Performance and Involuntary Terminations – Making the Connection

Date: Feb 23, 2018
Time: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Ave. W., Suite 20, St. Paul

Fee: $50 for MCN members / $85 for nonmembers Register Now!

Conversational capacity refers to the ability to have open, balanced, non-defensive dialogue about difficult subjects. Too often it is either uncomfortable or a supervisor doesn’t know where to begin to have a difficult performance conversation. 

This seminar will focus on:

  • Performance Reviews – how to create a review that engages the employee, reflects key components of your organization and addresses behavioral soft skills (team work, leadership skills, initiative, etc.)
  • Performance Improvement Plans – how to create a plan to help bring an employee back on track. And how to move between performance reviews and improvement plans with a focus on building dialogue
  • Termination – having termination conversations – involuntary (layoff), Involuntary (performance) or voluntary exits. How do you work the process ensuring a positive exit – what can you gain by the experience.

Principles & Practices

In an effort to support nonprofits in fulfilling their missions, this workshop will help to focus your work on the following practices:

  • LEAD 16: Nonprofit leaders should demonstrate the behaviors they expect of their colleagues.
  • LEAD 17: When employees are terminated, nonprofits should provide adequate notice and information about benefit continuation, unemployment compensation, references and job placement assistance when possible.
  • LEAD 22: Nonprofit personnel should receive ongoing performance-related feedback and a formal performance evaluation at least annually.
  • LEAD 13: Nonprofit leaders should push the organization to make difficult and timely decisions, challenge others in the organization when necessary, and permit conflicting views to be expressed on the way to reaching resolution.

Event Details

Refreshments: Coffee, tea and a light snack will be provided.

Travel: Driving directions and transit options are available on MCN's website.

About the Presenters

Veena IyerVeena Iyer is a shareholder at Nilan Johnson Lewis PA. She counsels and represents employers in all areas of employment law. She specializes in counseling and representing nonprofits in a range of employment law matters and regularly advises clients and writes articles on religious accommodations in the employment setting. She has served as a law clerk for judges at the state and federal levels, and she previously worked for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago representing low-income individuals in family, immigration and housing matters. She is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and an honors graduate of the University of Chicago.

Kathy SmithKathy Smith, partner, HR Service Team, has over 15 years of progressive HR experience in all HR practices. Prior to launching HR Service Team, Kathy was a senior director providing strategy, direction and oversight for the global benefits, compensation & remuneration, systems and payroll for a multinational, publicly traded technology company.

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