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Managing Appraisals

Course Details

Name Managing Appraisals
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Location:
Edinburgh
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Price:
£400.00 +vat
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Residential:
Course ID:
503461

Overview

When performance is measured and reported the rate of performance improvement accelerates.

This course enables appraisers at all levels of an organisation to recognise the importance and benefits of an appraisal system and develop appropriate appraisal techniques.

The course revisits the purposes of appraisals, the intended outcomes and the issues of performance.  You  have the opportunity to put the practice of appraisal interviewing into effect throughout the day.  It concentrates on building your confidence in undertaking a successful appraisal programme.  It looks at pre-appraisal issues as well as the follow-up requirements.

Attitudes and behaviours are discussed as well as understanding how to overcome appraisal concerns.  The structure of an appraisal interview is covered along with questioning and listening skills and target setting.

This Managing Appraisals course is available throughout the UK.

CPD Value 5.5 Hours

Learning Objectives

  • A greater confidence in handling appraisals
  • An understanding of the purpose and benefits of appraisals
  • The development of practical skills in successful appraisal handling
  • The ability to structure an appraisal process and the interview
  • The ability to deal with behavioural issues
  • The development of a workable action plan for implementation back in the office

Course Content

09:30 Coffee & Course Objectives

10:00 - 10:45 Purpose of Appraisals (The key reasons for appraisals; the link with performance and development of staff; objective setting and measurement.)

10:45 - 11:15 Benefits of Appraisals (Benefits to the organisation, the team, the MANAGER and the INDIVIDUAL)

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30 Appraisal Role Plays (The importance of preparation; Setting the right tone; dealing with performance; evidence for assessments)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:15 Listening Skills and Questioning Skills (Getting the balance right; open and perceptive questioning; importance of feedback; working to a plan)

14:15 - 15:45 Appraisal Role plays (coffee at 15:15) (Building techniques; the staff development plans; revising objectives)

15:45 - 16:30 Understanding the Overall Process: Action Planning (Putting the process and activities together; where do my priorities lie, where from here)

16:30 Summary & Action Plans Agreed

Edinburgh

Location:

Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue
16 St. Mary's Street
EH1 1SU

 

Directions:

By Rail:

Waverley Station. Leave the station by the steps to Market Street. Cross Market Street along from the City Art Centre and turn left, going under the large decorated bridge. Bear right into Jeffrey Street past Jury's Hotel to the junction (traffic lights) with the High Street. Cross the High Street into St Mary's Street (continuation of Jeffrey Street) and the training centre is down the hill on the left (situated between Slanji and the Russian Shop).

By Air

Edinburgh Airport. Taxis available from outside the terminal. The trip to the training centre takes around 25 minutes and costs around £16.

By car

Arriving by car from the West:
From the M8, approaching the Hermiston Gait junction take the city bypass north to the major 'Gogar' roundabout then follow the signs for the city centre
From the M9 follow signs for Edinburgh city centre, through the underpass to the Maybury junction. Continue past PC World (right) and the Zoo (left) - remember to stay off the bus lanes! Shortly after passing Haymarket Station on your right, go straight ahead at the next junctions, soon passing a church (tall steeple) on the left and lots of shops both sides (Habitat on left). Turn right at next junction (Frasers store on left, Caledonian Hotel on right) into Lothian Road.
Turn left at the third set of light into Bread Street, then go ahead down West Port through the Grassmarket. Continue straight ahead along Cowgate to the the lights at the junction of Pleasance / St Mary's St (Travelodge hotel on the left). Go straight ahead into Holyrood Road and park on the right in the 'NCP' multi-storey car park in St John's Hill. Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue is half way up St Mary's Street on the right.

Arriving by car from the North:
Follow signs for the city centre from A90/Forth Road Bridge via Cramond and Barnton, approaching the city via Blackhall (bear right at the junction at the Kwik-Fit garage).
At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Queensferry Road (A90).
Then turn left (one-way) onto Randolph Crescent then immediately turn left onto Great Stuart Street.
Turn right onto Ainslie Place and immediately turn right onto St Colme Street.
At the traffic signals continue forward (signposted Berwick upon Tweed A1). Continue forward onto York Place.
At the Picardy Place roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Leith Street (A900) signposted Galashiels A7, Jedburgh A68.
At East End turn right then immediately left onto North Bridge-A7.
At the traffic signals turn left onto the High Street. At the next traffic signals turn right onto St Mary's Street.
ETCV is a third of the way down on the right

Arriving by car from the South:
From the A1, or South East, take the City Bypass, and exit the city centre at the Dalkeith junction.(From A68, after Dalkeith go across the bypass, not onto it).
Coming in on the Old Dalkeith Road, you will approach a roundabout at the Cameron Toll shopping centre (railway bridge over).
Take the third exit (under the bridge), effectively going straight ahead, into St. Leonards.
Stay on this road past the Commonwealth Pool and Scottish Widows former HQ (brown building) on your right until on the Pleasance you meet the four-way junction (lights) of Pleasance, St Mary's St (ahead), Cowgate (left) and Holyrood Road (right). Turn right into Holyrood Road and the Scot Park car park is just down the road on the right.
The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue is half way up St Mary's Street on the right.

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