How to Negotiate Your Salary and Establish Entry Level Expectations

Does the thought of asking for more money terrify you? Unsure of how much you should be paid? Need help figuring out what benefits are negotiable? Join YPFP for a workshop on salary negotiation! Co-led by career coach Alyssa Best and Sarah Bruno, Executive Director of the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), this workshop will explore strategies and practical tips for negotiating compensation packages and establishing expectations for entry level salaries.  

When: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Where: UCDC

1608 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Check-in: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Discussion: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Post-Discussion Mingle: 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Sarah Bruno

Sarah Bruno is the Executive Director of the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN.) As PLEN’s Executive Director, Sarah provides program and administrative oversight to the organization. Prior to PLEN, Sarah consulted with nonprofit organizations to help them improve their operations and fundraising strategies. From 2010 through 2015, Sarah served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Truman National Security Project & Center for National Policy, where she was responsible for the overall day-to-day operations and human resource management of the organization. She previously served as the organization’s Director of Development. Prior to joining the Truman Project, Sarah served as the National Development Director at America Votes and a Development Writer at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Before coming to Washington D.C., Sarah worked as Development Coordinator at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A lifelong feminist and long-time advocate for social justice, Sarah holds a Masters degree in macro social work from Boston University and a B.A. in Anthropology with a Women’s Studies concentration from Haverford College. In her free time, Sarah volunteers with various other organizations and political campaigns, and sings with the Congressional Chorus. She grew up in New Hampshire and is a die-hard Red Sox fan. Sarah lives in Washington, D.C., with her dog Dorrie.

Alyssa Best

Alyssa Best is a career coach and salary negotiation trainer. Alyssa initially started her coaching practice to offer support to non-profit professionals like herself facing issues of burnout, uncertainty about their career goals, and discomfort asking for what they want and deserve. Since then, she has expanded her focus to serve clients in diverse industries and sectors often dealing with similar issues, with an underlying theme of navigating a career or life transition. In addition to her private practice, Alyssa works part-time as a Career Advisor & Adjunct Professor at American University, where she teaches undergraduate students how to start exploring and developing their careers. She is the proud recipient of the 2012 WIN (Women’s Information Network) Young Women of Achievement Award as an Innovator/Social Entrepreneur. For more details:www.alyssabest.com

August 07, 2018 at 6pm - 8:30pm
1608 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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