June Lunch Program & Workshop: Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts: Employee Performance Management and the High Engagement Paradigm

June 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 3:15 pm
Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center
Transformation Dr
Lincoln, NE 68508


Registration: 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Announcements and Meal: 11:30 am -12:00 pm

Luncheon Program: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Workshop: 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Program Registration Fee: LHRMA members—$15
All Other Attendees—$25
College Student Chapter Members—FREE (You must register with Jenessa Keiser, College Relations Chair)

Workshop Registration Fee: All Attendees—$35

DEADLINE: Register/cancel your registration by 12:00 noon, Friday, June 9th.

REMINDER: There is a $10 fee for late registrations and for no-shows. This $10 fee is in addition to the regular registration fee. Please try your hardest to register on time, as late registrations and no-shows make it difficult on everyone involved.

About the Luncheon ProgramDeath by a Thousand Paper Cuts: Employee Performance Management and the High Engagement Paradigm”

Presenter: David Weisser, Product Director, ReviewCloud

Program Summary: Performance reviews aren’t engaging. Your managers and employees hate them. You probably do too. There’s no more reviled event under the workplace sun. Yet, you probably just inflicted another round of reviews on your employees. Again.

Does that describe your performance appraisals? Why do we tolerate the status quo? What if we didn’t have to?

We know that engagement drives performance. Shouldn’t a performance management process be engaging? If it isn’t, how could it ever promote performance? Isn’t that the point?

This session explores the reasons why we in HR have failed to innovate performance management – for far too long. We’ll look at excuses we make for sticking with the status quo, and offer solutions to consider for each of them.

We’ll show how we can efficiently leverage continuous employee feedback and do so in an accountable, engaging and strategic way.


  1. Learn why average performance management consistently fails its primary objective: To improve employee performance. (Human Resources Development)
  2. Understand how broken PM systems do more harm than good. (Strategic Management)
  3. Realize a culture rich in feedback is no longer a luxury, but a workforce requirement. (Workforce Planning and Employment)
  4. Identify practical strategies to upgrade performance management processes to make them as engaging as they should be. (Human Resources Development)

Presenter Bio:

David Weisser has helped leaders make data-driven decisions for over 15 years. David earned expertise in workplace culture and organizational engagement as Director of Consulting for Quantum Workplace and Director of Research for Kenexa – an IBM company. David is now the Product Director for ReviewCloud, where he focuses on making performance management engaging.


Workshop: 1:15pm – 3:15pm

Roundtable Discussions: Best Practices in Performance Management

Roundtable Facilitators:

David Weisser, Product Director, ReviewCloud

Chad Thies, President, ZelleHR

Marsha Gerlach, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, SPHR, VP of HR, Eye Care Specialties

Gail Sutter, LMHP, CEAP, Executive Director, Continuum Employee Assistance

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