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Appraisal Meetings for Positive Results

With human capital management becoming increasingly recognised as a key differentiator between companies, the appraisal process must support and add value to both the organisation and the individual. Having a motivated team focussed on continuously improving their own and company performance is the hallmark of a successful manager. The appraisal meeting is a key opportunity to make a difference.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This highly practical one day event addresses the common causes of ineffective appraisal meetings and provides you with the skills and confidence to ensure that your meetings have a positive effect on performance.

Who should attend?

Anyone responsible for conducting appraisal meetings who would like to ensure that they get the most benefit from the process.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Principles and Purpose of Appraisal
• What the appraisal is really supposed to achieve – moving from completing forms to gaining performance improvement
• What should the individual expect from the process?
• What does the organisation need?

Actions Before, During and After the Meeting
• The importance of planning
• Administration, making it work for you
• Structuring the meeting so the individual does most of the talking
• Understanding and getting the most from your company's scheme
• On-going review

From Performance Evaluation to Performance Improvement
• Putting the key components in place – the importance of standards and clear performance expectations
• Ensuring the meeting is a positive experience
• Achieving performance improvement

How to Ensure Effective Personal Development Plans
• Putting the key components in place – the importance of standards and clear performance expectations
• Ensuring the meeting is a positive experience
• Achieving performance improvement

Skills for Effective Communication
• Establishing rapport for more effective communication
• Using positive language
• Developing your questioning techniques
• Using effective listening skills
• The importance of non-verbal communication
• Giving and receiving feedback

Contracting for Performance Improvement
• The role of the manager providing on-going support
• Management style, the importance of coaching
• Supporting actions the manager should take, such as providing appropriate opportunities for skills development

Benefits to you

• Understanding the real potential to be gained from an effective appraisal process
• Increasing your confidence to manage performance positively
• Enthusing your team
• Creating a high performance culture
• Developing your communication skills in 1:1 situations

Companies already benefiting include:

Increasing your confidence to manage performance positively

Duration of Course

2 days Day Course

Course details

8th & 9th November 2010, London, PT1909-NOV10

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