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Developing Performance Goals & Standards

Management Training: Developing Performance Goals & Standards

The Developing Performance Goals and Standards course is a management and supervisory training course. This 4-hour course teaches participants how to write specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (S.M.A.R.T.) performance standards. Published by Vital LearningDeveloping Performance Goals and Standards begins with an introduction to the importance of planning and the effect of fuzzy performance standards. Participants then learn the process of writing S.M.A.R.T. performance standards and practice the concepts by developing performance goals and standards in various scenarios. The course concludes with a discussion of how to reinforce the skills learned in the course and how to apply them on the job.

This course teaches participants:

  • The effects of ‘fuzzy’ performance standards
  • How to write S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound) Performance Standards

Participants will engage in activities and exercises to ensure that they have learned the key concepts that are taught during the course. This course is a single module of the 12-module management training series called The Leadership Essentials Series.

Who Should Take the Developing Performance Goals & Standards Course?

This course is ideal for managers and supervisors who want to improve how they develop goals with their direct reports or who have been identified as needing to improve in this area. This course can be used within a new management development program or as a continuing education course.

What is the length of this course?

The live class is designed to be delivered in under 4 hours. The Hybrid and Online version length will vary depending on how long it takes the learner to complete their self-paced work.

How Is This Management Training Delivered?

This course is available in the following formats:

Course Delivery Price
Physical Workbook $54.00
Hybrid (Physical workbook + Online course) $75.00
Online $49.00

Requirements for teaching this training program:

The live class version (face-to-face /in-person/hybrid formats) has a few requirements:

    • The facilitator must purchase and use the Developing Performance Goals & Standards Course facilitator guide.
    • Classes must have a minimum of 9 managers and a maximum of 21 participants.