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Deb Topka

Deb Topka brings 20 years of experience in designing, developing, and implementing regional and nationwide education programs for major corporations. As the owner of her own consulting firm, a few of her projects include the development and leadership training program for the Delaware National Guard, the redesign of the training department of a biotech firm, and the design of a new hire program for sales personnel at an international travel insurance provider. Recently, she has provided program management and consulting services to major pharmaceutical clients engaging in virtual staff development programs.

While at AstraZeneca, she was the leader of curriculum development in the company’s Learning and Development Skill Center. She worked on the design, development and delivery of training for a new decentralized training team in the organization and was responsible for the rollout of the company’s Performance Management system for key client groups in the sales and marketing division of the organization. At Andersen Consulting, she worked within the Change Management Services Practice, designing and developing training materials, and training facilitators for major pharmaceutical clients and a leading records management company.

Deb earned her MS in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis on Instructional Systems, from the Pennsylvania State University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Communications Media (emphasis in Training and Development) and a minor in Psychology.

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