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Employee Evaluation and Performance Management

Are you providing valuable feedback to your team? Learn proven techniques for assessing employee performance and effectively communicating feedback.

Key Program Information
Series Supervisory Management Certificate
Next Session Dec. 6, 2024 – Dec. 13, 2024
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Get your employees engaged through effective communication

This course will help you incorporate performance management into an ongoing process, which can lead to increased engagement, retention, and productivity.

Through a combination of instructor-led discussion and small-group activities, you will:

  • Examine the evaluative and developmental role of performance assessment
  • Identify effective standards for assessing employee performance
  • Review and evaluate performance appraisal instruments
  • Increase self-awareness of your communication style and the impact on others when providing feedback
  • Identify actions to be more inclusive of others’ communication styles, and develop ideas to leverage diverse communication styles in the workplace
  • Discover strategies to create stronger connections with your team

This course can be taken individually or as part of the Supervisory Management Certificate Program. This is a core (required) course. Take three core classes plus three electives in five years to earn your certificate.

Who should attend

Managers, supervisors, project managers, team leaders, business owners, aspiring managers and supervisors, and anyone who manages the work of others.


  • Headshot of Scott Lester

    Scott W. Lester is a Professor of Management at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He teaches in the areas of human resource management, organizational behavior, and leadership. Scott facilitates multiple workshops in the Supervisory Management Series for UWEC Continuing Education and has years of private sector management training and leadership development experience. His current research interests include mentoring, dyadic trust, managing a multi-generational workforce, and work-life balance. Scott has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. His research has appeared in a variety of well-respected journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Scott has been on faculty at University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire for over 20 years and has received numerous honors including the UW–Eau Claire Excellence in Scholarship Award in 2010, the Chuck Tomkovick Management and Marketing Teaching Excellence Award in 2013, the UW-Eau Claire College of Business Coaching Award in 2016, and the UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Service Learning as a Faculty Mentor Award in 2018.

  • Headshot of instructor of assertiveness training Allison Cooley

    As Founder and CEO of Effectability, LLC, Allison Cooley brings 25+ years of senior leadership, organization development, facilitation, and business ownership experience to her workshops. Her enthusiastic, engaging style and deep knowledge of people and organization systems have inspired thousands of leaders and team members at hundreds of organizations to communicate more effectively, better manage change and conflict, build stronger relationships, create productive, resilient cultures, and get things done. Allison holds a Certified Executive Coach designation from the Center for Executive Coaching, is an Inclusion Institute Certified Diversity Practitioner, is a Board Certified Coach (Center for Credentialing and Education), is a Myers‐Briggs practitioner (CAPT), and is DiSC certified (Wiley). She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin‐Eau Claire and her master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Minnesota.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 1.3 Continuing Education Units ( 13 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted via email or phone call to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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Additional Information

This course consists of both asynchronous and live sessions. Part 1 of the course will be asynchronous and open at 8:00 a.m. on November 30th. Canvas assignments for part 1 will be due by midnight on December 5th. Part 1 of the course will conclude with a live online session with Scott Lester on December 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Canvas assignments for part 2 will be due by midnight on December 12th and will conclude with a live online session with Allison Cooley on December 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Standard fee:

Fee includes instruction and digital materials.



Receive a $100 discount per person, per program when registering 2 or more people at the same time.