Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a clinical project manager.

A clinical project manager has the primary roles of assisting in planning and execution of clinical trials with the stipulated timeframe and budget. He/she is tasked with the responsibility of managing all aspects of the clinical trials such as managing clinical specialists and clinical research associates as well as ensuring the clinical trials are successful.

Besides that, they can also undertake the following duties; liaising between the trial site and the study sponsors, leading a cross functional team to ensure all clinical trials are done in the right manner, tracking and reporting on the progress of all clinical trials, participating in several team meetings, training and evaluating the members of the team and resolving issues associated with the clinical trials.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Give awards and offer direct praise on a regular basis when an employee does exemplary work or exceeds performance goals

Be ambitious, set big goals and accomplish them in order to inspire others that they, too, can make it happen as long as they stay committed and focused

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to clearly explain to other employees everything from the company's goals to specific tasks

Learn to accept mistakes and failures and devise clear solutions to problems instead of blaming others or pointing fingers

[employee comments goal]

Always works for that which profits the business and develops the employees

Understand that the goals must be measurable ensuring proper accountability to the supervisors

[employee comments goal]

Use delegation to plan for the projects and tasks workable methods

Capitalize on moments that opportunities to build trust present themselves

[employee comments goal]

Be available to the coworkers, customers, and management and show concern

Receive positive and negative criticism well with an open mind

[employee comments goal]

Do other things outside work such as watching TV, exercising, surfing the internet, etc. that will help forget a stressful situation at work

Learn to step away from extreme emotions of distress to allow time to calm down

[employee comments goal]

Check the impact of any proposed solution and idea to both the employees and customers

Learn to apply new theories, constructs, and models while translating complex ideas or information in order to communicate clearly and precisely

[employee comments goal]

Develop inner energy and intensity in order to keep one strong and motivated during tough times

Figure out exactly what one wants and write it down to the very last detail

[employee comments goal]

Organize and schedule project activities in a logical way in order to make it easier for project members to execute

Encourage and help project members to work as a team in order to meet their goals and complete the project at hand

[employee comments goal]

Increase links to networks of individuals and groups from different cultural backgrounds

Engage professionals and local people to teach and model intercultural competence

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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