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Performance Excellence Resources for Staff

Performance Excellence is Northwestern's annual performance management experience and is a vital part of how you perform and grow.  For an overview of your role as a staff member and the phases of Performance Excellence please visit our Overview page.

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Approach Year-end with Confidence

Writing your self-review

It's that time of year.  You're looking through notes and emails, trying to remember what happened, and  wondering what to highlight... Watch this video for guidance on writing your self-review.

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Prepare for a REAL conversation

REAL conversations (Reflect, Empathize, Ask questions, Look ahead) help to build trust, increase learning, and focus forward for motivation and engagement. Not sure you're having REAL conversations?  

REAL conversation framework

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Learning resources for all phases of Performance Excellence
Purpose and SIMple goal-setting essentials Prepare to discuss development Writing your Self-Review
Purpose and SIMple goal sample library Check-in guide & template Guide to Ratings
Values and behaviors Career development plan template Tips for Receiving Feedback
Leadership Development planning guide

Understanding timelines

If you have questions about area timelines or deadlines, please check with the Human Resources contact in your school or unit.  


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