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How to Modernize Performance Management in Your Organization

 Export to Your Calendar 5/15/2019
When: Wednesday May 15, 2019
8:00 AM to 5 PM
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Forefront Center for Meetings and Conferences
404 Wyman Street
Waltham, Massachusetts  02451
United States
Presenter: Jamie Resker
Contact: Marissa Cammarano

Online registration is available until: 5/15/2019
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How to Modernize Performance Management in Your Organization:

Tools and Strategies for Adopting Today’s Continuous Performance Management Model


Program Overview:

While the movement away from annual performance reviews and ratings is no longer a new concept, it requires that HR professionals evolve their thinking and gain new skills and change strategies to support the transition.  

Evolving performance management has become a focal point because the annual performance appraisal focused on “12 months ago” is behind the times when it comes to today’s more collaborative, social, and fast-moving world-of-work.  Employee’s expect more timely interactions and direction from their managers.  Organizations from global giants to start-ups are moving to the ongoing performance management model: a cadence of coaching-style conversations that provide ongoing feedback, recognize contributions and leverage strengths, and course-correct off-target performance as needed.  The pressure is on to reimagine the old system.

Are you ready to create a system that drives and aligns performance and employee development with more frequent and forward-looking dialogue between managers and employees?  

Many practical questions about implementing the new model remain.  You need a plan with solid change management tactics to evolve performance management, so it works for everyone in your organization.  This hands-on program will equip HR and OD professionals with new thinking, tools, and simple shifts to remake and performance management and answer all of your questions on implementation.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the reasons behind why the continual tweaking of legacy processes such as ratings and review forms continue falling short of expectations.
  • Build the case for moving beyond evaluations and ratings with proven strategies for swaying key skeptics to shift their thinking.
  • Learn why and how to drop single-rating categories, but absolutely continue to measure and track employee performance (work results and observed behaviors). 
  • Use a merit matrix to help make and provide supporting evidence for pay decisions with performance measures other than annual reviews and ratings.
  • Learn why annual performance reviews do no more harm than good for documenting performance problems; instead, use a system to help managers proactively identify and address issues.       
  • Enable meaningful conversations between employees and managers with a quick and agile check-in framework for short bursts of action-oriented and relevant dialogue.
  • See examples of how-to brand, reposition, and communicate without “HR-speak” about your new initiative. 
  • Acquire proven communication strategies designed to socialize alternatives to performance appraisal, involve your change sponsors, and influence change resisters.

Participant Materials

Participants will each receive a 50-page planning workbook and on-line portal with practical resources and tools they can take back to their organization and share with decision-makers and peers.


Facilitator Bio

Jamie Resker, Practice Leader and Founder of Employee Performance Solutions, draws upon 25 years’ experience on modernizing and rebranding performance management.  Her work includes reshaping manager and employee communications: shifting time and energy from reviewing and discussing past performance to dialogue about performance now and moving forward.  Her Conversations to Optimize Employee Performance workshops feature the Employee Performance Continuum Insight Method training and materials.  Managers are set up for success as performance coaches who accurately assess performance and engage in the right conversations.  Good performance is regularly recognized, coaching for improved skills and behaviors for employees with more potential and the desire to grow happens, and off-target performance is re-directed with the best possible chance for success.  An easy-to-implement framework, adopted and customized by the organization, helps transition managers from the performance evaluator role to a new coaching for growth and bringing-out-the best-in-people mindset.

While moving away from traditional performance management practices of ratings and annual reviews is no longer a new topic, many organizations struggle with the transition.  Jamie facilitates interactive programs for HR audiences to help rethink and modernize the process.  She shares a dynamic approach to replacing annual reviews and ratings with a system to continue tracking and measuring performance and using this information to help inform pay and employment decisions.   Jamie shows how to socialize new ideas with proven change management tactics that help Managers, Executives, and Employees embrace a  re-imagined system that more accurately reflects how people work today.    She holds a BA in Business from Emmanuel College, is on the faculty for the Northeast HR Association, is a contributor to Halogen Software's Talent Space Blog, and an editorial advisory board member for HR Examiner.




8:00 – 8:30: Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:30: Opening Remarks and Program Begins


12:00 – 1:00: Lunch (included)


5:00: Program Concludes

Webinar Preview:

Learn more about this program during the webinar The Do’s and Don’ts of Modernizing Your Performance Management Process!


$599 Members 
$799 Non-Members


CEU Credits:

This program has been approved for 7.75 General Credit Hours.


NEHRA Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing at least 3 days prior to the workshop in order to receive a refund.


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