How to Turn the Tables on the Performance Appraisal Process - A Business Fundamentals Workshop Series

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Name: How to Turn the Tables on the Performance Appraisal Process - A Business Fundamentals Workshop Series
Date: March 29, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Performance appraisals…few really like them and fewer still are very good at conducting them. It takes a tremendous amount of time to do them well. Time that quite frankly many managers just don’t view as profitably spent. As a result, this long, arduous task is often put on the back burner until the last possible moment and then squeezed in between a docket full of “important” meetings. Consequently, evaluations are often based on what a supervisor thinks (or worse yet, feels), not what he/she observes. Conflict and defensiveness so plague the system that many have advocated tossing out the entire dysfunctional process! Even if appraisals were eliminated, some means of evaluating employee performance must emerge. At its core, an organization’s performance appraisal system is one of its most important strategic managerial activities!

This interactive session will stress the key purposes of a well-designed performance appraisal system and how to overcome the many pitfalls that can undermine the process.  


  • Key purposes of a well-designed performance appraisal system

  • How to overcome the many pitfalls that can undermine the process

  • Address the issues of strategic alignment, accountability, motivation and training


Deanna Merritt
Goldey-Beacom College

Dr. Merritt has been teaching for over two decades; it is one of her passions!  As a result of her dedication to her students and the educational process, Deanna is an honored recipient of the distinguished Excellence in Teaching and the Innovative Teaching Awards. Beyond the classroom, she is actively involved in research and writing on those topics of greatest relevance to organizational professionals in today's competitive marketplace. Recent work includes exploring strategies for building organizational trust, developing cooperative organizational relationships and creating an environment where creativity and innovation can thrive.  She presents her work at both academic and professional meetings. She is blissfully married, with 2 teenagers and a dog!

8:30 to 9:00 a.m. -     Networking and Registration
9:00 to 9:20 a.m. -     Introductions
9:20 to 11:20 a.m. -   Training
11:20 to 11:30 a.m. - Wrap-Up

Continental Breakfast is included and provided by Costco Wholesale.

This event will be recorded by the Official EEC VideographerBilly D. Productions.
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12 Penns Way, New Castle, DE 19720


I-95 North
Take Exit # 4B/ Rt. 7 
On Rt. 7/Rt. 1, go to Exit 166 (Churchmans Crossing/Rt. 58E) and turn left onto Churchmans Road (Rt. 58 - Office Depot will be on your right) Travel past former Chamber offices 1.5 miles 
Turn Left onto Airport Rd / DE-37 N 1.1 miles 
Turn Right onto Penns Way (just past Emory Hill Offices) <0.1 miles 
End at 12 Penns Way building on the Left up on the hill 


I-95 South toward Newark/Baltimore 
Merge onto DE-141 S / US-202 S via Exit 5A toward US-13 / New Castle 1.5 miles 
Turn Slight Right onto Commons Blvd/ DE-37 S 0.7 miles 
(FedEx is on your right) 
Turn Left onto Penns Way (NCC Government offices on your right) <0.1 miles 
End at 12 Penns Way Building on the Left up on the hill 

If you have any trouble finding the New Castle County Chamber offices, please call (302) 737-4343.
Contact Information:
(302) 737-4343
$25 Chamber Member
$40 Chamber Nonmember
$10 Chamber Ambassador
$0 EEC Incubator Member
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