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  • Appraising Performance Effectively - Overview

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    This course suits anybody that manages other people and needs to understand how to get the most out of them. It will provide a clear process of how to improve performance management, firstly by understanding the real business benefits. The course will then clearly demonstrate how to agree individuals objectives that are aligned to the overall business objectives, how to conduct an effective appraisal meeting, how to use motivation to produce results, how to handle poor performance and finally how to create a proactive personal improvement plan.

    An independent survey has proved that, all too frequently, people ignore the value of managing the performance of staff and appear to be unaware or just not interested in the negative impact it can have on a business and its employees. The course offers a one stop day that will enable managers to manage and get the most out of every direct report.

    This Appraising Performance Effectively training course is available throughout the UK.

    CPD Value 5.5 Hours

    Course Locations

    Appraising Performance Effectively London
    Appraising Performance Effectively Manchester
    Appraising Performance Effectively Nottingham
    Appraising Performance Effectively Birmingham
    Appraising Performance Effectively Bristol
    Appraising Performance Effectively Edinburgh
    Appraising Performance Effectively Leeds

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  • Appraising Performance Effectively - Timetable

    09:30 - 10:00  Coffee & Introduction

     (Course and Personal  Objectives, expectations, format, style, timings)

    10:00 - 10:45  Appraising Performance  - The Real Facts  

    (What does it mean & how do we use it? Time to consider the real facts and understand your role.)  

    10:45 - 11:15  Making Objectives Even SMARTER  

    (A chance to agree how to make SMART objectives SMARTER. The importance of aligning your objectives to the bigger picture.)

    11:15 - 11:30  Break

    11:30 - 12:30  Getting it Right - The Appraisal Meeting

     (What preparation is required, how to conduct the appraisal meeting and what to do afterwards. The three key stages for an effective appraisal.)

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break

    13:30 - 14:00  Using Motivation to Get Results

    (Understanding what makes people tick. How and when to press their right buttons.)

    14:00 - 15:00  Productive Feedback                                     

    (When and how to give and receive feedback constructively. Understanding the different forms of feedback, including how to get the most out of 1 to 1s.)

    15:00 - 15:15  Break

    15:15 - 16:00  How to Address Poor Performance

    (What does it look like, what are the consequences, how to take positive action and how to handle difficult conversations.)

    16:00 - 16:30  Personal Performance Improvement Plan

    (Using self analysis to identify personal development areas and creating a plan to deliver results.)

    16:30 - 17:00 Summary, Personal Action Plan and Evaluation

  • Appraising Performance Effectively - Testimonials

    Enjoyed the course - lots of points to think about and implement.

    - David Bull, Laboratory Sales (UK) Ltd

    Enjoyed the course. Speaker was clear and concise, one of the best courses I have been on.

    - Steven Thatcher, NHS Direct Dudley

    Thank-you for a very enjoyable day.

    - Lorna Whyte, NHS Direct Dudley

    Excellent day - participation & interaction.

    - Jane Brent, NHS Direct Dudley

    Found the course very informative. Paul was very clear and delivered what need to be delivered.

    - Alan Lee, Pier Insurance

    Presentation was excellent - very informative.

    - Barbara Bradley, ESOS

    Excellent course/trainer.

    - Bridget Hollingsworth, ESOS

    Very beneficial and helpful course which will give me lots of ideas to take forward into my role

    - Ben Crooks, Care Quality Commission

    Really enjoyed this training and found the trainer's technique one of the best I have witnessed. I found the course helpful for what I needed and would like to attend/arrange further sessions.

    - Samantha Lowe, ForViva

    Really enjoyed the course. Felt it was tailored to my needs. Thank you!

    - Andrew Bruce, ICP Networks

    Excellent and enjoyable.

    - Dawn Dennis, International Computer Purchasing Ltd

    Good course. Feel more confident. very good session as it was one 2 one. I felt able to talk directly and comfortably.

    - Helene Bacchus, Waverley School

  • Appraising Performance Effectively - Benefits

    • A clear understanding of how to agree objectives that once achieved, make a positive contribution to business results.
    • How to avoid setting objectives that are not aligned to the business goals or are difficult/impossible to manage.
    • A greater understanding of how to appraise performance effectively and produce better outputs from all direct reports.
    • A clear understanding of what is required and how to plan and conduct effective appraisal meetings.
    • How to motivate employees and ensure they realise their true potential.
    • How to recognise poor performance before it becomes a major issue.
    • How to implement corrective measures and achieve a performance level that delivers results.
    • A clear guide how to handle difficult conversations and produce a positive outcome for both parties.
    • The creation of a personal performance improvement plan that provides the manager and the individual with logical steps to deliver the mutually agreed objectives.


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Village Hotel Club Nottingham
Brailsford Way, Chilwell



Our Nottinghamtraining venue


Village Hotel Club Nottingham situated 5 minutes drive from Junction 25 of the M1, 13 Minutes drive from Nottingham City Centre.
It has a large free car park, WIFI throughout all areas and unlimited hot and cold refreshments served in the Hub Cafe along with a hot restaurant lunch.


By Road:
From Junction 25 of the M1 via Brian Clough Way
Take the A52 to Toton, continue on the B6003 take Swiney way to Brailsford way.
From Nottingham City
Head South on Carrington Street towards Queensbridge Road
Take A453 onto Queens Road
Take A6005 to Barton Lane for 6.7miles and then onto Brailsford Way


By Train:
Take East Midlands train from Nottingham Main Station to Attenborough Train Station Beeston. 11mins

Please call 0115 993 2350 if you have any queries regarding the location of the venue.


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150 Minories
City of London


PTP's Minories venue is in the heart of the City of London. The venue has great transport links with several tube stations within a 5 minute walk. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.


The best way to get to the venue is to use public transport. The closest Tube station is Aldgate, which is on the Circle line and Metropolitan line. When you come out of the station, cross the road and walk to the right. Take your first left which brings you on to the Minories and our venue is less than a minute away. There are numerous buses that pass within a very short walk. 

If you do get lost, please call our venue on 08000 730499 and they will guide you in.

Leeds (Tingley)

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Leeds (Tingley)
Village Hotels
Capitol Boulevard
West Yorkshire
LS27 0TS


Our Leeds (Tingley) training venue


Situated at Junction 28 of M62 | 3 miles to M1 Junction 41 | 3 miles to Elland Road (Leeds United)
4 miles to John Charles Centre for Sport | 6 miles to Leeds City Centre | 7 miles to M621
11 miles to M62 | 6 miles to Leeds Central Train Station | 7 miles to the NEW Leeds Arena

Free parking on site

Starbucks Coffee Shop

Village Gym with studios, steam room & sauna

25m swimming pool

Overnight accommodation can be booked directly with Village Hotels by calling their central reservations team on 01925 377532 (quote ref. 515529).

Bristol (Clifton)

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Bristol (Clifton)
EEF Venues
Engineers House, Clifton Down Road, Clifton



Our Bristol training venue


By Road: Engineers House is easily accessible from the M4 and M5 within a 10 minute drive. FREE parking is available on site as well as a regular complementary shuttle service operating to and from West End Car Park in the city centre.

Travelling by rail Bristol Temple Meads mainline station is a short distance from Engineers House. Taxis are readily available from outside the station, and we have a shuttle service running throughout the day (as mentioned above).

Local Bus services Plan your journey at

Travelling by air Engineers House is a 20 minute drive from Bristol City Airport.

Birmingham (Temple Street)

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Birmingham (Temple Street)
Somerset House
37 Temple Street
West Midlands
B2 5DP


Our Birmingham (Temple Street) training venue


The closest train station is Birmingham New Street. When you exit the station, walk North East on Navigation Street towards Stephenson Street, then take a slight right on to Stephenson Street. Turn left on Lower Temple Street, continue on to Temple Street and Somerset House will be on your right.

Booking your course

4 ways to take your courses

To book simply click the tick Book icon below next to your preferred date and choose how many delegates and then checkout using the shopping cart located in the top right hand corner of the page. Click the Location to view details on the location. Alternatively, add this course to your wish list

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Other training options:

Inhouse training
Up to 5 delegates:
Up to 10 delegates:
Additional over 10 per delegate:
1-2-1 training £600.00 per session
U-Choose from £460.00 per delegate
(a minimum of 2 places to be booked)

Alternatively contact us to discuss your training needs

Call 01509 889632

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In-House Training with PTP

PTP stands for Practical Training for Professionals and our aim is to make our training as practical as possible so delegates can return to the workplace with skills they can implement immediately. PTP now delivers training to over 40% of the FTSE 100.

What you get for your money

What is 1-to-1 training?

1-to-1 training can be based on any of the 100 plus courses that PTP provides, it includes an initial telephone conference of up to 1 hour, a 1/2 day (3.5 hours) on-site one to one training session at your premises with one of PTP's expert trainers and then a further telephone conference call of up to an hour within 2 weeks of the on-site visit.

You have the option of a line manager being involved in both telephone conferences, the second telephone conference which can be for feedback and action planning is generally scheduled during the on-site visit.

Who does 1-to-1 training suit?

Individuals taking on a new challenge or responsibilities. Professionals who want a trusted "sounding board" and thinking partner. Executives or managers who want to enhance their leadership effectiveness to achieve organizational and career success. Executives and professionals wanting to compete successfully but still retain balance in their life. Individuals who want to understand their blind spots so that they don't stand in their own way on their path to success. Executives and Professionals who want to improve their interpersonal skills so as to be more effective with bosses, peers, subordinates, or people in general. How much does 1-to-1 training cost?

A 1-to-1 training session costs from as little as £400 + VAT and will include an initial telephone conference of up to 1 hour, a 1/2 day (3.5 hours) on-site training at your premises and then a further telephone conference call of up to an hour within 2 weeks of the on-site visit.

What is U-Choose?

Choose from any of the 150 plus courses that PTP provides, and choose from 1 of our 50 plus UK wide training venues. You must book for 2 or more delegates and at least 4 weeks in advance, but that’s it, the course you want where you want it. The reason we ask for a minimum of 4 weeks notice is to enable us to market the course you have scheduled to other companies and organisations. However, if we fail to sell any additional places we guarantee to run the course just for you.

How much does U-Choose Training cost?

U-choose costs the same as our normal open courses i.e. the normal delegate rate. This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, framed certification and comprehensive training notes. A U-Choose booking can only be confirmed once we receive payment which can be made via credit/debit card, BACS or cheque. Payment is due at least 4 weeks before the date you request. Please note to be eligible for U-Choose you must book a minimum of 2 delegates on the same course & date.