Two-Day Topgrading Workshop – November 2020

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Are you a CEO or is your company’s CEO/Owner interested in attending a workshop?
Please reach out to us for special pricing. Email or call (847)-244-5544 ext. 394

11/11/20 - 11/12/20
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hyatt Regency Deerfield
1750 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015

Ticket TypePriceSpaces
Single Attendee$2,495.00
3 or More Attendees$1,995.00

Billing Information


Refund/Cancellation Policy

Due to the nature of our events, planning, and materials, we are unable to refund for any reason. If you are unable to attend and contact us within seven (7) business days of the workshop date, your reservation will be moved to the next Topgrading Quarterly Workshop, or your reservation fee will be forfeited. By registering for our workshop, you agree to the Refund/Cancellation Policy

Two Day Public Workshop Agenda


Day 1, 8am-5pm: Topgrading Immersion

Day 1 is filled with immersion into all 12 Topgrading steps.  Each step is fully explained and exciting exercises will give you a “feel” for how all the parts fit together.

Our unique definition of A Player

  • What kind of A Players does your organization need?
  • The myths and realities around building a team of great people

Impact of the Status Quo

  • Calculating your hiring success
  • Calculating the impact of non-A Players at various levels
  • Why achieving big goals is such a struggle; how Topgrading makes it simpler

Selection Process that Produces Dramatic Results

  • 5 key hiring steps that solve the biggest hiring problems

Action Steps

  • Define your Target – Job Scorecards are clearer than job descriptions
  • Best recruitment methods – use your network for passive candidates
  • Screen Candidates – the TORC “truth motivator,” PreScreen Snapshot that saves you a lot of time, and the Phone Screen Interview
Day 2, 8am-1:30pm: Deeply Understand Finalist Candidates and Hire the Best

Day 2 is devoted to the most important step in Topgrading – the Topgrading Interview and what happens after that interview.

Conduct the Tandem Topgrading Interview

  • 24 “dos” and “don’ts”
  • Analyze the Career History Form information
  • How to probe for deeper meaning
  • Note taking

After the Tandem Topgrading Interview

  • Analyze notes
  • Rate the candidate on Competencies
  • Review the Job Scorecard vis a vis your conclusions
  • Decide to move ahead … or not
  • Verify what you’ve seen and heard in candidate-arranged reference calls
  • Engineer Success – Coach your new hire

Put it all together – Implementing Topgrading

  • Use Topgrading right away
  • Get set up for TOLS
  • Contact us with any questions

The sessions are designed to be highly interactive and entertaining. We cover actual cases so you can see how it works in practice, identify common pitfalls, and show you how to institutionalize the Topgrading approach. For more information, contact

After companies implement Topgrading, we tailor in-house workshops to each individual company.


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