Professional Development

Writing Effective Self-Assessments

CEUs: 0.7
Classroom, Virtual

Who Should Attend

All federal employees and contractors who are required to provide input for the evaluation of their performance, as well as individuals responsible for facilitating performance management for their organization.     

Course Overview

Workplace evaluations are essential to facilitate feedback, manage perceptions, communicate accomplishments, enforce accountability, and identify challenges.  Writing an effective self-assessment, which describes an impactful picture of your performance and accomplishments, provides you with a crucial channel of communication and feedback.   

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to write a self-assessment that will reinforce your accomplishments and provide your leadership team with an appropriate means to measure your organizational contributions.

Course Objectives

  • Understand what a self-assessment is (and is not)
  • Learn how to tie your self-assessment to your organizations strategic plan, your office-specific goals, and your performance plan
  • Discover how to track and document your performance
  • Gain an understanding of how to incorporate feedback received during the rating period
  • Review accomplishment and self-assessment examples
  • Gain the skills necessary to write an effective self-assessment based upon quantifiable results
  • Understand what not to do when writing a self-assessment
  • Learn how to prepare and set the stage for the in-person performance review
  • Uncover how to link your self-assessment to your professional development needs/goals 
  • Learn how to address your challenges or weaknesses in your self-assessment without negatively impacting your annual performance rating

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Sep 4, 2025
9am-4pm ET
Class ID: 10004902
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