Appraisal Training For Managers

Learn how to plan, prepare and run effective appraisal meetings

Appraisal Training For Managers
Learn how to plan, prepare and run effective appraisal meetings

Running Effective & Motivating Appraisals


Unlocking the productivity and potential of employees is a key responsibility of every manager.

With this 1-day in-house course your managers will consider the costs of ineffective performance appraisals and the advantages of a constructive, well-managed process.

They will work through the key stages of an appraisal from setting SMART objectives and behavioural standards, agreeing measures and targets through monitoring, logging and assessing performance to the actual appraisal meeting, its structure and its style and how to agree realistic development plans.

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

Below are indicative training topics. Select which ones you would like to make up your course or tell us what you need.

Indicative Content

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?

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
  • Information gathering and evidence supporting the data
  • 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
  • Providing clear and specific feedback
  • 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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All of our management training courses are CPD Certified.

This means that all participants will receive a CPD Certificate after taking this course.

There’s no additional cost for the certificate.

Get In Touch!

If you have got some training requirements in mind please call us on 0333 320 2883 or complete the online form below and tell us about what they are and we’ll get back to you with some options and costs.