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    Managing Employee Performance

    Date: May 25, 2011, 7:30am – 9:00am
    MIchael Simpson
    Joliet Junior College
    1215 Houbolt Drive T1000
    Joliet, IL 60431
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    Michael Simpson is a true innovator which enables him to maximize the potential of individuals and organizations.  Michael has over 20 years of experience transforming and  reinventing organizations, as well as creating sustainable return on human capital investment.  He is a skilled strategist, speaker, facilitator, lecturer, and organizational consultant.


    Michael enjoyed a very successful career leading US HR divisions for large, multinational corporations in the manufacturing, healthcare, professional services, and retail sectors.  Michael works across all industries and is a recognized expert in organizational development, strategic planning, teambuilding, executive coaching, leadership mediation sessions, interdepartmental conflict mediation, change management, continuous process improvement, performance management, stress management, leadership, customer service, competency development, professional image consulting, influencing/negotiation skills, and leadership reinvention programs.  In fact, Michael has developed and copyrighted innovative programs in organizational culture assessment, personality assessment, and leadership decision-making. Michael’s clients love working with him as he quickly develops customized solutions that bring sustained benefit to the organizations he serves.  Michael has worked across the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia; taught MBA students at a top business school, and is a sought-after speaker for conferences, and executive retreats. 


    Michael’s efficacy for transforming organizations and people comes from his deep knowledge of international business, organizational strategy, and understanding of human performance technology.  His ability to create solutions in the areas of organizational culture, professional development programs, performance management systems, and employee satisfaction/engagement/loyalty assessments.  Michael is currently completing coursework for his doctorate in adult learning, has a master’s degree in Human Resource Development, and an undergraduate degree in Industrial Psychology.


    Mr. Simpson will discuss best practices to optimize your organization's human capital investment through effective performance management.  You will learn how to improve stakeholder satisfaction with the performance management process, as well as better align business results, appraisal assessments, and monetary rewards.  You will also learn how to make your appraisals more accurate, less subjective, and drive shareholder value.  You will also learn how to generate useful metrics from your appraisal system to go well beyond assessing individual performance.  You will learn about the metrics that increase return on human capital investment, shape organizational strategy, increase leadership/management effectiveness, promote a high performance work culture, and create shareholder value. 

    This fast-paced presentation will provide insights into common mistakes that HR professionals make when designing or evaluating appraisal systems.  The HR professional will learn how to reinvent their appraisal system to ensure that managers at all levels effectively use the system and drive increased employee accountability and engagement throughout the organization.