Appraisal skills for managers

Leadership & Management, Personal Development

04/10/2024 9:30 am

04/10/2024 4:30 pm

Challenge Consulting, Nottingham, NG14 6EH

Chamber Members: £245

Non-members: £350

*All our business prices are excluding VAT at 20%

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For further information on this event, please contact: Business Training Team on 0333 320 0333 or email


Employee appraisals are important for your business to grow. Employees deserve feedback on their performance, with praise for their accomplishments and support to develop and grow.

This course covers the core skills for conducting staff appraisals.


Course programme in detail

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:
• Explain the purpose of the appraisal and review cycle, and how this is critical to maintain engagement from staff, and to harness their potential
• Effectively prepare for the appraisal meeting and ensure their staff are also prepared
• Use effective questioning techniques and probing to gather relevant information
• Give feedback in the correct way to encourage self directed learning
• How to encourage aspiration through creation of business related objectives which are both measurable and stretching
• How to gain agreement for development plans and how and when to review progress towards objectives
• How to handle difficult appraisal situations including re-setting expectations
• Know what to include and what to record on appraisal documentation
• Identify different options to supply the development needs
• Personal development planning to identify areas to work on to become more effective at managing and conducting appraisals and reviews

This course is being delivered in collaboration with our training partner, Challenge Consulting and will be held at their purpose-built training and conference centre in Nottinghamshire and is limited to a maximum of 12 delegates.

What outcomes can you expect from joining us

The course will equip participants with up to date techniques in appraising others; giving feedback in the right way, and how to set powerful and courageous goals linked to business objectives to drive up performance.

The course is suitable for those who may be new to appraising staff performance, or for those who are more experienced but feel they would like a refresher to update their skills and knowledge of current techniques.

Challenge Consulting

The course will be delivered by a highly qualified and experienced trainer from our training partner, Challenge Training & Consultancy Limited. All trainers have a vast array of experienced, gained in a variety of businesses and are able therefore to bring context and fresh input to each course.

Additional Information

Lunch and refreshments are provided as part of this course. Please note, there is no requirement for delegates to bring any stationery or IT equipment unless otherwise stated in the joining instructions.
10% discount for 3 delegates or more
To qualify for the 10% discount please make your booking(s) for three or more delegates on any one or two day open training course at the same time

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