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Our next LDP Workshop will tackle "Removing Under-performers: Navigating the Implications" on December 12th and 13th, 2019 at BASF offices in Florham Park, New Jersey.

LDP Workshops are facilitated, collaborative meetings that dive deep into a critical issue facing development programs.

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December 2018 LDP Workshop: “Removing Under-performers”

December 12 & 13, 2018

All early-career development programs have under-performers.  Sometimes no matter how much effort is invested in helping an associate succeed, it becomes clear that things just aren’t going to work out.  But removing someone from your program is a delicate business.  Will participant morale suffer? Will managers’ faith in the program erode? Will the program’s recruiting brand suffer?  Without careful attention to these issues – and more – an under-performer’s negative impact can be magnified beyond his or her poor performance.

Visit BASF offices in Florham Park, New Jersey on December 12 & 13 for the 2018 Fall LDP Workshop: a two-day deep-dive into removing under-performers strategically, gracefully and with a minimum of disruption.  Mary Schneider – professional facilitator for Wronski Associates, former GE program manager, and highly-rated LDP Summit speaker – will lead this intensive session which will include content delivery and interactive group work.  Leave the workshop with a framework to guide your removal process that is true to your standards, consistent with your culture and effective.

AGENDA

(Subject to Change)

Wednesday, December 12
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Breakfast & Networking
INTRODUCTIONS & EXPECTATIONS
  • The role of performance management in early career
  • Performance management systems
  • Best practices, recent findings, discussion
AVOIDING ISSUES: "MUSTS" OF DAY TO DAY PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
  • Your role in performance management
  • Setting expectations with participants
  • Revealing consequences
PERFORMANCE = ABILITY x MOTIVATION
  • Enhancing ability with the 5 “R’s”
  • Creating a motivating environment
  • The impact of assignment leaders
Break
WHEN IT'S TIME FOR A "PIP"
  • Knowing when coaching and training have failed…
  • Setting goals, establishing measures, charting progress
  • Sharing of samples, and discussion
Lunch & Networking
CLOSING THE "PIP" AND ASSESSING...
  • What if the associate was successful?
  • What if the associate was marginally successful?
  • And none of the above? Next steps…
THE DECISION TO REMOVE
  • Dealing with the stress
  • Group concerns and discussion
  • Taking the step, clarifying and documenting
Break
THE RIGHT WAY TO FIRE SOMEONE
  • The compelling business case
  • Review of case studies cultivated by facilitator
  • The approach and discussion
CREATING YOUR INDIVIDUAL ACTION PLAN
  • Build a plan you can use
  • Translating take-aways to your situation
  • Identifying areas for more in-depth focus
  • Preparation for Day 2
Group Dinner (Offsite)
Join us for an informal offsite dinner for discussion and fellowship.

Thursday, December 13

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Breakfast & Networking
TERMINATING WITH SPEED AND CLASS
  • Immediate termination for cause versus termination for non-performance
  • Facilitator examples and experiences
  • Group discussion of examples
PREPARING FOR A DIFFICULT CONVERSATION
  • Choosing the setting
  • Working with HR and Legal
  • Prepare your own plan through collaboration
Break & Networking
IN THE TERMINATION MEETING...
  • Upfront, clear, concise – and minimizing the awkwardness
  • Scripted conversation. Facilitator examples, and making your own
  • Group practice and debrief
MANAGING THE FALLOUT: COMPANY IMPACT
  • Managing the perceptions of rotation managers
  • Managing the internal brand of the programs
MANAGING THE FALLOUT: INSIDE THE PROGRAM
  • Communicating the decision to other participants
  • Managing expectations
  • Managing morale
Break & Networking
MANAGING THE FALLOUT: RECRUITING
  • Potential impact on recruiting brand
  • Minimizing the risk
  • Ideas and discussion
INDIVIDUAL ACTION PLAN AND DEBRIEF
  • Refine and finalize individual plan
  • Share and discuss
  • Leave with a framework to remove under-performers and reduce anxiety

BASF Offices

100 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932

BASF Offices

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