Topgrading Master Business Course

Apply a data-backed process to attract, hire, coach, and retain exceptionally talented candidates in just 8 weeks with the Topgrading Master Business Course.

BRAND NEW fully remastered course coming soon (Summer 2022)! 

Why Take The Course

Scaling up your business is hard — and even more frustrating if you don't have a reliable team. However, not that many companies know the golden formula to successful hiring.

The fact is: your organization is only as strong as its people. Mis-hires cost you millions (that’s not an exaggeration) in dollars and wasted hours. If you want to start scaling up rapidly and without drama, you need every person on your team to be a High Performer — not only your leadership and management.

As a result of collaboration between Dr. Brad Smart and Growth Institute, you can now access the Topgrading methodology — regarded as the most effective hiring method on the planet — in the form of an interactive Master Business Course.

This Togpgrading Master Business Course is specially designed to help you make all the right decisions in your search for the best people at key roles in your organization.

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What You'll Learn

Our learning process will help you break through your "plateaus" so you can grow and scale, with less stress and less drama. We don't leave anything to chance.

In the 7 Week Topgrading Program you'll learn how to:

  • Coach your new hire
  • Measure your hiring and promoting success
  • Optimize your recruitment processes
  • Analyze the data
  • Conduct effective interviews
  • Master advanced interview techniques

Check out the on-demand webinar from June 2022

 

Meet Your Coach

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Brad Smart

Brad completed his doctorate in Industrial Psychology at
Purdue University, entered consulting, and since the 1970s has been in private practice as President and CEO of his own company, now called Topgrading, Inc., based in the Chicago area.


Brad is frequently acknowledged to be the world’s foremost expert on hiring. The company consults with many leading companies and hundreds of small and growth companies.

He has conducted in-depth interviews with over 6,500 executives. His work has resulted in authoring seven books and videos, including Topgrading 3rd Edition: The Proven Hiring And Promoting Method That Turbocharges Company PerformanceThe Smart Interviewer: Tools and Techniques for Hiring the Best; and the training series Topgrading Toolkit, featuring the 12 Topgrading hiring steps and demos of all the interviews.

He's also co-authored the following booksTopgrading for SalesWorld-Class Methods to InterviewHire, and Coach Top Sales Representatives, with Greg Alexander; and Smart Parenting: How to Raise Happy, Can-Do Kids, with Dr. Kate Mursau.
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Chris Mursau

President of Topgrading

Chris has been consulting and teaching organizations and individual managers how to pack their teams with A-Players since 2001.

He has conducted over 2,500 in-depth Topgrading assessments for internal and external candidates, helped hundreds of people achieve their A potential, and trained thousands of people in the methodologies proven to improve their success in hiring high performers.

His client list is broad and diverse, including some Fortune 500 companies, small to medium-sized businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Michelle LaVallee

Michelle LaVallee

International Talent Advisor & Certified Topgrading Coach

Michelle excels at the honest intimate business analysis required for clients to decide their own direction.

Her keen ability to rapidly evaluate and assimilate the current state enables her to assess what is required for growth, scale or improvement - be it strategy, cash, people or execution. Michelle is a master at reengineering organizations for their own strategic fulfillment.

Michelle´s truth telling inspires and propels leaders to achieve. Michelle is known for being direct and disciplined with her practice because she believes clients must be accountable for their own results.

Michelle supports global executives with strategic planning and business coaching for performance and sustainable revenue growth. She cares about actualizing strategy and making improvements stick for the long term – stepping organizations through change.

Her natural ability to put people at ease strengthens the desire of individuals and groups to make positive changes. She influences stakeholders to build good will while aligning their teams for performance.

Michelle specializes in Topgrading®, a world leading talent management strategy that is proven to dramatically increase the percentage of A players within organizations. A true cross cultural expert, Michelle facilitates, coaches and supports her clients in spoken Mandarin as well as English.

Michelle is an adventurer with a love for the outdoors. The same intrepid spirit that led her to China and throughout Asia now finds her spending her spare time riding horses on her own ranch in southern Chile.

Who will benefit from this course?

Business Owners

We provide the tools for business owners ready to take their businesses’ growth seriously. 

Founders

We provide the opportunity to emulate the proven results of industry leaders.

CEOs

We provide strategies to leverage the customer relationships you already have.

Top Executives

We provide the latest and most effective methods to scale up your business now.

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What are leaders saying about Topgrading?

Successfully Scale Your Business With Our 360 Hybrid Method of Learning

A company can only grow as fast as its leadership. What are you doing to grow your leaders of tomorrow? From Sales and Marketing to Operations and Finance –we have a course for everyone.

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There are three options to get yourself (and your team) enrolled in Topgrading

Option comes with
Access to the full course
Continued access to the course and all materials
7 core modules
7 live coaching calls
A global community of peers
Bonus 1
FREE Scaling Up Compensation micro-training to help you design the perfect comp plan for your org
Bonus 2 (limited to first 10 teams)
Free 30-minute one-on-one coaching call to measure your progress, and challenges, and set up a focus plan for you and your team!
Bonus 3
2 months of access to Topgrading online solutions like Career History Form, Candidate Snapshots, or Competency Assessment. TOLS 3.0 helps you screen candidates and detect Top Performers more efficiently and accurately than ever before.
Access to the full library of Growth Institute courses and micro-trainings
Tailored curriculum, assessments, and growth paths for your whole team
Monthly & quarterly progress reporting and check-ins with a growth specialist
Exclusive access to live training with expert coaches, thought leaders, and authors
 
Single Seat
$2,400
1 User Access to the full course
1 Year Continued access to the course and all materials
7 core modules
7 live coaching calls
A global community of peers
Bonus 1
Bonus 2 (limited to first 10 teams)
Bonus 3
Access to the full library of Growth Institute courses and micro-trainings
Tailored curriculum, assessments, and growth paths for your whole team
Monthly & quarterly progress reporting and check-ins with a growth specialist
Exclusive access to live training with expert coaches, thought leaders, and authors
Team Package (early bird discount!)
$3,990
3 users Access to the full course
1 Year Continued access to the course and all materials
7 core modules
7 live coaching calls
A global community of peers
Bonus 1
Bonus 2 (limited to first 10 teams)
Bonus 3
Access to the full library of Growth Institute courses and micro-trainings
Tailored curriculum, assessments, and growth paths for your whole team
Monthly & quarterly progress reporting and check-ins with a growth specialist
Exclusive access to live training with expert coaches, thought leaders, and authors
MBD All-Access
$6,000
5 users Access to the full course
Lifetime Continued access to the course and all materials
7 core modules
7 live coaching calls
A global community of peers
Bonus 1
Bonus 2 (limited to first 10 teams)
Bonus 3
Access to the full library of Growth Institute courses and micro-trainings
Tailored curriculum, assessments, and growth paths for your whole team
Monthly & quarterly progress reporting and check-ins with a growth specialist
Exclusive access to live training with expert coaches, thought leaders, and authors

Not sure which option to choose?

Let us help!

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Book a Call With Our Experts

Talk to a growth strategist to explore this course, get all your questions answered, and choose the right package for you

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Create Your Success Blueprint

Jump in (risk-free)and begin your course experience with full access to all videos, live sessions with an expert coach, and a community of your peers at your back!

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Scale Impact & Reduce Drama

See accelerated growth with your team of A-Players who are mow fully ready and skilled to scale.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

How long will I be able to access my Master Business Course?

Those who purchase single and team packages will have unlimited access to all course materials, including live sessions recordings for 12 months. 

 

MBD and MBD All Access members will have access for the lifetime of the membership.

What is your refund policy / money-back guarantee?

It’s simple! 30-days or 3 live sessions. If at the end of that time period you’re not 100% convinced that this course can deliver results for your business, we will refund the full course fee.

How do I cancel if I need to?

Please email support@growthinstitute.com for assistance with all cancellation requests.

What can I do if I miss the live sessions with the coach or author of the class?

You can always dial in from wherever you are; there will be leaders joining from around the world. That's a reality and we want to accommodate it.  You don’t need to be camera-ready to participate in these live sessions. If you're 100% sure that you'll miss out on a session, just let us know ahead of time and submit any questions you have. All the live sessions are recorded. Once recorded, they're uploaded to your learning platform, Dojo, where you can find and revisit them at any time. 

 

So if there are sessions you can't make, you can always watch the recording and then ask questions and get involved via the forums.

What is included in each Master Business Course?

Each course is uniquely designed and jam-packed with value and added value! You should find the specifics for this course on each unique information page.

Every course includes: 

  • Recorded sessions with the thought leader and their teams of experts and raving fans
  • Live virtual coaching calls with the thought leader and their teams of experts
  • Robust Toolkits and resources designed JUST for the Growth Institute course (you won’t see most of them anywhere else!)
  • A global community of peers learning and implementing alongside you
  • And a custom stack of added value, parallel learning opportunities, and more!

How are Master Business Courses different from other online courses?

We offer a unique learning experience, specially designed for busy leaders of growing businesses. There are 4 main elements of our 360 Hybrid learning experience that ensures that you see the change you want to see in your business throughout each course:

  1. Direct learning from the experts - the creators, authors, researchers, and experts who crafted the methodologies and concepts shared in each course are the ones teaching it!
  2. Robust systems toolkits - our course creators work directly with these amazing thought leaders to take their methodologies and turn them into an actionable and implementable curriculum that you and your teams can use right away in your business
  3. Live Coaching - this is a BIG ONE. Deepen your knowledge of the concepts each with direct, live virtual access to your thought leader and their team of experts. Ask questions, get personalized advice, and… 
  4. Community and peer support - learn also from your peer's experiences, questions, and the advice they receive!

How much time does this take?

Roughly 3 hours a week for the duration of the course: 1 hour for watching the weekly video modules and 2 hours a week for coaching and implementing what you’re learning alongside your team and classmates.

How can I bring my team members along?

Two ways:

  1. Grab a team package! You can bring 2 colleagues into the course with you
  2. Join MBD All Acces and get unlimited access to all Master Business Courses for 5 of your leadership team PLUS Edge community access for your entire organization.


Learn more about MBD All Access here and The Edge here