Training Sessions

PSA trainers hold group classroom sessions for participants in business skills and career-related topics, including:

  • Bridge the Gap: Workplace Communication Skills
  • Can You Hear me Now: Professional Phone Skills
  • Get It Write: Creating an Effective Resume
  • Learn by Doing: How to do Informational Interviews
  • Look Sharp: Professional Workplace Attire
  • Meeting the People: Networking Techniques
  • Show and Tell: Successful Interview Techniques
  • Show Me the Money: Improving Financial Literacy
  • Teamwork: the Benefits of Working in Teams
  • The Success Workshop
  • We the People: Transitioning from Sensible Student to Responsible Citizen

In addition, PSA will occasionally feature professionals in our Professional Highlight series who will speak to the group about their field and its requirements.

The Trainers

Roni Abrams

Roni Abrams is President of Roni Abrams Associates Limited, a coaching, training and management consulting firm. Abrams specializes in perceptual training, interpersonal communications, executive and presentation coaching, managing change, sales, negotiations, strategic planning and networking.
Clients have included Clairol, New York Association of Realty Managers, Artnews , Helpern Architects P.C., The Corcoran Group and Metropolitan Life Insurance.

Lauren Salamone

Lauren Salamone is a Certified Teen Life Coach who runs a private practice in Manhattan where she equips teens with tools and life skills that help them chart a successful path for their lives. She is author of the best-selling book 5 Must-Know Secrets for Today’s College Girl and is a frequent guest-speaker on teen-success topics at high schools, universities and parent groups.

Judy Katz

Judy Katz is an executive and educator who has worked with and consulted to corporations, nonprofits and educational institutions on strategy, operational improvement and leadership development. Clients have included the New York City Department of Education, Con Edison and BMG. Katz is New York StateCertified in secondary social studies and has taught at the middle school, high school and university levels.

Dennis Jeffreys

Dennis Jeffreys was Vice-President in the Information Technology department at MetLife for many years. Dennis tells students to follow his lead when he gives an informational speech that encourages minority youth to believe in themselves, and succeed. He tells them of his struggles as a Caribbean youth and his high salaried position later, and how he had a real estate business on the side. He has since written a children’s book on Diversity.


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