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Training Optimization | Program Development



Assist organization in identifying areas of weakness in trainings

Provide advice, tools, and resources to create engaging virtual, hybrid, and in-person trainings

Analyze and recommend trainings for organizations based on company needs and job market research

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Develop and present custom programs for internal staff or external groups centered on professional development

Topics include (but are not limited to)

  • Best practices for virtual networking

  • Salary negotiation

  • Career planning (for young or mid-level professionals)

  • Time management and productivity

  • How to make the most of the first 90 days

  • Managing up

  • Mentorship

  • Public speaking

  • Interview skills (both for interviewees and interviewers)

  • Next steps for recent grads

  • International affairs careers

  • DC job Search/networking

  • College application process (for college and graduate school)

Laura Koepsell has 7 years of training creation and execution experience for the non-profit, higher education, corporate, tech, and think tank industries. In addition to Koepsell Career Counseling, LLC, Laura manages the entire internal training model for a prominent DC Think Tank, in addition to two fellowship programs. 

Laura specializes in the following:


  • Optimization of training for the virtual, hybrid, or in-person space

  • Training and presentation engagement tools, techniques, and resources

  • A network to connect you to the top leadership and training coaches in the country

  • Public speaking training and optimization

  • Staff retreat creation/execution and team-building techniques (specializing in all remote teams!)

  • Professional development topics, skill-building, and employee tenure

  • Analysis of what areas need support with training and resources for companies and recommendations of action plans


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