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Laura Paramoure, Alumna

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Laura Paramoure EdD, CEO of Strategic Training LLC, helps organizations with large scale change initiatives, leadership development, performance improvement and training design and evaluation.

About her MALS Experience

In my current role (as well as many of my past roles) I have been required to work across departments within a company to both develop and support a total company strategy.  The MALS degree was prodigious at allowing me to experience different academic disciplines and understand the basic functions within departments of a company, however the greatest gift for me was being given the opportunity to develop key skills in drawing connections between various tasks, processes and concepts from the different disciplines I studied.

I have transferred this skill when working with the different departments within a company.  My ability to draw connections and critically think through solutions with knowledge of the connections has been paramount to my success within my client’s companies as well as in my own company Strategic Training!

Alumna Profile

In addition to completing extensive secondary literature reviews Dr. Paramoure conducted primary research to develop thought leadership on training effectiveness and measurement.  Dr. Paramoure is the author of Showing Value for your Training Dollars; Leadership Development Accountability, and Perceptions of training and non-training managers of organizational impact measures based on design intent and.

Dr. Paramoure has more than 20 years of academic and private sector experience in organizational development, performance improvement, and training design and delivery.

Her background includes senior level management with Parata systems where she was responsible for establishment and deployment of both domestic and international training systems to meet developmental strategic objectives and required technical competence.   She also served as Senior Consultant for Global Planning, an organizational development firm that provided strategic performance improvement planning to businesses throughout the Southeast.

Dr. Paramoure has extensively researched and written on topics such as return on investment for strategic initiatives, performance improvement, training effectiveness, and training design.  She as been a featured speaker at seminars for organizations such as American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) and Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD).

Laura holds a doctorate degree in adult education with a concentration in organizational development from North Carolina State University, a master’s degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Kennesaw State University.

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