Appraisal Conversations: In Practice

Appraisals can be a challenging time for managers. As well as understanding the organisation’s approach to the process, managers need to be confident in having effective conversations that include evidence-based feedback, goal setting and discussions about on-going development. Sometimes they have to do all this with staff who aren’t especially engaged with the appraisal process!

Appraisal Conversations is part of our ‘in practice’ collection of ready-to-tailor programmes with a strong pragmatic focus. Workshops can be delivered as is, or be a time and cost-efficient starting point for developing personalised learning for your organisation.

Course Details

Help your operational managers to build the confidence to have meaningful appraisal conversations that support staff engagement.  Managers will leave this highly interactive one-day workshop knowing:

  • The purpose and value of regular reviews
  • Your organisation’s approach to appraisals (tailored content)
  • The best way to prepare for appraisals
  • How to communicate in appraisals and ways to engage reluctant staff
  • Strategies for managing feedback (in both directions)
  • How to set collaborative goals/objectives
  • How to talk about ongoing development.


One day (6 hours).

Delivered in person or virtually via MS Teams, Zoom or Webex.

Make sure your managers go beyond box ticking, and can lead engaging, effective and enjoyable appraisal conversations.

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