Pro Way DevelopmentMay 2014 


Educate And Train Your Employees And Your Organization Will Save Money And Will Be More Successful.


A recent study by the American Society of Training and Development found that firms that spend $1500 on training and development per employee vs those who spend $125 generate 24% higher gross profit margins.


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The Cheesecake Factory, one of the most successful restaurant chains in the nation, spends about $2,000 per employee for training each year and reaps sales of $1,000 per square foot-more than twice the industry average.


Training saves labor....by reducing duplication of effort, time spent on problem solving, and time spent on correcting mistakes.


Training saves money.  A better skilled workforce means fewer machine breakdowns, lower maintenance costs, lower staff turnover, lower recruitment costs, fewer bad debts, fewer customer support calls, fewer help desk calls, less need for supervision, reduced downtime, and increased worker productivity.


Training improves a company's competitive edge. According to Nobel Laureate Gary Becker, professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago, "Any company has to recognize that not only is the human capital of their employees a major asset, it is also a depreciating asset that needs continuing investment." Keeping worker skills up to date keeps a company in the running.


Training increases worker productivity

Just a 2-percent increase in productivity has been shown to net a 100 percent return on investment in training (source: "The 2001 Global Training and Certification Study," CompTIA and Prometric).


Pro Way Development Can Help You 
We can create an employee development plan to create cost effective and engaging customized training, such as:
*  Effective Communication

*  Feedback That Gets Results

*  Interviewing To Hire Right

*  Management 101

*  No Fear Presentation Skills

*  Taming Time Management


  Here's What People Say: 

Laura is an engaged instructor, a personable facilitator and an excellent resource. I thoroughly enjoyed her as a person, and her training far exceeded my expectations. The results are obvious as I watch my team's interactions post-training.


I would recommend Laura to any organization that is looking for a truly hands-on and experienced professional who is able to easily adapt to all personality types and bring both fun and challenges to our learning. She was excellent.


Carey Palmquist Executive Director - Operation Warm, Inc.


"Laura's training session was fantastic. I was impressed with her ability to provide a vast amount of insightful management training in a short period of time, constructing the session to provide for an array of management levels. She is personable, well spoken, experienced, knowledgeable and I would recommend her for all levels of management training."


Ame Strong, Rosco Laboratories


"Laura recently developed and conducted a virtual training program for one of my clients as part of their workplace evolution. She did a wonderful job creating content that was applicable to all 100+ trainees. In addition, she was very versatile in learning the client's web conferencing tools and how to engage the remote workers throughout the multi-hour training sessions."


John Anderson


Let Us Help!


Contact Pro Way Development for cost-effective programs on a variety of soft skills training and coaching so that you, your team and your organization have the ability to reach your financial goals.


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Laura Jacob


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 Pro Way Development


Pro Way Development is your source for employee training, executive coaching and meeting management.


Our services include:

  • Training to increase employee skills
  • Consulting services to manage employee relations issues
  • Meeting facilitation services so you can focus on your content
  • HR advice to motivate the right behaviors for profit and growth.  

To learn more about

Pro Way Development, please visit our website.

About Laura Jacob


Laura works with companies to ensure that their business plan includes a plan give employees and leaders the skills to communicate, manage and lead the organization to drive business growth.  



In addition to holding degrees in Psychology and Industrial Relations, Laura is certified as a Professional in Human Resources and a 6 Sigma Greenbelt. 

She is a requested speaker on time management, management fundamentals and working across generations.

Laura's teaching and facilitation style is highly interactive and ensures engagement of participants and the transmission of learning. Participants describe her as "keeps things fun, interesting, stays on task and is very learned and knowledgeable about the subject matter," and "able to engage even those hesitant to participate." 


She is also adjunct faculty at the University of Bridgeport and Manhattanville colleges where she teaches adult undergraduates and graduates on a variety of management topics. 
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