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Performance Development Resources

The Government of the Northwest Territories recognizes the value of having a formalized government-wide performance management program in place to manage ongoing effectiveness of its employees, support their ongoing development, and to continue to ensure business objectives are being met. The Government of the Northwest Territories supports effective ongoing competency-based performance management for all staff as a means to reach these goals.

Managers and supervisors are responsible to lead the performance management and development process with their employees, in-line with the GNWT’s Performance Development Program.

Where can I learn about the Performance Development Program?

Managers can review the following resources to assist them in completing the necessary steps in document completion:

Who can I talk to about Performance Development questions?

Should you require assistance in addition to the resources noted above, our staff are available to help over the phone or respond to your emailed questions:

  1. Reach out by email to your Human Resources Representative; or
  2. Email Performance Development at performance_development@gov.nt.ca.

Can I book a training session for my employees?

Managers can reach out to their Human Resources Representative to arrange for a group learning session on any or all of the above topics. Groups should be from 6-12 participants (Divisional Managers, or a Division’s Unit including the Manager).

Performance Development for Managers – 1.5 hours (Max. 12 participants)

This session is for managers to provide an overview of the value of Performance Development, including creating and entering SMART objectives, Competencies and Learning Plans. An emphasis is placed on the importance of quarterly checkpoints, evaluations and review meetings to help tie in the development of employees through positive feedback and coaching throughout the fiscal year.

Performance Development for Employees – 1.5 hours (Max. 10 participants)

This session is for employees and their manager(s) to provide an overview of the Performance Development cycle from start to completion with an emphasis on value of Performance Development, including creating and entering SMART objectives, understanding Competencies and developing Learning Plans. Employees are shown how to complete a self-evaluation through to the final steps to document completion.