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Management & Leadership Courses

Appraisal Skills

Course Overview

So often, in our experience, managers can be heard groaning when it’s ‘appraisal time’. They grumble about the amount of time they have to take out of their busy diaries to complete them as well as the amount of paperwork that has to be filled in. They are sadly viewed by many as a necessary evil, and something of a chore. This is not an ideal mind-set for the appraiser, and certainly not for the appraisee, for whom their annual appraisal is a significantly important opportunity for them to discuss their performance and determine their development plan.

In our view the appraisal performance meeting is a brilliant opportunity for any manager to motivate their staff, make them aware that their achievements have been noticed and appreciated, give constructive feedback, and discuss the options available for training and future development and aspirations. They provide a fantastic platform for growth, and drive higher levels of performance and productivity.

This Appraisal Skills course has been designed for any people manager, to help them plan and conduct effective appraisals in the future, as well as appreciate the benefits in so doing, for all parties.

Please note, this course can be delivered either virtually, face to face, or it can be delivered with a blend of both formats. We will customise the content and duration in line with your learning and development requirements.

Typical learning outcomes

  • Describe the relationship between appraisal, performance, development and organisational effectiveness
  • Explain the aims of appraisal and performance management
  • Appreciate the benefits of performing appraisal meetings
  • Understand how to prepare and conduct effective appraisals
  • Set SMART objectives
  • Articulate ways of communicating openly and honestly
  • Be able to deliver difficult messages
  • Be able to overcome pitfalls in appraisals
  • Be able to set motivational development plans
  • A personal action plan

Course format options

  • In House Course
  • Prices available on request
  • Virtual

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