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    March Dinner Meeting

    Date: March 14, 2011, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Hyatt Regency Princeton, Carnegie Center, Rt. 1.
    Networking & registration begins at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6:00pm.
    Pre registered members $40 and non members $50; All walk-ins add $10.
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    ***Approved for general recertification credit by the HR Certification Institute*** 

    REGISTER & PAY:   Online registration opens up approximately two weeks prior to the event and closes the Thursday before the meeting at midnight.  Walk-ins are always welcome after that time!

    Enhancing Accountability: How to Boost Below Standard Employee Performance

     Presented by: Jennifer Forgie, managing partner at OnPoint Consulting


    Program Overview

    All leaders are familiar with employees who exhibit “below standard” performance.  Too often, managers are reticent to directly deal with these performance issues.  As a result, employee performance continues to deteriorate and may eventually poison the team culture.  This session will focus on practical strategies and tips for addressing employee performance issues, including how to get the most out of your organization’s performance management system.  Many organizations invest a great deal of time and resources on improving their performance management systems.  Yet, these changes frequently do not have the desired impact.  This session will provide insight into best practices for effective performance management, based on the results of recent research.

    Specifically, the session will cover topics such as:

    • Understand how to clearly define “below standard” performance
    • Review the seven ways to head off performance issues at the pass—before they poison the culture of the team
    • Learn how to avoid the most common pitfalls in dealing with performance issues
    • Understand how to leverage your organization’s performance management system—turn performance management from an administrative task into a value-added tool that drives your business
    • Understand the key factors that impact people’s perception of the effectiveness of performance management, including fairness, accuracy, and overall value to the business


    About the Speaker

    Jennifer Forgie is a managing partner at OnPoint Consulting. She has over 12 years of experience designing and delivering solutions to enhance leadership and organizational effectiveness in a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, consumer, financial services, and non-profit. The focus of her work has been on helping companies close the gap between strategy and execution. Specifically, Jennifer has deep expertise in organizational assessment, designing and implementing performance management systems, and developing competency models to enhance human resource management systems.

    She specializes in statistical analysis and interpreting survey data; her approach uses measurement tools to identify key drivers of performance. She has partnered with clients such as AIG, Novartis, Columbia University, Terex, and Lehman Brothers on organizational assessment initiatives. In addition, she has developed competency models to enhance human resource systems in the areas of selection, training and development, and performance management. She has partnered with Eisai, PeopleSoft, FGIC, and Eduventures on projects of this nature.

    Jennifer has worked closely with clients such as Reader’s Digest, Maersk, and Coca-Cola on projects that use 360° feedback to enhance leadership effectiveness. Furthermore, she has significant experience designing, developing, and facilitating leadership development programs and has worked with clients such as Pfizer and Siemens Medical Solutions to implement largescale leadership development initiatives.

    Earlier in her career, Jennifer held organizational consulting positions with Right Management Consultants and Manus. She began her career in clinical research at the Yale School of Medicine. She holds a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience/psychology from Yale University and is a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking (Human Resources Management School).