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Managing Appraisals

Course Details

Name Managing Appraisals
Description
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Location:
Manchester
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Price:
£400.00 +vat
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Residential:
Course ID:
503470

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

Manchester

Location:

De Vere Cheadle House
Cheadle Royal Business Park
SK8 3FS

 

Directions:

By Road:

From the M60

Exit at Junction 3 and take the A34 (dual carriageway) signed to Cheadle and Cheadle Royal. 

Continue through the first set of traffic lights, then take the first exit from the A34 signed to Cheadle Royal. At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Cheadle Royal Business Park. Continue along this road where you will pass David Lloyd Leisure on the left. Cheadle House is located on the right hand side. Park inside the barrier car park. 

From the M56

Exit at Junction 5 signposted to the Airport. Take the left hand lane following signs for Terminal 2.

At roundabout go straight on, signposted A5166, Wimslow. At next junction follow signs for All Traffic. At round-a-bout follow sign for A5166 Cheadle. 

At the first set of traffic lights (facing Manchester International Office Centre) turn left towards Heald Green. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right towards Heald Green and Cheadle, passing Heald Green railway station (Finney Lane). 

Continue for 1.5 miles until the next set of traffic lights and turn left. Go straight over the first roundabout and left at the second, into Cheadle Royal Business Park. Follow the main road, go straight over the next mini roundabout and Cheadle House in on the right. 

Park inside the barrier car park. 

From the M6 northbound

Exit at Junction 19. Take the A556 through Mere Turn right onto the M56. Follow the instructions above.

By Rail 15 minutes drive to either Stockport or Wilmslow stations. (Both InterCity lines) 

If you require a taxi please contact our reception team: 0844 980 2303

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