Certificate in Employee Performance Management Maturity Assessment

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A micro-certification is a niche course targeting the development of one skill or competency. These training courses offered by The KPI Institute are different from its Certifications Programs from several perspectives: there are no pre-course and post-course assignments, the course duration is shorter, there is no Certification Exam.

This micro-certification course explores the essential elements to develop an employee performance management system in organizations and also assesses its complexity using a maturity model.

The maturity assessment methodology presented is the proprietary knowledge of The KPI Institute and Global Performance Audit Unit, build on10+ years of research and practical experience in the area of individual performance.

Professionals enrolled in this course have the opportunity to access one-time, free of charge, the full assessment tool: Employee Performance Management Maturity Model Framework v2.0, and gain practical experience in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of organizational practices, and formulating improvement recommendations in 6 key areas:
* Performance Planning
* Performance Measurement
* Performance Review
* Performance Recognition
* Performance Improvement
* System Governance


The course has short quizzes after each module which enables the participant to monitor the ongoing progress in acquiring new knowledge and skills. At the end of the program, there is a final learning assessment test for the evaluation of competencies. The micro-certificate is granted if the participant completes all course activities and if the minimum score for the final test is achieved. The final learning assessment test can be taken 3 times in case of failure to register the minimum result of 70% correct answers.

Module 1.1 -Employee Performance Management Essentials

  • Employee Performance Planning
  • Employee Performance Measurement
  • Employee Performance Review
  • Employee Performance Improvement
  • Performance Recognition
  • Governance & Communication 

Module 1.2 - Performance Culture Essentials

  • Communication, Leadership & Buy-in
  • Innovation & Engagement
  • Learning & Knowledge Sharing
  • Happiness & Well being
  • Governance & System Integration

Module 2 - Performance Management System (PMS) Audit

  • Key Terminology
  • Audit Typology
  • Audit Principles
  • The Role of PMS Audit
  • Governance
  • Audit Objectives, Scope, and Criteria
  • The PMS Audit as a Project
  • The PMS Audit as a Process

Module 3 - Maturity Assessment Methodology

  • What are Maturity Models?
  • Integrated Performance Management Maturity Model
  • Assessment Methdology
  • Maturity Levels:
  • Employee Performance Management Maturity Levels
  • Performance Culture Maturity Levels

Module 4 - Evidence-based Assessment

  • Data Collection for Evidence-based Assessment
  • Documents Presentation - Employee Performance Management
  • Documents Presentation - Performance Culture
  • Documents Presentation - General Management Tools
  • Documents Sampling
  • Documentation Tutorial

Module 5 - Perception-based Assessment

  • Data Collection through Survey
  • Data Analysis for Survey Results
  • GPA Unit Online Platform for Assessment - Tutorial

Module 6 - Interviews

  • Interview Guide Development
  • Conducting Interviews

Module 7 - Data Analysis

  • Data Consolidation: Documents, Survey, and Interviews
  • Final Maturity Score Interpretation
  • Data Interpretation Case Study

Module 8 - Audit Outputs

  • Audit Outputs and Communication
  • Audit Report Structure
  • Audit Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Roadmap for Continuous Improvement

Module 9 - Course review

  • Course Review

Cristina Mihailoaie

Business Unit Manager - Research Division

The KPI Institute

Cristina is a Master Trainer (Association for Talent Development, USA) with over 1,000 hours of client workshops, open training courses, and conference presentations in her portfolio. She delivered speeches on topics related to employee performance and employee engagement at high-profile conferences dedicated to Human Resources, such as HR Directors Summit - 2016, United Kingdom; The 15th HR Shared Services - 2015, United States.

Her expertise in the area of employee performance is developed as part of the research studies (e.g. State of Employee Performance Management Practice Report) conducted for The KPI Institute and her work as an advisor for client organizations. She has developed employee scorecards for a variety of job positions ranging from managerial to technical.

Cristina has led several employee performance management system audits for large organizations (+500 employees) from industries like hospitality, telecommunications, technology, finance and banking, and healthcare.


  • Design the right employee performance management cycle.
  • Identify the system characteristics at each maturity stage.
  • Create a diagnosis analysis for employee performance management practices.
  • Access for one time only, the full Employee Performance Management System Maturity Model to assess an organization of your choice.
  • Enjoy the additional video lectures related to building a performance culture.
Employee Performance Management - Create the right system to define, measure, evaluate, and motivate performance in organizations.
Project Management - Implement effectively a assessment assignment by managing properly all stakeholders involved in the process.
Maturity Model Assessment - Use a maturity model to identify the maturity of employee performance practices in an organization.

How can I use my micro-certificates to obtain the Certified Performance Management Systems Audit Professional Diploma?

Any professional who has obtained a micro-certificate from The KPI Institute for one or more courses listed below in the last 12 months is eligible for the bridging program.

1-Certificate in Strategy Planning Maturity Assessment.

2-Certificate in Performance Measurement Maturity Assessment.

3-Certificate in Performance Improvement Maturity Assessment.

4-Certificate in Employee Performance Management Maturity Assessment.

The bridging program enables learners to get certified as Performance Management Systems Audit Professionals without going through the entire curriculum of the Certified Performance Management Systems Audit Professionals as some of the content has already been covered in the micro-certifications obtained. In addition to skipping parts of the training content, the learners also enjoy a discounted fee from the total cost of the certification.

For a customized bridging roadmap and additional details, please contact: [email protected]


What is the difference between the face-to-face course and the online course?

The course structure is the same, regardless of the delivery method. However, the autonomy given by the self-paced instruction is balanced by the lack of live interaction with the facilitator and other participants while attending.


What are the prerequisites for taking a course?

There are no prerequisites required.


Who should I contact if I have questions throughout the course?

You can communicate with your instructor through the eLearning forum or by email. You are highly encouraged to use these modes of communication.


How do I register for an online course?

You can register for an online course the same way you would register for any training course organized by The KPI Institute.

If you enroll through The KPI Institute Marketplace, after paying the course fee, you will receive a confirmation email containing the instructions and the credentials to access your online course.

If you enroll by fax or telephone, you will also receive your confirmation and instructions by email.


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How can I download course materials?

Downloadable course materials are available on our eLearning Platform. These include course slides, assignment templates, and supplemental documents that will help you brush up or dive deeper into concepts within that course. However, video presentations are not available for download.

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