The Institute for Performance Management is dedicated to training and certifying best practices in performance management for managers at small and medium-sized organizations (10-1,000 employees) worldwide. Our performance management certificate course has been reviewed and approved by an independent Industry Advisory Council comprised of thought leaders in performance management at some of the world's leading companies, so you can be certain of it's real-world relevance.  

Achieving the qualification of Certified Performance Management Professional proves to current and future employers that you have the business training and credentials to help them build high performance teams that achieve. Most importantly, while many performance management training courses are geared towards managers working in Fortune 500 companies, this certificate course does not assume that you have a large HR organization to support you. All of the necessary skills and knowledge are included to ensure that you can achieve best practice on a standalone basis, or with a small HR team.

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Who is the Performance Management Certificate for?

The certificate training course is for anyone involved in managing direct reports and teams. The course is primarily for those involved in business and industry, and the content is focused specifically on the unique needs of business rather than government or charity sectors. There is also an additional emphasis on performance management training for fast-growing companies. To review the full syllabus please click here.

What are the benefits?

This certificate course will train you in best practices for helping your team achieve their greatest potential. It will help you to become recognized in your company as an expert in managing team performance and advance your career by becoming a Certified Performance Management Professional.

The Performance Management Certificate is delivered 100% online, including the exam. You will have up to six months to complete the 10- hour course which is comprised of video tutorials, case studies and e-books. Our goal is to educate and certify so you will have up to six attempts to pass the exam. We are here to help you succeed.

Why choose us?

There are many performance management training courses, but none have the grounding in business and industry of our Certificate in Performance Management. This certificate training course is the only course to have been been reviewed, refined and approved by senior management thought leaders at some of the most successful companies in the world. In addition, the course has a unique emphasis on the distinct needs of fast-growth companies.

Learn more about the members of the Industry Advisory Council here.

If you are seeking training and certification in real-world best practices for performance management in business and industry, join us today!

Money Back Guarantee

We are so confident in our coursework that we offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied for any reason we will refund 100% of your fees. Only the following terms apply:

  • Request refund within 30 days of purchase.
  • You must not have completed more than 50% of the course.

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Performance management is what every good manager does every day. It is the process of ensuring that employees follow achieve pre-set their goals and check back in with management to see if the work has been completed satisfactorily. Managers reward employees who have successfully acheived their KPI's, and offer constructive criticism to those who deviated or missed their goals. A well-defined appraisal process ensures that all the managerial roles are executed uniformly throughout the company. This course will also ensure that all course attendees are equipped with the necessary “Knowledge, Skills and Attitude,” to build a growth trajectory for themselves and their teams in the future.


In this online training course, we explore how to plan and execute effective performance evaluations where managers build up their team members and bring out the best in each individual.


As a result of attending this coaching for high performance training you will:

  • Discover the objectives of the entire performance management process.
  • Find out how you can utilize daily performance management tools for team building, developing personal accountability and boosting employee morale.
  • Learn how to coach high performing team members;
  • Provide feedback for good or bad work, while building good relationships.
  • Boost your confidence for appraisal interviews when you’re ready.
  • Establish expectations and standards for reviews.
  • Build more trust in your leadership abilities.


Who should attend?

  • Individuals interested in performance management
  • Performance management training is critical for entrepreneurs, industry leaders, experts, analysts or consultants who wish to gain a deeper understanding of performance management. 
  • Top/middle/lower management:
    This training course will benefit managers of all levels and different industries who wish to establish an effective performance management system within their companies. Through exchanging expertise among all involved parties - participant and trainer - solutions can be found for problems arising within organizations.
  • Performance management consultants:
    This includes those professionals who hold roles like Strategy Manager, Performance Manager or Performance Architect and use some practices in their organization, or even have made changes with tools or processes but can now understand if the business activity meets the performance and compliance rules, discovering opportunities for optimization.



The Certificate in Performance Management for Business Managers

The Certificate in Performance Management covers the following topics:

  • Module 1: Key terminology, acronyms and a basic introduction to the area of performance management.  
  • Module 2: Ensuring that performance metrics align with the organization’s vision, mission, strategy and objectives. The "golden thread" for fast-growing organizations. 
  • Module 3: Understanding the performance management cycle and different models used to manage it. 
  • Module 4: How to develop effective goals and objectives, including an exploration of OKRs.  
  • Module 5: Best practices in developing performance development plans. 
  • Module 6: Preparing for and carrying out appraisals. 
  • Module 7: How to effectively manage and turnaround underperformers. 
  • Module 10: Developing a performance culture.