Performance Planning: Sample Goals

Performance Planning: Sample Goals

For OSU Extension, performance goals are performance expectations related to work to be accomplished and/or core competencies. Professional development goals are goals focused on plans for learning and development. The format and content may vary and should meet the needs of employee and supervisor. What is most important is that they are clear and measurable enough to evaluate at the end of a year.  For more information . . .

Sample performance goals

  • Customer service – Use feedback from performance review to develop a plan regarding improved customer service with at least two specific strategies. Share with supervisor by March 1 and then implement.
  • Communication – Enhance quality, readability and accuracy of online newsletter content. For March newsletter, prepare draft by February 15 and then ask John to review and provide feedback. Apply his suggestions to revisions and launch newsletter by March 1 (I have also set a professional development goal to help in this area).  Identify person(s) who are willing to review monthly newsletters to assure improved content, format and accuracy is maintained.
  • Create a basic Disaster Recovery Plan. The plan will contain agreements / collaboration with one or more departments on campus. This is to be accomplished by July 1, 2016.
  • Assume leadership for reconciling eReports for unit. Reconcile the standard monthly reports from eReports for funds in our unit. Complete by the end of each month for previous month’s report.
  • Establish and maintain a process for gathering, completing and tracking travel requests and reimbursement forms within 3 days of receipt 90% of the time.
    • Develop and communicate process to all appropriate users within the unit by no later than September 15, 2016
    • Develop mechanism for tracking progress share with manager by September 15, 2016
    • Provide weekly reports 
  • Develop and implement parent and family engagement plans for afterschool program to include 2-4 high quality family outings and 2-4 on-site events. Include program evaluation in each plan.  The plans should be consistent with program mission and integrate into the overall program plan. Plan and coordinate the above programs using the template already designed. An event plan, including marketing strategy, will be developed and shared with the team for each major event no less than one month prior to the event.
  • Lead a process to assess the current service learning program to determine goals, objectives, needs, opportunities and target audience/s.  Complete by July 2016.
  • Reach at least six new agencies or community groups and recruit at least two of them to participate in a series of classes. 
  • Increase contributions to EERA by attending EERA meetings and collaborating with other FCS professionals to identify programming needs, identify ideal locations for delivery of programs to maximize accessibility to clientele from all counties in the EERA, and to plan with other Educators, program staff, and volunteers (when appropriate) how we will deliver an appropriate mix of program opportunities for FY- 2017.   Collaborate with FCS educators to design or select curriculum and deliver programs.
  • Market BR&E program in EERA and conduct programming with two new communities by the end of 2016.
  • Improve documentation of program impact.  I will plan and implement an evaluation of my training with beef producers, including an assessment of long term impact. Evaluation will be completed by November 2016.
  • Creative work - Present a scholarly presentation at 2 or more conferences.  Have at least one journal article accepted for publication.
  • Conduct at least two County Advisory Committee meetings in 2016. Conduct a needs assessment with the group. Identify at least two key objectives from assessment to focus on improving in 2016.
  • Market at least 25% of 2016 OSUE programming via electronic social media delivery formats to expand presence and increase contacts.
  • Coaching and feedback for employees I supervise – Schedule and hold at least two check-in meetings with employees where we talk about their work, progress on goals, and issues. Complete by November 2016. 
  • Develop and lead at least three staff development sessions for the team during the calendar year under the coordination of the County Director.  At least one session should be on time management and/or a process for managing time.

Sample professional development goals

  • Complete training on reading and reconciling eReports and travel by March 2016. 
  • Identify and participate in at least two professional development activities, during the review period, that focus on an understanding of and appreciation for diversity. Share learning at a team meeting. 
  • Attend two professional development programs outside the office within the calendar year.  Target opportunities to improve X competencies.  Work with County Director to coordinate budget.
  • Enhance knowledge and develop skills in competency modeling by attending Competency Modeling workshop sponsored by Workitect in September 2016.
  • Develop coaching skills by attending workshop sponsored by the OSU Leadership Center and completing a series of follow-up sessions via WebEx. Complete by July 2016.
  • Develop mentoring skills that I need for mentoring new educators and in my work as County Director. By February 1, I will read Managers and Mentors, by Bell, and prepare a list of ideas I can apply with my employees.
  • Develop leadership skills - by December 30, 2016, John will find and enroll in one leadership development course/seminar.
  • Learn about options for a new program that needs developed for the XYZ team. By June 30, 2016, visit three other states, and their similar programs, to gain ideas for Ohio and to share best practices from OSU Extension. Share what we learned with her colleagues in a July 2016 team meeting.
  • Attend and actively participate in state-wide EFNEP training opportunities - Annual EFNEP Conference held XYZ 2016 and mid-Year EFNEP Conference held XYZ 2016.
  • Attend NAE4-HA national meeting in October 2016.