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Performance Development Group Overview

Malvern, PA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Learning doesn’t solve every challenge. At PDG, we focus on the challenges where improving knowledge, skills, and capabilities will make a measurable difference.

PDG is a global leader in providing workforce transformation solutions which build ... Read more

Mission: We accelerate business outcomes by improving the performance of your people. We make your people better so they can make your organization better.

We specialize in performance improvement. Doing what we do best means you can do what you do best.

Company Updates

  • PDG participated in our first “PDG Gives Back” event supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Delaware and Philadelphia! We created 100 meal-kits containing quick lunch items and snacks for families that are going back and forth to the hospital. Having the ability to grab a quick meal leaves them with one less thing to worry about and we are thankful we could help them in this small way! In addition to providing the meal, we decorated the bags and added cheerful cards. The creativity and artistry across the entire team was amazing! When dropping the bags off to each RMH, the volunteer managers expressed their appreciation of our generous and thoughtful donation!

    Team Malvern was not the only location giving back! PDGs virtual employees participated by supporting RMHC and other non-profit organizations all over the US in New York, Northern Virginia, Central Iowa, Illinois, Atlanta, and California!

  • Check out our first PDG Client testimonial! So proud of our PDG "Rockstar" employees who make such significant impacts with and for our Clients!

    Jazz and PDG Partnership Testimonial

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Performance Development Group – Why Work For Us?


PDG helps our clients realize their business goals by driving the key metrics of business success. We do this by improving the performance of your people through learning, performance support, coaching, and pull-through. Learning drives behavior, behavior drives performance, and performance drives success.

We provide strategic services and capabilities that focus on both the visible changes to systems, processes, and tools as well as the less noticeable changes in attitude and behavior. Culture change is about more than teaching new knowledge and skills; it’s about capturing the hearts and minds of the employees so they can approach the new world with passion and commitment.

Make a real impact on the world — and build your future!

PDG gives you the opportunity of working for a small entrepreneurial firm, while providing you with the experience of working with large global organizations. And since we work with clients all over the world, you may be able to join our team regardless of where you live!

Top Clients
Partner with the companies that make a difference in the world.

Immediate Impact
You’ll be working on high profile projects from day 1 and will play an important role in our organization.

Top Talent
Collaborate with the most talented people in the industry.

Agile and Savvy
We stay on top of learning and technical trends, our employees are active, nimble, and progressive.

Ambition = Growth
We’re ambitious and dedicated, so the sky’s the limit in terms growing your own success.

Direct and honest – from company financials to employee recognition, you’ll hear the truth and know that your contributions are valued.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits

Hey, we know it’s not all about money but you deserve it. PDG offers highly competitive compensation and benefits packages. Sure, a career is about much more than compensation, but we want to ensure the rest of your life grows along with your career.

Take some time to look at what we do best at PDG by reviewing some of our company's recent work!

On a weekly basis PDG recognizes wins by our teams or individuals who go above and beyond in their work, porjects, design, and deliverables. Additionally on a quarterly basis during our company-wide Business Update meeting, PDG recognizes 1 person who consistenly raises the bar on performance, building strong clietn relationships, and being a leader among their peers with a round of appluase an da monetary gift card, thanking them for being a PDG "Rock Star"!

We hope you will read on and enjoy a few of our weekly wins and nomination(s) for some of our teammates/colleagues at PDG!

"Congratulations to Jeanne Picardi, Sr. Program Manager, for excellent feedback from Takeda. Terah Benjamin, Manager HAE Sales Training, recognized Jeanne 'for the outstanding help that she provided to the Immunology HAE L & D Team. She compiled the results from a Needs Analysis…laid out everything very nicely and clearly on a bar chart which was used to present to the Immunology Sales and Marketing Leadership teams…She is GREATLY Appreciated!!' Hugh McLaughlin, Immunology Training Lead, chimed in saying Jeanne 'was instrumental in the effectiveness in which the data was conveyed during an important meeting. She has continued the same project for each of the other three groups in Immunology.  We appreciate her partnership very much!'  Great work, Jeanne!"

"Ashley Moreland, Project Manager, received great recognition from Mary Berrier, AZ Director, and Susan Henrich, AZ Global Director, for her 'efforts leading the Train the Trainer offsite logistics and communication strategy…Her proactive due diligence is setting up the broader OTD training team for huge success…' and her leadership with the Global Pacific Job Aid 'doing the right thing to ensure quality, follow-through accountability and accuracy in the development and deployment of key assets…Local markets are very eager to receive it…' Congratulations, Ashley!"

Quarter 4 PDG Employee of the Month (aka Rock Star) nomintion for...

Stephanie McBride!

Nomited by David Manning, PDG Company owner: "While the work Stephanie did on the program assessment was amazing, we have come to expect that from her over the past 2 years. Where she really went 150% for the client was how she leveraged her knowledge from work on the program assessment to shift the client’s thinking in the 5 hour sales model training working session.  Stephanie took the time to go back through the major programs which would be impacted by the new sales model and presented in the meeting a new vision of not just what a 2 day sales model training program would look like, which was their ask, but rather how it could be woven through their 15 day onboarding program and beyond into in field coaching and management support to embed the change in the field and drive business impact. Client bought in immediately and asked PDG to re-think the entire program design with this in mind.  What was trully significant was Stephanie’s focus on driving success of the Business Leader’s needs and desired outcomes in additional to the Learning Leaders."  

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    "Great small company with big clients"

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Performance Development Group Interviews



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    Business Development Executive Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Performance Development Group (Philadelphia, PA).


    Contacted by a recruiter via linked-in. Had a phone interview with the founder / CEO and then a Skype interview with the VP of Sales. Mainly fit interviews. Pleasant and very conversational. They were focused on getting to see how I viewed client interactions, company fit, ability to work quickly with little information.

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    • They gave a relatively simple case study - it was fun and allowed more interaction with the VP of Sales and President.   Answer Question
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Performance Development Group Awards & Accolades

  • Leadership Companies Watch List,, 2015
  • Top 20 Gamification Company,, 2014
  • Top Workforce Development Provider,, 2014
  • Training Outsourcing Watch List,, 2014
  • Best Results of a Learning Program: Gold, Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, 2013
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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