Performance Management Certificate developed for business professionals


The Institute for Performance Management has launched the Certificate in Performance Management for business professionals seeking performance management training and certification.

The Institute for Performance Management is dedicated to teaching and certifying best practices in performance management for business professionals globally. The Institute delivers the Performance Management Certificate, a training and certification course in performance management that leads to the designation of Certified Performance Management Professional.

The performance management certificate courses provided by the Institute have all received input, been reviewed and approved by an Industry Advisory Council comprised of the senior business leaders below. This ensures that our courses are aligned with both best practices and the needs of business and industry worldwide.

The courses are 100% online, so no travel or subscription is required. Each course is comprised of 10 modules and requires approximately 15 hours to complete with an online exam at the end which must be passed to obtain the certificate.

Who is this course for?

The training course and certification is for anyone involved in managing direct reports and teams. The course is primarily for those involved in business and industry but is also relevant for those in government, charity and other bodies.

What are the benefits?

Learn best practices in helping your team achieve their greatest potential. Become recognized in your company as an expert in managing team performance. Advance your career by becoming a Certified Performance Management Professional.

The course includes training on employee development, a joint effort between employers (or managers) and employees to ensure there are opportunities for individuals to learn new skills, refine existing skills, and build knowledge and experience. This not only leads to more engaged and productive staff, but also higher loyalty. This is important because not only does it boost morale and engagement, it also helps retain organizational expertise, and helps align employee and company goals.

What topics are covered?

Module 1: Key terminology, acronyms and a basic introduction to the area of performance management.

Module 2: Ensuring that performance metrics align with the organization’s vision, mission, strategy and objectives.

Module 3: Understanding the relationship between performance management and related key activities such as recruitment, compensation and training.

Module 4: Introduction and evaluation of different performance management strategies, techniques, tools and software.

Module 5: Performance management cycle and purpose of the annual performance review.

Module 6: Creating performance and development plans (including the provision of templates).

Module 7: Appraisals: preparing for and carrying out.

Module 8: The role of the team leader in achieving high performance.

Module 9: Key characteristics of a high performing team and the stages of group development. Identifying core behaviors that drive high performance.

Module 10: Nurturing a performance culture.

The inclusion of performance development plans in the performance management certificate is vitally important as they are particularly important for ambitious employees who know the exact next role in the organization for which they are aiming.

They need to fully understand exactly what competencies and performance levels are required in order to achieve the promotion and be effective in that role. The performance plan should demonstrate a clear path for them to achieve this goal. Therefore it is important that for ambitious employees, the development plan does not merely focus on skills required for the current role.

This not only increases the employee motivation and loyalty to the company, but it also helps them to better understand their place in the company, and how their contribution helps both them and the company succeed together. Research indicated that providing employees with context gives more meaning to their work and helps improve overall performance throughout an organization.

How is the course delivered?

The Performance Management Certificate is delivered 100% online, including the exam. Students have up to six months to complete the 15-hour course which is comprised of video tutorials, case studies and e-books.

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