Skip to main content

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.

 Explore the resources and related learning tools below.

Setting Goals: Keep it SIMple

Watch this video to learn more!

Setting clear and compelling goals can help you perform at a high level, and align your work with the needs of your team, as well as your strengths, interests and values.  Watch this video to learn more.

Key Resources

SIMple goals are Specific, Important and Meaningful. Setting clear and compelling goals takes some thought and conversation with your manager or team.  For additional guidance, and examples, see:

System job aids can be found in myHR Learn, including step-by-step guidance on how to enter a goal. 

Ready to get started in myHR Learn?

Learn More

View a playlist or attend a workshop


Coming Soon: New on-demand workshops for year-end

Explore More

 View more learning resources below

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

Understanding timelines

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


 Ready to log in to the system?