Performance Appraisal Training

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Performance Appraisals Course

Learn how to conduct effective performance appraisals.

A comprehensive one-day performance appraisal course for managers, to improve appraisers’ performance management techniques.

Provides practical performance appraisal training to help participants:

  • Acquire the critical knowledge, skills and confidence to undertake effective performance appraisal discussions with their direct reports.
  • Improve the performance of their direct reports through the effective use of the performance management process.

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For team leaders and line managers who have a responsibility for managing the performance and conduct of others at work.

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By the end of the appraisal skills training, participants will be able to:

  • State the core principles and benefits of effective performance appraisals
  • Set and write SMART performance objectives
  • Review the appraisee’s performance and clearly summarise the agreed level of performance
  • Give constructive and motivational feedback
  • Hold structured conversational performance appraisal meetings

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Principles of effective appraisals

  • Performance management, the tools and their benefits
  • Principles of effective performance appraisal discussions
  • Organisations performance appraisal process
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ style quiz or speed chatting/ revolving flipchart exercise, presentation and group discussion

Setting SMART Objectives

  • Objective setting process
  • Communicating performance objectives
  • Writing SMART performance objectives
  • Presentation, the ‘shoot out’ exercise with facilitated group review, paired written practice and group discussion

The appraisal meeting

  • Structuring and introducing the appraisal meeting
  • Identifying the key skills needed
  • Evidencing performance
  • Demonstration/presentation, paired exercise and facilitated group review discussion

Appraisal skills

  • Questioning, listening and giving feedback
  • Presentation, paired and small group exercises, and facilitated group discussion

Practicing the key skills in conducting an appraisal

  • Each participant takes the role of appraisee, appraiser and observer using a checklist
  • Practice sessions in trios with group learning review and discussion

Performance appraisal documentation and follow up

  • Reviewing internal performance appraisal documentation
  • Providing follow up to the appraisal and frequency
  • Preparing for the performance appraisal meeting
  • Review of documentation, group discussion and preparation checklist

Review and next steps

  • Review of learning and action planning
  • Course feedback

The performance appraisal training will be supported with:

  • an optional participant pre-course questionnaire and/or pre-course reading
  • a colour printed workbook with techniques and tips for conducting appraisals as well as space for personal notes
  • an optional performance guide summarising the key points

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This appraisal course is run “in-house” at the business premises of our client, anywhere in the UK. Contact us for pricing or to discuss your needs.

Training Dates

Flexible to suit client needs.

In-House Training Locations

Our professionally qualified trainers deliver in-house appraisal training courses to companies in the following areas:

  • London and the South East
  • The Thames Valley – including Slough, Maidenhead, Oxford and Swindon
  • Cambridge
  • Norwich and East Anglia
  • Leeds and Bradford
  • Manchester and the North West
  • Southampton and Bournemouth
  • Birmingham and the Midlands
  • Nottingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff and South Wales
  • Exeter and the South West
  • Newcastle
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland

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Need a bespoke appraisal training course?

At KSL Training, even our standard courses include some tailoring to your business. To discuss a fully bespoke course call: +44 (0) 1635 890450

What’s included already…

  • Up to 30 minute telephone conversation with our office team
  • Pre-course information and activity
  • Embedding of your own work-based scenarios

+£0

Tailor the training…

  • Up to 60 minute telephone conversation with your chosen trainer
  • Up to 2 hours modification of existing training materials
  • Reinforce your policies and procedures within the training

+£450 per course

Fully Bespoke Training…

  • Half-day meeting with your chosen trainer to ensure the training meets your needs, building the ideal programme with you
  • A plan of how the learning will be applied and measured and an agreed project plan
  • 2 x 30 - 60 minute telephone conversations with the trainer

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