greenshoots | Getting more from an appraisal

Getting more from an appraisal

Course Overview


An appraisal plays a key role in staff management and business development. However,
how often have you left an appraisal thinking 'well that didn't go quite as planned'? As a
supervisor, team leader, manager or director it is vital that you know how to manage the
appraisal process to get the very best out of it for both the employee and the business.


This workshop is full of practical advice to make the appraisal process a hugely beneficial addition to a business. There is lots of time for group discussion and interaction allowing delegates to discuss topics in detail which will help them embed the learning. 



Course Prerequisites


We do request that delegates are either already in a supervisory or management role, or that they will shortly be moving to one.



Overall Aim


For delegates to demonstrate why an appraisal is key to running an effective team and to understand how to get the very most from the process.




  • To describe how an appraisal forms part of the performance management cycle

  • To list what factors leading up to an appraisal can impact on its success

  • To design an appraisal form suitable for your place of work

  • To list the discrimination laws that play a part in the appraisal process



Course Breakdown


Section 1
  • What is an appraisal and how can it help your business?

  • How the appraisal forms part of the performance management cycle

Section 2
  • The importance of preparation and planning

  • Designing the process

  • Communicating the process and getting buy-in

  • Attitudes and emotions seen during an appraisal

Section 3
  • The appraisal form & interview - designing a suitable structure

  • Vital communication skills - active listening and opening questioning

  • Summarising both verbally and in writing

Section 4
  • Agreeing the outcomes of the appraisal

  • Setting SMART targets and objectives

  • Assessing success




All learning materials and full support materials are provided via access to our virtual learning environment together with online evaluation and post-course follow-up.



2010 - present

2010 - present

Creating flexiblity through customisation

The workshops above costs £950 + VAT based on a maximum group size of 12 delegates.


We probably can’t provide all of the answers to all of your questions online so please call us on 0333 344 4031  to discuss your requirements.


The workshop content above is provided purely as a guide as all Green Shoots Learning courses are customised to best suit your business requirements. Pre-workshop consultancy is provided for all bookings, either in person or over the telephone where we will work with you to build in your company procedures and best practice.  


All workshops and courses include full support materials accessed from The Green Shoots Academy e-learning platform, note-pad and pen, all exercises and any printed handouts required for the day, on-line evaluation, personal action cards, individual 4 week delegate follow up and a full post-workshop Client report.


Our workshops can be run on-site or at a convenient public location (we will even sort out room hire for you if needed), across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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