Course Overview

Performance reviews get a bad reputation because too often, employees find their reviews vague or not actionable. We can make performance reviews truly useful and applicable by using language that helps employees grow.

Writing reviews takes time, but the best reviews are simultaneously concise while specific. Learn to provide your direct reports with clear, actionable critiques and steps forward. By using a writing formula, we can easily write multiple reviews in less time, while still providing advice.

This course will help you write reviews that are objective, evidence-based, and motivating.

What You'll Learn

  • Recognize the two sides of written meaning: informational and emotional
  • Write review statements that offer tangible, actionable ways forward
  • Write review statements that motivate the reader to reflect and grow
  • Reduce time spent writing reviews by applying a writing formula
  • Use concise, actionable language
  • Provide redirection without demotivating
  • Use objective, evidence-based language in your reviews

Who Should Attend

This course supports supervisors who provide either formal or informal feedback (or both kinds of feedback) to their employees. If you write annual reviews, give verbal check-ins, or need to provide redirection, this course will help you communicate actionably yet empathetically.

Additional Information

You must view 95% of video instruction and complete all review and reflect questions, to receive Certificate of Completion.

Writing Actionable & Motivating Performance Reviews takes about four (4) hours to complete. You can pause and resume the course at any time. You'll learn from six (6) instructional videos and multiple opportunities to review, reflect, and practice. Be sure to have a place to take notes and try some revision examples.

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Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $150.00
Drop Request Deadline
No drop request allowed after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
No transfer request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes
This is a self-paced course and you will have 42 days to complete after enrollment.

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This course is Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. For more information, visit the UNM Tuition Remission information page.

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