Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a program director.

A program director ensures the success of a program while maintaining the business value. Therefore, he/she acts as the pivotal point between the program manager and the business and also takes care of the interests of the clients by ensuring effective communication and collaboration between the parties.

Other specific responsibilities include making sure that the program produces the expected outcomes and that all the objectives are met within the set time and budget constraints. They utilize their knowledge about the business and the program to make decisions and sees to it that the program is being managed effectively. They are also responsible for briefing the client about the program from planning to its implementation, and they obtain the necessary resources from the client organization.

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


Manage my emotions well during the process and to have good confidence.

Manage my time well enough so that I do not arrive at the interview place late.

[employee comments goal]

Be focused on scheduling goals and share it out equally

Manage timely appropriately to make the best use of each day

[employee comments goal]

Feel free to express feelings and desires and encourage others to do the same

Develop new methods on how to initiate and maintain healthy relationship with colleagues at work

[employee comments goal]

Take a short break between projects in order to keep one's brain sharp and willing to focus on the smaller details

Learn tricks that help clear one's mind and focus in order to enhance one's own attention to details skills

[employee comments goal]

Avoid sadness and depression triggers at all cost in order to remain focused and committed to work

Seek ways to learn new skills in order to improve one's performance and experience

[employee comments goal]

Understand and respect the fact that people have invested their energy, resources and time into what they have produced

Avoid repeating a point once one has made it as one would sound nagging to the other person

[employee comments goal]

Investigate the benefits of own idea to potential supporters before presenting it and persuading them to support it

Modify implementation plans so that the initiative at hand appears appealing and attracts more potential supporters

[employee comments goal]

Adopt a strategic approach to the situation at hand and actively follow through on that strategy

Compare own initial thoughts about the situation and what one has found out in order to identify where own views have changed

[employee comments goal]

Ask team members to identify goals that are directly related to their jobs and develop action plans to help them attain those goals

Take responsibility for own actions and refrain from making excuses or blaming others when one fails to meet own goals

[employee comments goal]

Understand how to coordinate a project, implement, and test it in order to deliver a product that produces an effective working system

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]


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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