionals, where he developed eLearning communities around technology and organizational development and contributed to Governor Brown’s initiative to improve civil service.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offered him a promotion and today, he directly supports the utility’s business and community engagement strategy as a consultant and business partner. 

Rabbil Green

Watch our video (above) to hear Rabbil Green speak about his experience with the program. 

A Sacramento State alumnus ’06 (Communications Studies), Green has come full circle. He returned to the College of Continuing Education in 2018 as co-developer and an instructor in our IDL program, bringing with him the skills and depth of knowledge that advanced his career.

“Helping others through education is important to me. I can’t think of a more fitting way to pay it forward than contributing to the same program that opened up multiple doors in my own career.”

Green and his wife have two daughters. They live in West Sacramento, where he coaches his girls’ soccer and basketball teams. He is also an avid reader.