Performance Planning and Goal Setting: Half-Day Training Program Proposed Agenda and Content

Performance Planning and Goal Setting: Half-Day Training Program Proposed Agenda and Content


Review of Session Objectives

Performance Planning and Goal Setting: What it is and what it is not!

  • Clarifying performance expectations
  • Focusing work activities

Benefits of Performance Planning and Goal Setting

  • How goal setting improves performance and adds value
  • How Goal Setting Works and Why
  • Theories of motivation and performance management

Recommendations for Effective Performance Planning

  • The planning process and sequence
  • Creating mutual involvement and participation

Developing Meaningful Goals and Performance Objectives

  • Linking individual performance goals to department and corporate objectives
  • Applying SMART guidelines for writing goals
  • Participant Exercise: Good Goals Test

Applying Goal Setting Back on the Job

  • Experiential Exercise: Writing performance goals and objectives
  • Group Discussion: Goal Setting Opportunities and Barriers

Wrap Up and Close

Effective Performance Management: Getting the Most Out of Employee Appraisals This seminar helps managers understand that performance management is a process to guide and develop effective on-the-job performance and just not an annual end-of-the-year event. It will help mangers meet the challenge of change and how effective performance management practices can spell the difference between success and failure. Participants will learn to:

  • Enhance employee performance through on-going feedback and coaching
  • Objectively evaluate performance against performance standards and expectations
  • Comply with the legal aspects of performance reviews and documentation


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