Course summary
1 day
569 GBP excl. VAT
Part time

Course description

Appraisal skills

This London based one-day training workshop is part of our management training portfolio, focusing on performance management. It will give you a sound overview of the appraisal process as well as helping you make the most of the appraisals for your own team.

We start by looking at the principles of appraisal and what constitutes best practice in an appraisal scheme. In the afternoon, we go on to review the appraisal interview itself, looking at how to make the most of this important conversation, for you, for your team member and for your organisation.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This appraisal training course is for any manager who needs an overview of the appraisal process and wants to improve their own appraisal interview skills and develop more effective performance management for their team. The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

Training Course Content

This appraisal course will cover:

  • the benefits of appraisal 
    o for the appraisee
    o for the appraiser
    o for the organisation
  • the purpose of appraisals 
    o performance management 
    o objective setting 
    o development and training 
    o career planning
  • different approaches to appraisal 
    o top down v bottom up 
    o scored appraisal v open comments 
    o manager led v appraiser led 
    o 360 degree appraisal, what is it, the benefits and the risks
  • how to introduce a new appraisal scheme: a checklist for managers
  • appraisal paperwork: different approaches
  • appraisal and one-to-one line management
  • preparing for an appraisal interview 
    o as a manager 
    o as an appraisee
  • running the appraisal interview 
    o setting targets 
    o integrated target setting 
    o using questions to explore issues and open up the discussion 
    o giving feedback and receiving feedback
  • a year of free support

About provider

Centre for Strategy and Communication

Centre for Strategy and Communication

We specialise in affordable and effective face-to-face training in management, communication, administration, personal effectiveness and writing skills delivered by a team of industry experts. Our training is stretching, motivating and tailored to the individual learner. For over two decades we’ve...

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Centre for Strategy and Communication

Third Floor, 140 Old Street
EC1V 9BJ London

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