Maximizing Employee Performance: Reaching Beyond Traditional Tools and Leveraging New Trends

  • 15 Nov 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
  • Redstone Federal Credit Union


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LaFevor serves as the Dean for the College of Business at Athens State University.  Her employment with Athens State University began in 2005, where she has served as a Faculty Member and Department Chair for both Management and Human Resource Management until her selection as Dean in 2014.  She has taught collegiately for 25 years at both the undergraduate and graduate level, specializing in the areas of advanced human resource practices, labor relations and employment law. She professionally consults specifically in the areas of leadership development, recruitment and selection, performance management, compensation administration and labor relations. Over the past two decades, she has actively engaged and promoted research and advancement of labor relations issues while serving in Board of Directors and Officer positions with the Tennessee Employment Relations Research Association and the Society of Human Resource Management.  She presently serves on the Board of Directors as the Past President for the Tennessee Employment Relations Research Association and Director of College Relations for Alabama SHRM.  She acquired HR certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) in 1991 and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 2015 and holds certifications as a SPHR and SHRM-SCP, respectively.


Prior to her current responsibilities LaFevor had a 21-year career with General Motors of which she spent the greatest portion of her tenure in progressively responsible HR/Labor Relations positions.  Her manufacturing career included serving in various capacities to include People Systems Training Leader, Labor Relations Supervisor, Leadership Development Advisor, and Organizational Development Consultant.  Prior to her retirement, her most recent assignment was Plant Personnel Director at Saturn Service Parts Operations-GM Manufacturing in Spring Hill, Tennessee. 


A native of Detroit, Michigan, Kim has a Bachelor of Science Degree with dual majors in Psychology and Personnel Psychology from Athens State University, a Masters of Science Degree in Human Resources Management from Troy State University, and a Doctorate of Business Administration with dual majors in Management and Education from the University of Sarasota. 


Learning Outcomes


Following this session:

  1. Define what performance is and is not and understand the evaluative and multidimensional nature of performance
  2. Identify the various factors that determine performance
  3. Gather information about performance problems and understand the three determinants of performance that need to be addressed to solve organizational problems
  4. Understand the behavior, results and traits approach and learn the consequences of these performance measurements
  5. Learn how to adopt a behavior approach to measuring performance, including the identification and assessment of competencies
  6. Identify the distinction between progressive and positive discipline and how to use the correct approach for long-term behavior change 



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