Discipline and Documentation


Audience: Supervisors/Managers 
Component II - DOP-Policy 18  
Instructor: Nicole Michaelis, M.A., M.P.A.​
Contact Hours: 6 Hours

Please note that this is a blended class that includes three online modules, a live virtual training session, and out-of-class assignments to process, practice, and reflect. As such, you will need to adhere to the timelines provided so that you are prepared, and receive credit, for participation in the class.


Course Description:

Do you have employees who are failing to meet expectations? Have you coached them but their performance has failed to improve? Are you providing performance counseling yet conduct-and task-related performance continues to be substandard? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then this program is for you. Discipline and Documentation is specifically designed for supervisors and managers who must deal with situations involving poor performance.

You will learn how to:

  • Recognize when appropriate progressive discipline should be implemented;
  • Properly document significant events and critical incidents;
  • Integrate guidelines for creating Administrative Files; and
  • Create a Performance Improvement Plan for employees who are not meeting expectations.

Applying the strategies learned in Discipline and Documentation will help protect your interests as well as the interests of your employees, your agency, and the state’s taxpayers. ​Sign up today and learn the principles you need to more effectively manage employee performance.

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2024 Virtual Sessions:​​

January 2 - 31:​​ Google Meet:​
​January 17, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
March 1 - 29​​: ​Google Meet:​
March 13, 10:00AM - 12:00PM​
May 1 - 31​​:
Google Meet:​
May ​15, 10:00AM - 12:00PM​
July 1 - 31​​:
Google Meet:​
July 17, 10:00AM - 12:00PM​
November 1 - 27​​:
Google Meet:​
November 12, 10:00AM - 12:00PM​​

Virtual Training Requirements at a Glance*




​Weeks 1-2

  • Complete three online modules

3 hours

Week 3

  • Finalize completion of online modules
  • Attend Live Virtual Session

2 hours

Week 4

  • Submit Performance Conversation and Documentation assignment
  • Submit Self-Evaluation assignment​

1 hour

*More specific information including instructions, links, and detailed course assignments will be provided at the beginning of the course.