Appraisal Training for Managers

Plan, Prepare & Run More Effective Appraisal Meetings

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Running Effective & Motivating Appraisals

Unlocking the productivity and potential of employees is a key responsibility of every manager and is a most sought-after topic on most of our Management Training Courses.

With this 1-day in-house appraisal training course, your managers will work through the key stages of an appraisal from what preparation to do before the meeting through to how to structure the appraisal itself.

Your managers will learn how to set objectives, create development plans, and what to do after the appraisal has taken place.

The programme also includes the vital skill of giving and receiving feedback

Below are indicative appraisal training topics.

Select which ones you would like to make up your course or tell us what you need.

Indicative Content

Performance Appraisal Training Sessions

Introduction & Objectives

  • Why have appraisals?
  • Purpose and benefits of having staff appraisals
  • What does excellence look like?
  • Barriers to effective appraisals – what gets in the way?
  • Understanding the different types of performance appraisal

The Appraisal Process

  • Understanding the appraisal process – walkthrough and key points
  • Your role and responsibility as the appraiser
  • Clarifying the stages required for both yourself and your team member during this process

Planning & Preparation

  • Preparing the appraisal plan
  • Fairness and equality considerations
  • Information gathering and evidence supporting the data
  • How to use 360 degree feedback in the appraisal process
  • Relating the appraisal information to the organisation’s staff appraisal and development plan

Running Effective Appraisals

  • The DNA and structure of a successful meeting
  • Good communication and balanced discussion
  • Questioning and listening skills
  • Objective feedback skills that are specific
  • Coaching techniques to use throughout the process
  • Overcoming resistance and handling uncooperative appraisees

Managing Performance

  • Reviewing good performance
  • Dealing with poor performance – identifying the causes and exploring this
  • Objectives – setting clear objectives and using SMART techniques
  • Appraisee development – defining areas for development
  • Creating a personal development plan

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