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  • September 22, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

McDonell Communications and Listening

In this interactive session, attendees will learn about being a more effective and impactful listener.

The following topics will be explored:

  • Identify and understand the three types of listeners. What type of listener are you?
  • Assess and adapt leadership style going forward.
  • Explore lessons learned from 2020 and 2021 to ensure that past mistakes are not repeated.
  • Are you supervising too much and not leading enough? Understand the four hats of leadership and how you can better direct your focus.
  • Open forum discussion on leadership collaboration.

Chris McDonellChris McDonell is President of McDonell Consulting Group, a licensed Sandler Training center based in Baltimore. McDonell, who has more than 25 years of experience in sales and executive leadership, has worked throughout the U.S. for leading financial institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and The Associates. McDonell has been with Sandler Training since 2008 and has formed long-term partnerships with small and large companies.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, September 22, 2021; 10 a.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the meeting will be sent out via email to all registrants the afternoon prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by September 21 at 4 p.m. please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC Members: $25, Non-members: $45

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.


  • September 28, 2021
    8:30 am - 9:00 am
  • December 14, 2021
    8:30 am - 9:00 am

Connect Influence Succeed

As a valued new member of the Greater Baltimore Committee, YOU are crucial to our success! This is your opportunity to meet with GBC President & CEO Don Fry to learn more about the impactful work of the GBC and the variety of ways for you and your company/organization to Connect. Influence. Succeed.

Join us to learn how to maximize your membership:

  • “Be in the room.”
  • Participate in the work
    • Member Engagement Opportunities
    • Advocacy
    • Events
  • GBC Communications: Prompt and accurate information
  • Connect & Network with like-minded leaders
  • Increase awareness & visibility of your company/organization

Current GBC members are welcome to join us for these events.

Connect. Influence. Succeed. is a great way to begin engaging and connecting to make the most of your GBC membership.

Event details:

When:

  • September 28, 2021, 8:30-9 a.m.
  • December 14, 2021, 8:30-9 a.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the event will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link the evening prior to the event, please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.)

Cost: Free. GBC Members only. Registration required.

Questions: Please reach out to Jeremy Rosendale, Director of Membership & External Affairs, at jeremyr@gbc.org.


  • November 17, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lessons Learned McDonell

This interactive session will explore lessons learned from 2020 and 2021 and what improvements can be made in the new year.

Topics to be covered include:

  • What you ignore, becomes more!
  • How to effectively delegate in order to create more empowerment and accountability
  • Emotional Quotient (EQ) vs. Intelligence Quotient (IQ). Which one are you focusing on more and why?
  • Managing Organizational Change — Learn 7 key steps to ensure success
  • Open forum leadership collaboration

Chris McDonellChris McDonell is President of McDonell Consulting Group, a licensed Sandler Training center based in Baltimore. McDonell, who has more than 25 years of experience in sales and executive leadership, has worked throughout the U.S. for leading financial institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and The Associates. McDonell has been with Sandler Training since 2008 and has formed long-term partnerships with small and large companies.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021; 10 a.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the meeting will be sent out via email to all registrants the afternoon prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by November 16 at 4 p.m. please contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.)

Cost: GBC Members: $25, Non-members: $45

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at tarah@gbc.org or Karen Parrish at karenp@gbc.org.

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at lisab@gbc.org.


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