Appraisal Skills for Staff

1 Day

This one-day workshop focuses on how a good performance appraisal system that is used well will ensure individuals feel valued, help to identify problems and issues early on and reinforce a partnership approach between managers and their staff.

This highly practical workshop is ideal for groups of up to 12. It includes team, group and individual exercises and activities and time for reflection. It is anticipated that participants will have the opportunity to begin to complete their own appraisal form in readiness for their next appraisal meeting.

Attendance of the Assertiveness workshop will benefit participants when attending their appraisal meetings.


Workshop Objectives:

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the process, system and rationale
  • Demonstrate awareness of how appraisals can become a useful motivational tool
  • Identify what is expected of them when completing the appraisal form
  • Explain what to expect during an appraisal meeting
  • Demonstrate setting evidence based objectives
  • Identify examples of evidence for successfully meeting objectives.

Workshop Content:

  • Introduction
  • Background and overview
    • The importance of performance standards
    • Defining performance standards
    • Barriers
  • Process and forms

  • Commenting on Performance
    • Assessing performance and identifying development gaps
    • Gaining evidence of competence  
    • How to ‘smarten’ up objectives
  • Maintaining performance
    • The feedback process
    • Performance appraisal practice
  • The Way Forward
  • Personal action plan

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