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Optimizing Employee Performance Workshop: The Soft Side & The Tough Side!

October 3, 2019 at 7:30 am



In this interactive program, C-level executives will learn sophisticated positive coaching and communications styles to encourage optimum performance from employees, and how to handle performance evaluations and discipline (including termination) of employees when it is necessary to protect your company’s legal interests and to avoid potential costly employee claims.


As an added benefit for attending the workshop, you will receive HRCI continuing education credits.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Critical elements of the program will cover:

  • Caring enough to demand excellent results
  • Every crisis starts as a conflict
  • Understanding blame vs accountability
  • The theory of industrial discipline
  • Performance Evaluations from a legal perspective
  • What happens when coaching/discipline fails- the termination process

Thursday, October 3rd
at McDonell Consulting Group's Towson Office
809 Gleneagles Ct Suite 111
Towson, MD 21286

7:30 - 9:30 am
7:30 - 8:00 am - Networking & Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 am - Program


Scott Melamed – Owner of Promed Health  
"The Optimizing Employee Performance Workshop was very succinct and informative, it covered many aspects ranging from the legal aspects of performance reviews to the most effective and psychology-driven ways to enhance employee performance at all levels. The workshop also included a lot of actionable tips which were immediately implemented into the process used at my business. I highly recommend Chris McDonell and Howard Kurman and look forward to their future seminars and workshops."

Jim Workmeister – Owner of Premier Concrete 
“The Optimizing Employee Workshop was immediately beneficial for all leaders from a human resources legal perspective to understanding the reason for weak productivity in the field. Chris and Howard’s direct approach shows why the issues surface, and offer clarity on resolution. We have implemented concepts from the workshop, and would highly recommend to any company looking to find that edge.”

Kim Denis - Vice President, Operations | Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
“I found the workshop to be very informative and succinct while providing information that could be put into practice immediately.”


Howard K. Kurman is a nationally recognized employment attorney and co-founder of the mid-Atlantic regional law firm, Offit Kurman. Mr. Kurman regularly counsels clients on all aspects of proactive employment/labor issues. He represents employers ranging in size from as small as 20 employees to those employers with geographically disparate locations consisting of over 4,000 employees. Mr. Kurman assures, through regular contact with his clients, that they promulgate and maintain the most effective employment policies that will, to the extent possible, minimize their legal exposure in today’s litigious workplace. Mr. Kurman offers advice on employee handbooks, employment agreements, and covenants not to compete as well as confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

Chris McDonell has been in the sales and leadership industry for 25 years and training with Sandler for over 10 years. McDonell Consulting Group is a licensed Sandler training center and works with companies of all sizes helping them reach their full potential, exceed expectations and continue to grow. As a sales coach and corporate executive, Chris has led large sales and sales management teams of over 180 people to reach and surpass business goals on a continual basis; and has been assigned on many occasions to turn around struggling operations. Chris has led sales initiatives, business development, aligned management and employee goals with overall performance, examined investments to ensure consistency with corporate policy and related laws, managed collections activity, and administered operating policies to meet profit goals and achieve both short and long-term growth objectives.

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October 3, 2019
7:30 am - 9:30 am
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McDonell Consulting Group’s Towson Office
809 Gleneagles Ct Suite 111
Towson, MD 21286 United States