Developing People

In this section, you’ll find tools to help you develop the skills and performance of your staff – including tools for giving feedback and evaluating performance.

Sample Performance Evaluation Form

Here’s one easy-to-use performance evaluation system we love.

Sample Performance Evaluation Form - Shorter

This is our shorter, simpler version of a performance evaluation form.

Completed Performance Evaluation - Corrective Assessment

We know it can help to see samples of this sort of thing, so here’s a sample evaluation of a struggling employee.

Completed Performance Evaluation - Strong Assessment

… And here’s a sample of an evaluation for a high performer.

Executive Director Performance Evaluations

When it's the executive director who's being evaluated, too often boards fail to look at the central question: what results is the ED getting? In this piece, we urge boards to emphasize the “what,” not just the “how,” when evaluating the ED.

Giving Feedback with CSAW

Nervous about giving feedback? This worksheet will help you think about what you want to say, and how to say it.

2x2 Feedback Form

The 2x2 system ensures that managers and staff members talk about what each is doing well and what could be better.

360 Feedback - A Field Guide for Managers

Here's a field guide chock-full of tips and tools for managers to get started with 360 reviews.


Check out an example of how to use the PARTNER framework for receiving DICEY feedback that's related to diversity, inclusion, culture, equity, or you.

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