Performance Development Planning (PDP)
AgendaOverview (25 min)What is it, why do itWhats differentPerformance Planning (30 min)Performance Coaching and Feedback (30 min)Performance Review (30 min)Performance Process and Form(s)
OverviewBefore you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
What is it?Performance PlanningDialogue between manager and staff to set clear, specific performance expectations at the beginning of cyclePerformance ReviewTwo way discussion and written document focusing on staff performance, areas of excellence, goals for improvement and development needsOngoing CoachingTwo way discussion which focuses on recognizing excellence and areas for improvement and learning as well as barriers to performanceFeedbackWays in which feedback can be collected which may include peers, clients or 1:1 between Manager and staffPerformance CriteriaInformation which provides the foundation for performance job description, organizational goals, competencies, standards
Why Support Career Development? Provide clarity about career paths and job opportunities at the University Assist in succession planningClearer standards for managing performanceFocused skill development
Overview Why do it?To create and foster an ongoing, two-way communication process which:clarifies expectations between the manager and the individual Assists individuals in reaching personal and professional goals through skill development
Integrates consistent coaching practices designed to support development targets
What is differentKeeps a forward focus on the shifts in skills that are needed for employees to succeedBuilds a system that builds performance to meet organization needsIdentifies desired culture, behaviours and styleLinks to other systems (training and development, communities of practice)Shared vision, governance and framework
Partnership between Management and StaffLink to Targets focused on performance and behaviourHelp employee to excelSet expectations for coaching
Performance Planning(setting expectations and goal setting)
90% of a Managers time in the process should be devoted to planning, development and coaching
10% on the performance evaluation
Guiding Staff MembersShare department and organization goalsMeet with the staff member, discuss specific expectations for performance and contributions during the review periodSchedule regular meetings with staff member to discuss performance and focus forward on ongoing improvementUpdate expectations should priorities or circumstances change
Performance Planning Setting Expectations
SpecificWhat is the desired outcome?MeasurableHow will you and your staff member know if the desired outcome has been achieved?AttainableHave you and your staff member discussed and reached consensus on the outcome?RelevantAre the assignments relevant for the position? Are they aligned with department or organizational goals?TimelyWhen will the result be achieved?
Be Clear Set objective measuresConsider the six specific competencies related to their job:What are some of the daily tasks or activities where these are performed? What does good performance look like? Describe the standard.What are some projects or assignments the staff member needs to complete? What is the desired outcome? Measure the result.What behaviours are desired as the staff member completes tasks or assignments? How will these need to be leveraged? Examples of observable behaviour.
Creating Development PlansDevelop or improve skills, knowledge or competencies in their current roleAcquire new skills, knowledge or competencies in current role relating to:a new assignment, change to role responsibilities,introduction of new process or technologyObtain new skills, knowledge or competencies in preparation for career development in a new role
Creating a development planIndividuals currentSkills Team GoalsMedITs ObjectivesIndividuals Development (in current role) Individuals AspirationsDevelopmentPlan
Developing in a Current RoleWhat learning opportunities would you consider for your staff member in developing in their current role for a new assignment change in role responsibilities introduction of a new process or technology
Developing for a new roleWhat steps might you take to help support their development plan?
What learning opportunities would you consider for your staff member while on the job?
StepsStaff member determines what their career aspirations areStaff member and Manager determine what type of development is appropriateDiscuss best learning methods, agree on outcome and timeline Staff member also does self-development activitiesProgress is tracked, successes celebrated!
Performance Coaching and Feedback
Leadership is a lifting of a persons vision to high sights, the raising of a persons performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitationsPeter Drucker
What is coaching?Coaching is a unique opportunity to focus and move forward on personal, professional or organizational goals through the exploration of ideas and candid dialogue with a confidential and unbiased thinking partner
Manager as a coach listens, observes and customizes approach to individuals needs elicits solutions and strategies from individuals believes that the individual is naturally creative and resourceful
The coaches job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources and creativity that the individual already has.
Feedback is the essence of coachingFeedback is essential to staff development. It not only helps staff correct mistakes before they become habits, but it also:
Acknowledges the strengths that they draw on to be successful Focuses on the actions required to move forward Identifies plans to overcome obstacles Helps staff to achieve their goals Fosters productive working relationship
FRAME your coachingF Focus on each interactionR React non judgementallyA Ask thought provoking questionsM Monitor progress and learningE Encourage continued growth
Coaching ProcessBy listening....what I heard you say is...hmmm say more....By encouraging...you are right on track...go for it....By questioning...what is going well....what support do you need...what is getting in the way....what could be the first step...By requesting...I have a request...can I ask you to cut your expenses by 50% By action planning...who, what, when
Coaching ExchangeIdentify what is it you want to ensure you get through the exchangeDiscover find out more...what is the issue..find out challenges and concernsStrategize what direction are you going to makeClear the way impediments to action and progressRe-cap what are you going to do and when
How would you coach a.....New memberStar performerNot meeting expectationsSteady contributor
Tips for providing positive and constructive feedbackDescribe the behaviour you are observing, such as meeting a deadline, surpassing productivity, or participating fully in a meetingEmphasize the impact of the behaviour so that the person can clearly see why you believe it is important. Describe the impact on the organization, the team or the jobLet the staff member know exactly what behaviours to continue, and what behaviours not to continue
Tips for providing positive and constructive feedbackDevelop a habit of looking for and commending specific positive behaviours; such reinforcement will increase the incidence of themRespect the staff members need for privacy. Your reaction should be between you and the staff member
Remember to...Focus on the work, not the personAvoid overwhelming do not provide too much feedback at onceFocus on the futureIdentify benefit or positive outcome of the changeProvide appropriate balance of positive and negative feedback.
When people make mistakes, the last thing they need is discipline. Its time for encouragement and confidence building. The job at this point is to restore self-confidence...If we are managing good people who are clearly eating themselves up over an error, our job is to help them through it.
...they coached....rather than preached....they got better results...Jack Welch, Straight from the gut
Role PlayCoaching to develop new skills required for current job or for new position
Coaching to correct or improve performance
Performance Review I work with them everyday. They know I think they do a great job
next to firing, this is my least preferred task
the form is too long
Im afraid I will be challenged on my review and have to provide examples which I cant remember
I dont like being in the role of judge
Making the review easySet clear expectations. Provide them on the first day of employment.Provide feedback all year. Have performance discussions as a regular part of the work day and review meetings are held regularly.Ask first, tell later. Begin a performance discussion by asking the employee to rate their performance. Have them provide examples of where they have met and exceeded the expectations. Document.Guarantee no surprises at the annual meeting. If you are waiting for annual meeting to discuss performance, you lost your chance to be effective
Performance Review DiscussionSchedule the meeting communicate exp