About Getting People Right

Getting People Right (GPR) is an educational website providing its students with practical education in human resources and leadership.

GPR’s leadership courses will teach you the practical skills to build strong teams and enhance your career. The curriculum has been developed by a faculty that has experience successfully scaling businesses and in the coaching of high growth organizations. Our mission is to teach business owners, managers and career builders how to build strong teams by putting the right people in the right seats.

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Our story

Making a revolutionary process accessible and affordable for anyone in any business and any industry.

5 years ago, Justin hired Trevor as a business coach. Trevor’s wise, systematic approach to restructuring Justin’s business helped him leap ahead to achieve 50% consecutive year-over-year growth, attract top talent and dramatically improve team unity, focus and purpose. The tools Trevor brought literally changed Justin’s life and business.

Justin was thrilled with the results and shocked to find that his case wasn’t unusual. Trevor had seen these same results with scores of companies in many industries over nearly two decades.

Justin wanted to recommend Trevor to all of his friends and associates who owned or ran a business but he couldn’t because Trevor was way too expensive for most people to afford.

Meanwhile, Justin’s close friend Tim was seeing dramatic success with his eLearning business, growing by over 100,000 students from 170 countries in a single year. The three of them started brainstorming how to make Trevor’s revolutionary process accessible and affordable for anyone in any business and any industry.

Achieve certification in GPR’s Leadership Fundamentals © Program

At Getting People Right, we offer real-life skills taught by industry professionals. We’re 100% online so you can complete the courses on your own schedule, from anywhere in the world.

We cover the practical people skills you don’t learn in University so you can run your own organization better, or qualify to step into more senior leadership in an existing organization.

Increase your knowledge and skills
Study online at your own pace
Achieve certification in months or weeks

Getting People Right Leadership

Trevor Throness · CEO and Senior Instructor

Trevor is a veteran coach and keynote speaker, the author of the book “The Power of People Skills” released by Career Press NY in 2017. He’s also written for or been featured in places like Forbes, Inc, The NY Post, The Globe and Mail, Entrepreneur, CEO Magazine, and numerous podcasts and interviews.

Justin Mitchell · President and COO

Justin is a serial entrepreneur in real estate brokerage, property management and private equity. His companies have achieved over $2 Billion in sales and have over $1.2 Billion in assets under management. Justin also makes impact investments in fair trade farming, low-income housing and public washrooms in West Africa.

Our Courses

Skills you will learn

  • A team-based approach to strategic planning
  • How to find and retain A-players
  • How to understand and apply the DISC personality tool
  • How to hire and fire
  • How to become a great team coach
  • How to deal with difficult people

Getting People Right’s Leadership Fundamentals© program is:

  • Convenient – Study at your desk or in your own home
  • Applicable – Learn skills that you can use immediately
  • Practical – Learn from industry professionals, not professors teaching theories from books
  • Affordable – GPR has a mission to make expensive
    in-person leadership training affordable to everyone
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Are there any requirements to take this program?

No! The Leadership Fundamentals© certification program is designed to teach anyone how to become a leader in a business or not-for-profit setting. Each course includes tools, resources, and additional reading for those who want to dig more deeply into course content.

Why Businesses and Individuals Are Choosing eLearning

20 years ago, online dating was brand new. Then it exploded in popularity and today most couples meet online. eLearning is experiencing that same explosion RIGHT NOW!

Technological forces
  • For the first time, people have been forced to get equipped with strong high speed internet, high quality webcams, and good microphones
  • Increased effectiveness of tech has made it more user-friendly and available than ever
  • High speed, broadband internet connections are now available everywhere on the planet
  • A Brandon Hall study found that eLearning requires 40-60% less employee time than traditional classroom learning.
  • Employees can learn at their own pace without leaving their desk, travelling, staying in hotels, buying meals etc
  • eLearning enables students to learn five times more material for every hour of training because they learn at their own pace and immediately apply what they've learned
  • The same IBM study found that every dollar invested in online training resulted in $30 in increased productivity because skills could be immediately applied. IBM saved 200 MM switching to eLearning.
  • IBM saved 200 MM switching to eLearning.
  • When employers spend $1500 per employee per year on training, they achieve improvements in profit margins of around 24%
Learning and retention
  • Information retention rates of face-to-face learning are about 8-10%. This jumps to 25-60% with eLearning because participants can revisit material, and retake quizzes and tests
  • An IBM study found that eLearning participants learned nearly five times more material in the same time period than they did in a classroom setting.
  • 84% of employees in Best Performing Organizations are receiving the training they need compared with 16% in the worst performing companies (source IBM Smarter Workforce Survey)
  • Social distancing due to COVID means that people will have to work remotely for a long time to come, and will only be able to learn from home
Economic changes
  • Companies everywhere are cutting costs to get better value than just a few months ago
  • More than ever we need to invest into our employees, but we must do this with more effectiveness and with less money
  • People have known about e-learning and tele-conferencing for a long time now, but suddenly we’re all being forced to use it and get comfortable with it. This has sparked a revolution in how we learn and communicate
  • 71% of CEOS cite human capital, ahead of products, customer relationships and brands as the leading source of sustained economic value