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Conversations About Performance (CAP)


A Constructive & Productive Process

Meaningful performance management is simple: talk. Talk about expectations, talk about goals and priorities, talk on a regular basis. These simple principles are simple to implement using the Conversations About Performance (CAP) program.

The CAP program is for managing staff employees. Academic Affairs maintains an evaluation system for faculty.

CAP Video Overview

Bentley is dedicated to ensuring each employee is empowered to bring their best self to the work they do. It's because of this dedication that we recognize the value of conversations about performance as part of employee development and performance management.


The CAP program contains just three elements that encourage regular conversations between managers and employees:
1) A kick-off meeting to set goals for the year.
2) Check-in meeting to provide feedback and adjust goals as changes occur in workload and priorities.
3) A wrap-up meeting at the end of the cycle (which can also start the kick-off meeting for the upcoming year).

Current Phase


check in


25 | Jan.

Check-In begins on January 25, 2021

12 | Mar.

Check-In ends on March 12, 2021

Workday How To For Check-In

This video walks you through how to complete the Check-In stage of the CAP cycle. 


Check-In User Guide

Performance Management (CAP)

Additional phases

Workday How To For Kick-off

This video walks you through how to complete the Kick-off stage of the CAP cycle. 

Kick-off User Guide

Performance Management (CAP)

Workday How To For Wrap-up

This video walks you through how to complete the wrap-up stage of the CAP cycle. 

Wrap-up User Guide

Performance Management (CAP)

Looking for more?


  • To administer CAP, access the Workday System.
  • Review the Competency Dictionary
  • If you need help navigating the performance management module in Workday please contact the Learning & Development team.
  • If you have questions on one of these topics, or others not listed here, please contact your HR Business Partner
  • Developing SMART Goals