Performance Management & Supervisor Communication Tools for Difficult Conversations

Designed for supervisors, administrators and managers, the seminars will address effective performance management during the morning session and change management in the afternoon. Attendees can register for one or both sessions. Each seminar is limited to 40 persons. View schedule and register online at training.unl.edu. For more information contact Layton Brooks lbrooks2@unl.edu or Kelly White kwhitehr@unl.edu.

Performance Management

Presented by Layton Brooks and Kelly White, Human Resources

This session is designed for new supervisors or those who want to refresh their skills on developing and practicing strategies for engaging employees through performance management by:

  • Setting the right tone through planning, establishing goals and setting expectations
  • Using effective feedback and coaching techniques 
  • Understanding performance documentation and developing action plans that help improve performance. 

Supervisor Communication Tools for Difficult Conversations

Presented by Nancy F. Myers, Organization Development

Superviosrs will learn how to communicate with employees about crucial issues by:

  1. Understanding the steps for preparing for a difficult employee performance conversation
  2. Preparing yourself emotionally for the conversation
  3. Building confidence for handling difficult conversations
  4. Being successful at meeting the goals of the conversation
  5. Creating psotive supervisor approcaches to coaching and dialogue