From: Two Part Webinar Series
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Strategies for Effective Performance Evaluation
Date: Wed Jun 11 14:12:16 MDT 2014

Strategies for Effective Performance Evaluation

A 2-part web-based discussion addressing the necessity and impact of effective performance evaluations - 
aligning employee behaviors with department goals and objectives
2-Part Webinar Series - $249 for complete series
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1:00PM - 2:00PM (ET)
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:00PM - 2:00PM (ET)
Click to register    --     All attendees will receive the full recording, whether they can attend 'live' or not
Attention Public Sector Supervisors and Managers -
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Merit Systems Board recently reported that supervisory candidates do not appear to have the right people-management skills - a finding consistent with concerns that exist also at both state and local government levels. In these days of declining resources and smaller staffs, developing employees is more important than ever. Agencies that value their employees and actively engage them in the evaluation process will be the most effective. The strength of any department or agency depends on the strength and competency of its workforce. And high-performing agencies know that effective performance management plays a critical role in the development and retention of talent.
This 2-part web-based discussion (each segment lasting one hour) will provide supervisors and managers with relevant information and strategies on developing employee performance standards and communicating expectations.
PART ONE will take place on Friday, September 19 2014 - from 1:00PM - 2-00PM (ET)
Attendees of this session will:
  • Gain an understanding why performance evaluations exist - from the employee's perspective, the supervisor's perspective as well as from the agency's perspective
  • Learn strategies that can be used to foster communication and trust throughout the performance evaluation process - while gaining a better understanding of the most common performance evaluation rating errors
  • Learn how to set individual performance objectives so that job responsibilities and expectations are clear - resulting in improved employee decision-making and employee development
  • Learn how to develop clear performance standards and how to provide documentation that relates to performance - as well as guidelines for providing useful performance feedback

PART TWO of this discussion on Friday, October 17, 2014 - from 1:00PM - 2:00PM (ET)

Attendees of this session will:

  • Learn to provide feedback through on-going coaching to develop employees, document their performance and establish performance plans for the next evaluation period
  • Evaluate strategies for assisting employees in developing career paths that support their goals and development - as well as the agencies' objectives
  • Learn how to develop strategies for preparing for the interview and what constitutes effective interview behavior 
This webinar will be facilitated by:
Joan E. Pynes, Ph.D., Professor of Public Administration, School of Public Affairs, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Joan E. Pynes is a professor of public administration at the University of South Florida. She is the author or coauthor of four books, most recently Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organzations: A Strategic Approach, Fourth edition (Jossey Bass 2013) and Effective Nonprofit Management: Context and Environment (M.E. Sharpe, Summer 2011). She is the author or co-author of more than fifty academic articles, book chapters, technical reports and encyclopedic entries about public and nonprofit human resources management.
Click to register - - $249 for complete series
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