Great Performance Appraisals

Course Aims:

This course is designed to develop the delegate’s skills and confidence in planning and conducting effective appraisals. 

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Recognise what to appraise and what not to appraise.
  • Set clear motivational objectives.
  • Review performance and give feedback confidently and effectively.
  • Deal with difficult behaviours and responses from appraisees.


  • 1 day/In house or consultant facilitated virtual course / online training session(s)

Course Contents:

  • Rights and responsibilities at work

  • What is appraisal?

  • What should be appraised?

  • Mechanisms for setting expectations

  • Setting standards and expectations

  • Keys to success

  • Why appraisals can be difficult

  • Creating the right environment

  • Preparation
  • Conducting the appraisal

  • Encouraging discussion

  • Giving feedback that sticks

  • Receiving feedback

  • Role of development at work

  • Identifying learning needs and development interventions

  • Tips for handling difficult responses
  • Transferring learning back to the workplace


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