This course demonstrates the essential process and techniques to those with the responsibility for delivering appraisals. It allows time for delegates to consider the company’s framework and specific appraisal techniques to conduct a professional appraisal. Delegates will also reflect on methods on how to address any performance issues positively.

For In-house courses we are able to incorporate company specific appraisal cycles.


Identify processes that create an effective framework to facilitate performance and development appraisals.

Please note this is the standard course outline. For in-house training, we can bespoke this course to your specific needs.

What will I learn?


Learn how to:

  • Discuss the benefits of holding regular performance reviews.
  • Understanding the process, purpose, and value of appraisals.

Preparation for delivering an Appraisal

Learn how to:

  • Understanding the value of the pre-appraisal reports and paperwork.
  • Analysing and discussing what is expected of the appraiser.
  • Planning and preparing a confident appraisal.

Delivering an Appraisal

Learn how to:

  • Initiating the discussion, measuring objectives with competencies.
  • Using techniques to gather accurate information, interpret the message and make decisions.
  • Identifying the five appraiser’s skills needed to deliver a confident appraisal.
  • Techniques to enable the appraisee to design appropriate solutions to challenges.
  • How to structure any follow up meeting and feedback sessions.
  • Identify when individual’s performance requires further support and guidance.

How we deliver

Training can be delivered in either of the following ways:

  • Online

    Online training is ideal if you have staff in different geographical locations who have the same Microsoft or Adobe training requirements.

    Our expert trainers can deliver Watch and Learn sessions to up to 100 people. Alternatively, they can produce an interactive session that allows delegates to complete practical exercises within the Microsoft or Adobe apps of your choosing.

  • Face to face

    Choose from one or half day training sessions or our popular 90-minute Sprint sessions, which can be delivered in your offices or at another location of your choice.

    All we need is a room with a table and chairs and we look after the rest. We can even provide laptops and a projector should you not have spare IT equipment to use.

Sprint learning

Short on time, but still want to boost staff performance?
Book a Sprint Session!

Each Sprint Session follows a 90-minute format for ultra-focused team learning.

Pick a topic, tell us what you want to achieve from your session, and we’ll put together a short, fun, entirely bespoke programme that meets the needs of your team.

Designed to cater for 10-15 delegates at a time

Developed by our team to cover the subject matter of your choice

Delivered online or face-to-face

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