Appraising Performance Effectively

1 Day
Manchester 5th Jun 2024
5th Jun 2024
5.5 hours

Course Overview

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

This course qualifies for Continuous Professional Development hours. Learn more about CPD


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


Attended virtual course:

Di was fantastic and very engaging. She involved the whole group very well. The content was interesting and delivered in a friendly, professional and funny manner.

Tim Smith, Ellipsis Brands

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

Excellent and enjoyable.

Dawn Dennis, International Computer Purchasing Ltd

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

Andrew Bruce, ICP Networks

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
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
Enjoyed the course - lots of points to think about and implement.
David Bull, Laboratory Sales (UK) Ltd
Very beneficial and helpful course which will give me lots of ideas to take forward into my role
Ben Crooks, Care Quality Commission


  • 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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5th Jun 2024
6th Jun 2024
2nd Aug 2024
20th Aug 2024
9th Sep 2024
11th Oct 2024
Bristol (Clifton)
6th Nov 2024
...or create a training session that suits you using one of the options below.
Inhouse Training
1-5 delegates £1,200.00
6-10 delegates £1,650.00
Each additional £100.00
1-2-1 Executive Coaching
½ day on-site£750.00
1 day on-site£1,250.00
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Per delegate£480.00
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31st Jul 2024
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30th Sep 2024
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2nd Dec 2024
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...or create a training session that suits you using one of the options below.
Private Virtual Training
1-2 delegates £580.00
Each additional £80.00
1-2-1 Virtual Executive Coaching
½ day 1-2-1 virtually£600.00
1 day 1-2-1 virtually£950.00
U-Choose Virtual Training
Per delegate£280.00