Foundations for Effective Performance Management

June 12, 2024
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Link in the Loop, 621 N. Skinker Blvd. , Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63130
Dates OfferedTimeLocationTarget Audience
June 12, 20249 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Link in the Loop
621 N. Skinker Blvd
Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63130
RM 301
WashU Managers – Leading Others
(at least one staff direct report)

Effectively managing and optimizing employee performance is an essential leadership skill that enables you to build authentic trust and connection with those you lead. When performance management is done right, it becomes a powerful motivator for everyone. When leaders miss the mark, the repercussions are vast and long-lasting.

Performance management involves much more than just an annual evaluation. It is an ongoing, continuous process with the goal of creating an environment where people can build on skills that enable them to perform better in their roles, reach their potential, and boost their success while also accomplishing the strategic goals of the organization.

Course Outcomes:

  • Understand the components of performance management and the manager’s role and responsibilities throughout the performance cycle.
  • Recognize the importance of connecting an employee’s work with the larger organizational purpose.
  • Collaboratively establish clear expectations and goals using the SMART criteria.
  • Apply practical strategies to drive meaningful discussions throughout the performance cycle that foster connection, ensure alignment and drive progress.
  • Effectively prepare for and conduct performance reviews.
  • This course is highly participative, featuring group discussions, individual exercises, and role-play activities. Participants will be provided with skills, tools and best practices to set their team up for success.

Competencies: Inclusive Leadership; Coaching; Impacting/influencing others; Developing others; Inspiring Others

Audience: This class is for all Washington University in St. Louis leaders and managers who have at least one staff direct report. (Leading Others)

Class Duration: 3.5 hours, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Facilitator: Ashley Gibson, Sr. Consultant – Learning and Leadership Development
With over 17 years in talent development, leadership and HR, Ashley is a seasoned professional dedicated to helping individuals and leaders achieve breakthrough results in their professional and personal lives. She finds great joy in creating authentic learning experiences rooted in sincerity, connection and humor.

An important note: This session is being held in-person at the Link in the Loop building.


All programs are subject to change.

Back to Management Development