This three-day Effective Performance Review workshop will teach participants:
- To recognize the importance of having a performance review process for employees.
- How to work with employees to set performance standards and goals.
- Skills in observing, giving feedback, listening, and asking questions.
- An effective interview process and the opportunity to practice the process in a supportive atmosphere.
- How to make the performance review legally defensible.
To start, participants will discuss what performance appraisals are and why they are important. The importance of building trust will also be covered.
Errors We Make
This session will explore the three most common errors made during performance appraisals.
Types of Performance Reviews
Next, participants will learn about the most common types of performance appraisals: formal reviews, informal reviews, probationary reviews, and 360-degree reviews.
The Performance Management Process
To begin, participants will look at the four-stage performance management process through a lecture. Then, participants will work in small groups to review some sample appraisal forms.
Goals with SPIRIT
During this session, participants will learn about the SPIRIT acronym for goals. They will also learn about setting short-term and long-term goals.
The Performance Management Cycle
This session will explore the first two stages of the performance management cycle: the basis for review and performance standards. BAR’s and KRA’s will also be discussed briefly.
Participants will learn about the importance of standards through a short exercise.
Creating a Performance Development Plan
Another key element in the performance management cycle is a performance development plan. Participants will learn about the components of this type of plan during this session.
Feedback and Communication
This session will provide participants with some basic feedback and communication tips.
Next, participants will take a closer look at listening skills.
In this session, participants will learn about asking good questions, probing techniques, and body language.
This session will cover the six characteristics of effective feedback. To reinforce these concepts, participants will apply these characteristics to three case studies.
Next, participants will learn how to accept criticism graciously.
Planning the Interview
This session will look at some things that participants should do before delivering the performance appraisal.
In this session, participants will learn a basic interview format and practice it through a role play.
Goal Setting Role Play
Day Three will start with a role play on the first stage of the performance appraisal process: goal setting. This role play will be followed by discussion and feedback from the trainer and other participants.
This session will ask participants to complete a role play on the second stage of the performance appraisal process: providing feedback.
Next, participants will learn about the third stage of the performance appraisal process: coaching. Participants will also practice coaching in a role play.
In this session, participants will prepare for a mock appraisal.
Next, participants will conclude the performance appraisal process with a mock interview.
Once an employee has achieved a particular level of performance, we usually want them to maintain that level. This session will explore some ways of doing that.
Handling Performance Problems
During this session, participants will learn what to do if an employee is not achieving a particular level of performance.
The Part Where Someone Gets Fired
In this session, participants will learn what steps to take when someone needs to be let go. Participants will also have an opportunity to practice their skills in a role play.
To sum up the past three days, participants will look at their pre-assignment, identify areas of improvement, and develop an action plan.
Performance Management Checklists
To conclude the workshop, participants will review some checklists that they can use during the performance management process.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.