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Our July and August workshops will be conducted virtually over three shorter days.
Please click the dates below for details.
Following the virtual workshop, attendees will receive complimentary 90-minute coaching calls with President and Workshop leader Chris Mursau.

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

Get the real scoop on the world's most proven, most effective hiring methods from the pros who invented them.
We conduct 2-day public Topgrading workshops in the Chicago area, and in-house workshops for clients around the country.

Why is the Topgrading Workshop the best? Because only Topgrading has trained tens of thousands of managers to achieve an unprecedented 85% HIGH performers hired. That's right - not just okay performers, but A Players. High performers.

For the proof, check out our Case Studies. Dozens of companies improved their success hiring high performers from 26% to 85%, and the CEOs say Topgrading made the company more successful.

Do you want to hire 85% high performers? Topgrading, Inc. is the only company authorized to teach the 12 key methods of Topgrading. In our workshops you will:

  • Immerse yourself in the secrets, shortcuts, and proven methods of Topgrading
  • Enjoy action exercises that provide immediate "feel" for the methods
  • Get personal coaching while conducting the famous Topgrading Interview
  • See real Topgrading Snapshots, the best candidate screening tool ever
  • Be inspired while networking with Topgraders who come back to learn the latest innovations
  • Turbo-boost your career

CEOs and heads of HR attend the workshop to learn how to dramatically improve talent, and the company's bottom line. Attendees experience more rapid career growth because instead of having a mix of A, B and C Players, they systematically build teams of almost all A Players, and those teams perform much better.

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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.


"Very informative and insightful, with a tremendous amount of valuable information."
— Chris Hollender, Claims Director, Argo Group US


"A 10. Excellent workshop. Very enlightening and thought provoking."
— Ron Walker, AVP – Claims, Argo Group US


"Great program. Will take the company to the next level."
— Maura Slattery-Machold, VP of Manufacturing Effectiveness, Sun Life Financial

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